Economic Security
Change in Jobs by Sector

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Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

What does this measure?

The net growth or decline in jobs by sector, shown as a percentage gain or loss from 2001 to 2020.

Why is this important?

Job growth by sector is a key indicator of economic vitality and reveals how the structure of industry and the composition of employment in the region are changing.

How is Westchester County performing?

Total jobs in Westchester County increased by 7% from 2001 to 2020, lower than the 11% increase for New York and the 15% increase for the United States. Westchester experienced the most job gains in Financial Activities (52%), Health Care (18%), and Educational Services (17%). Over the same period, Information and Manufacturing jobs in the region both fell by 48% and 45%, respectively.

Compared to similar counties, Westchester's total job growth lagged behind Rockland (19%), Putnam (15%) and Nassau (9%). Westchester County's sector trends were very similar to trends in the comparison counties. All the counties, for example, had losses in Information Services - jobs fell 49% in Rockland County, 47% in Nassau and 35% in Putnam - and gains in Financial Activities - up 77% in Rockland, 47% in Nassau, and 42% in Putnam.

Notes about the data

County employment estimates are reported by place of work, not place of residence.

Change in Jobs by Sector, 2020
AgricultureConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Westchester County-3%8%17%52%-3%18%-48%6%-45%N/A13%13%-8%7%
Nassau County-27%18%14%47%-6%52%-47%0%-54%N/A7%-7%-9%9%
Putnam County26%5%50%42%5%18%-35%10%-8%N/A18%-27%17%15%
Rockland County20%N/A20%77%-13%65%-49%6%-35%N/A26%42%-2%19%
New York State-15%12%37%40%-1%37%-14%5%-41%5%9%21%2%11%

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Notes: N/A - Data not disclosed or not reported.




Total Jobs by Sector, 2020
AgricultureConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Westchester County38334,98222,48492,25862,25685,4249,70940,28412,852N/A37,48292,35284,573575,726
Nassau County9639,37626,536148,63379,524153,40410,07256,58517,070N/A48,409104,782139,235833,867
Putnam County1173,9181,4194,5624,6045,0505833,0721,454N/A2,6393,1784,90138,624
Rockland County739,8635,81121,10117,48232,8031,91710,1607,860N/A8,42824,00025,482165,176
New York State51,330517,027458,2591,573,6261,463,6731,755,902306,836856,553432,46423,740616,0011,722,0841,804,43511,581,930

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Notes: N/A - Data not disclosed or not reported.








INDICATORS TREND | WESTCHESTER
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0
Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care -1
Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 -1
Decreasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Single Female-Headed Households 0
Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0
Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 1
Increasing
Serious Crimes -1
Decreasing
Victims of Domestic Violence -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households With Internet Access, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households without Vehicles -1
Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Air Quality 1
Increasing
Population Density 0
Maintaining
Water Quality of the Long Island Sound 1
Increasing
Open Space in Westchester County 1
Increasing
Change in Total Population 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Age -1
Decreasing
People with Disabilities 1
Increasing
Language Diversity 1
Increasing
People 65 or Older Living Alone 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs -1
Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Business Ownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty -1
Decreasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Food Insecurity -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Public Assistance 0
Maintaining
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income 1
Increasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden -1
Decreasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households -1
Decreasing
Homelessness, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Homelessness, by Sex 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Student Spending 0
Maintaining
Student Suspensions -1
Decreasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Admission Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Enrollment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Without Health Insurance -1
Decreasing
Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Diabetes Mortality, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Suicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*


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