LI unemployment rates, May 2017

The overall unemployment rate on Long Island for May 2017 rose to 3.9 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from where it was a year earlier, according to data from the state’s Department of Labor. The Village of Lindenhurst showed the largest percentage-point increase, rising to 4.5 percent from 3.8 percent in May 2016.

The charts show May rates for 2017 and 2016 and the table below gives details. Read more about the data.

May 2017 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate (%)
Long Island 1,480,300 1,423,000 57,300 3.9
         
Nassau County 701,800 675,400 26,400 3.8
  Freeport 22,700 21,700 1,000 4.6
  Glen Cove 14,100 13,600 500 3.6
  Hempstead Town 400,000 384,300 15,600 3.9
  Hempstead Village 27,500 26,200 1,300 4.6
  Long Beach 19,700 18,900 700 3.6
  N. Hempstead Town 113,100 109,200 3,900 3.4
  Oyster Bay Town 155,000 149,400 5,600 3.6
  Rockville Centre 12,100 11,700 400 3.5
  Valley Stream 19,700 18,900 800 4.1
         
Suffolk County 778,500 747,600 30,900 4.0
  Babylon Town 112,000 107,100 4,900 4.4
  Brookhaven Town 254,200 244,200 10,000 3.9
  Huntington Town 104,600 100,700 3,900 3.7
  Islip Town 179,000 171,800 7,200 4.0
  Lindenhurst Village 15,400 14,700 700 4.5
  Riverhead Town 16,000 15,400 700 4.1
  Smithtown Town 60,100 58,000 2,100 3.6
  Southampton Town 29,000 27,900 1,100 3.8
         
New York City 4,202,800 4,024,500 178,300 4.2
New York State 9,619,000 9,208,300 410,700 4.3
         
April 2017 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate (%)
Long Island 1,470,800 1,413,500 57,300 3.9
         
Nassau County 696,600 670,700 25,900 3.7
  Freeport 22,600 21,500 1,100 4.9
  Glen Cove 14,000 13,500 500 3.6
  Hempstead Town 397,100 381,600 15,500 3.9
  Hempstead Village 27,300 26,000 1,300 4.7
  Long Beach 19,500 18,800 700 3.4
  N. Hempstead Town 112,200 108,400 3,800 3.4
  Oyster Bay Town 153,800 148,400 5,400 3.5
  Rockville Centre 12,000 11,600 400 3.6
  Valley Stream 19,600 18,800 800 3.9
         
Suffolk County 774,200 742,800 31,400 4.1
  Babylon Town 111,300 106,400 4,800 4.3
  Brookhaven Town 252,700 242,700 10,000 4.0
  Huntington Town 103,900 100,100 3,900 3.7
  Islip Town 177,900 170,700 7,100 4.0
  Lindenhurst Village 15,300 14,600 600 4.2
  Riverhead Town 15,900 15,300 700 4.3
  Smithtown Town 59,700 57,600 2,100 3.5
  Southampton Town 29,100 27,700 1,400 4.7
         
New York City 4,208,800 4,043,500 165,300 3.9
New York State 9,618,500 9,213,100 405,300 4.2
         
May 2016 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate (%)
Long Island 1,480,000 1,424,800 55,200 3.7
         
Nassau County 701,200 676,200 25,000 3.6
  Freeport 22,700 21,700 1,000 4.4
  Glen Cove 14,100 13,600 500 3.5
  Hempstead Town 399,600 384,800 14,900 3.7
  Hempstead Village 27,500 26,300 1,200 4.4
  Long Beach 19,600 19,000 700 3.4
  N. Hempstead Town 113,000 109,300 3,700 3.3
  Oyster Bay Town 154,800 149,600 5,200 3.4
  Rockville Centre 12,100 11,700 400 3.5
  Valley Stream 19,700 18,900 800 3.9
         
