Long Island job levels in February

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The private, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose by 30,600 to 1.3 million in February 2017 compared to a year earlier, according to the state’s Labor Department. Leading the increases were the private educational and health services sector, which rose by 10,300, trade, transportation and utilities, which increased by 8,700 and professional and business services, which went up 7,400. Click on the trend lines below for details on the 10 sectors going back to 1990. The table below gives details for the 2017 and 2016 levels. This database was posted on March 23, 2017.

How Long Island’s 10 sectors have done in February

How the 10 sectors break down year over year


Industry            (job levels in thousands)Feb. 2017Feb. 2016% change
TOTAL NONFARM1,313.51,282.92.4%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,114.71,087.62.5%
Total Goods Producing 141.5141.40.1%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 70.770.20.7%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 51.149.23.9%
   Manufacturing70.871.2-0.6%
      Durable Goods 39.540.0-1.3%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.331.20.3%
Total Service Providing1,172.01,141.52.7%
Total Private Service-Providing973.2946.22.9%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities276.1267.43.3%
      Wholesale Trade 71.869.23.8%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.134.4-0.9%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 26.325.91.5%
      Retail Trade 161.0156.62.8%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 11.812.1-2.5%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.035.12.6%
            Grocery Stores 29.929.61.0%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.312.83.9%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 18.718.03.9%
         General Merchandise Stores 26.126.00.4%
            Department Stores 19.919.90.0%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 43.341.64.1%
         Utilities 4.84.64.3%
         Transportation and Warehousing 38.537.04.1%
            Couriers and Messengers 5.15.3-3.8%
   Information19.119.3-1.0%
         Broadcasting (except Internet) 1.11.010.0%
         Telecommunications 8.58.6-1.2%
   Financial Activities70.771.5-1.1%
      Finance and Insurance 53.454.4-1.8%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.320.4-0.5%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.711.70.0%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.827.3-1.8%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.317.11.2%
         Real Estate 13.813.70.7%
   Professional and Business Services 173.5166.14.5%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 82.680.03.3%
            Legal Services 18.618.7-0.5%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 15.114.44.9%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.516.40.6%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 74.469.76.7%
   Education and Health Services266.0255.74.0%
      Educational Services 41.642.9-3.0%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 224.4212.85.5%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 88.084.83.8%
         Hospitals 64.660.27.3%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.132.93.6%
         Social Assistance 37.734.98.0%
   Leisure and Hospitality110.5108.71.7%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 15.216.9-10.1%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 11.412.2-6.6%
      Accommodation and Food Services 95.391.83.8%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 90.887.14.2%
   Other Services 57.357.5-0.3%
         Personal and Laundry Services 22.522.30.9%
Government 198.8195.31.8%
   Federal Government 16.716.51.2%
   State Government 25.124.71.6%
      State Government Education 13.613.04.6%
      State Government Hospitals 1.41.5-6.7%
   Local Government 157.0154.11.9%
      Local Government Education 105.8103.32.4%
      Local Government Hospitals 2.92.83.6%