Economy

Eighty-six percent of residents in Columbia County believe jobs are hard to come by.

While about half of residents in most counties are either somewhat or very concerned over the possibility of unemployment hitting their family in the upcoming year, Columbia County is the exception.  Here, 38% of residents express concern that someone in their family will lose their job in the next 12 months.  This includes 13% who are very concerned.

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County Comparison

Quality of Jobs as a Priority

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Topline & Region

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Topline & Demography

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Community Rating Trend

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Community Rating & Region

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Community Rating & Demography

Chart: Community Rating: The quality of jobsDescription: Columbia County Quality of Jobs 2012: Community Rating & DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Community Spending Trend

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Community Spending & Region

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Community Spending & Demography

Chart: Community Spending: The quality of jobsDescription: Columbia County Quality of Jobs 2012: Community Spending & DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Jobs in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Direction of the Economy 2012: Region

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Direction of the Economy 2012: Demography

Chart: Right now do you think the Mid-Hudson Valley economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?Description: Columbia County Direction of the Economy 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Job Loss Concerns 2012: Region

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Job Loss Concerns 2012: Demography

Chart: How concerned are you that in the next 12 months you or someone else in your household might be out of work and looking for a job: Description: Columbia County Job Loss Concerns 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Job Opportunities 2012: Region

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Job Opportunities 2012: Demography

Chart: Thinking now about job opportunities where you live, would you say there are plenty of jobs available in your community or are jobs difficult to find?Description: Columbia County Job Opportunities 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Difficulty Finding a Job: Trend

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Difficulty Finding a Job 2012: Region

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Difficulty Finding a Job 2012: Demography

Chart: Columbia County Employed Residents 2012If you were to lose your job would it be very difficult, difficult, not very difficult, or not difficult at all to find another similar position about the same distance from your home?Description: Columbia County Difficulty Finding a Job 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Impact of Recession on Jobs 2012: Region

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Impact of Recession on Jobs 2012: Demography

Chart: Just from what you’ve seen or heard, do you think the jobs that your community has lost in this recession will probably come back when the economy improves, or do you think they were jobs that will probably never come back?Description: Columbia County Impact of Recession on Jobs 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Working in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Employed: Trend

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Employed 2012: Region

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Employed 2012: Demography

Chart: Household EmploymentDescription: Columbia County Employed 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Average Number of Jobs in Household: Trend

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Average Number of Jobs in Household 2012: Region

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Average Number of Jobs in Household 2012: Demography

Chart: Total number of jobs held in householdDescription: Columbia County Average Number of Jobs in Household 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Part-time Workers Looking for Full-time Work 2012: Region

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Average Number of Adults Working in Household: Trend

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Average Number of Adults Working in Household 2012: Region

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Average Number of Adults Working in Household 2012: Demography

Chart: Household EmploymentDescription: Columbia County Average Number of Adults Working in Household 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Number of Adults Working in Household: Trend

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Number of Adults Working in Household 2012: Region

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Number of Adults Working in Household 2012: Demography

Chart: Household Employment – Employed ResidentsDescription: Columbia County Number of Adults Working in Household 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Average Number of Jobs for Working Adults: Trend

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Average Number of Jobs for Working Adults 2012: Region

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Average Number of Jobs for Working Adults 2012: Demography

Chart: Columbia County Employed Residents 2012Total Number of Jobs Description: Columbia County Average Number of Jobs for Working Adults 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Average Work Week: Trend

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Average Work Week 2012: Region

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Average Work Week 2012: Demography

Chart: Columbia County Employed Residents 2012Number of hours worked in an average weekDescription: Columbia County Average Work Week 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Adults Looking for Work: Trend

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Adults Looking for Work 2012: Region

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Adults Looking for Work 2012: Demography

Chart: Household looking for workDescription: Columbia County Adults Looking for Work: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Keeping Businesses in the Area

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Topline & Region

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Topline & Demography

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Affordability of Property Taxes

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Topline & Region

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Topline & Demography

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Affordability of Property Taxes: Trend

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Affordability of Property Taxes 2012: Region

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Affordability of Property Taxes 2012: Demography

Chart: Financial Strain: Property taxesDescription: Columbia County Affordability of Property Taxes 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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People Coming & Going

Planning to Move:Trend

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Planning to Move 2012: Region

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Planning to Move 2012: Demography

Chart: Five years from now, plans to stay or moveDescription: Columbia County Planning to Move 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Leaving the Mid-Hudson Valley 2012: Region

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Leaving the Mid-Hudson Valley 2012: Demography

Chart: Thinking about the next five years, do you expect to move:Description: Columbia County Leaving the Mid-Hudson Valley 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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Economic vs. Non-economic Reasons for Leaving MHV: Trend

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Economic vs. Non-economic Reasons for Leaving MHV 2012: Region

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Economic vs. Non-economic Reasons for Leaving MHV 2012: Demography

Chart: What is the main reason you plan to move away from the Mid-Hudson Valley?Description: Columbia County Economic vs. Non-economic Reasons for Leaving MHV 2012: DemographyTags: Many Voices One Valley 2012Author: The Marist Pollcharts powered by iCharts

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