Suffolk County 778,800 748,600 30,200 3.9
  Babylon Town 112,100 107,300 4,800 4.3
  Brookhaven Town 254,500 244,600 10,000 3.9
  Huntington Town 104,500 100,900 3,600 3.4
  Islip Town 179,200 172,100 7,100 4.0
  Lindenhurst Village 15,300 14,700 600 3.8
  Riverhead Town 16,000 15,400 600 3.9
  Smithtown Town 60,100 58,000 2,100 3.4
  Southampton Town 29,000 27,900 1,100 3.7
         
New York City 4,114,500 3,924,500 190,000 4.6
New York State 9,566,700 9,152,000 414,700 4.3

Babylon Village official’s tax debts

Babylon Village Public Works Superintendent Charles Gardner owes more than $31,000 in delinquent county, town and school property taxes on his Cockenoe Avenue home. Until May, he also owed $3,400 in village liens, which he paid off on May 9. Here are details on Gardner’s tax debts, past and present. Figures may include penalties and interest. An annual breakdown of delinquent taxes on Gardner’s Captree Island home is not available; the highest recorded debt — $38,187 — is included in the table below. You can read more here. This data was posted on June 9, 2017

Partial list of tax delinquencies

Delinquency Still unpaid Paid As_Of_Date
2013-14 county, town, school taxes on Cockenoe Avenue home $750.08   6/9/2017
2014-15 county, town, school taxes on Cockenoe Avenue home $11,653.58   6/9/2017
2015-16 county, town, school taxes on Cockenoe Avenue home $10,188.13   6/9/2017
2016-17 county, town, school taxes on Cockenoe Avenue home $9,056.57   6/9/2017
2011-12 village taxes on Cockenoe Avenue home   $926.60 5/9/2017
2012-13 village taxes on Cockenoe Avenue home   $890.67 5/9/2017
2013-14 village taxes on Cockenoe Avenue home   $901.60 5/9/2017
2016-17 village taxes on Cockenoe Avenue home   $701.11 5/9/2017
2002 federal income tax   $68,599.41 9/17/2008
2003 federal income tax   $19,246.18 9/17/2008
2004 federal income tax   $8,603.42 11/12/2008
2005 federal income tax   $5,164.82 1/27/2010
2006 federal income tax   $409.38 11/12/2008
2003 state income tax   $1,129.34 12/15/2009
2004 state income tax   $1,888.80 12/15/2009
2005 state income tax   $2,536.69 12/15/2009
2006 state income tax   $874.31 12/15/2009
2010 state income tax   $9,206.18 7/15/2015
2010-12 county, town, school taxes on Captree Island home   $38,187.93* 11/21/2012

Sources: Suffolk County, Babylon Town and Babylon Village property tax records; federal and state tax records. Bar charts via amCharts.com

Population gains and loses on Long Island

Place 2015 2016 2015-16 change 2015-16 % change
Nassau County 1,359,702 1,361,500 1,798 0.13
   Glen Cove 27,351 27,341 -10 -0.04
   Hempstead 769,818 770,367 549 0.07
   Long Beach 33,706 33,717 11 0.03
   North Hempstead 230,333 231,114 781 0.34
   Oyster Bay 298,494 298,961 467 0.16
         
Suffolk County 1,497,903 1,492,583 -5,320 -0.36
   Babylon 212,984 212,137 -847 -0.40
   Brookhaven 488,201 486,599 -1,602 -0.33
   East Hampton 21,965 22,009 44 0.20
   Huntington 204,077 203,236 -841 -0.41
   Islip 335,249 333,758 -1,491 -0.44
   Riverhead 33,714 33,637 -77 -0.23
   Shelter Island 2,412 2,413 1 0.04
   Smithtown 117,962 117,481 -481 -0.41
   Southampton 58,108 58,119 11 0.02
   Southold 22,202 22,165 -37 -0.17
   Poospatuck Reservation 336 335 -1 -0.30
   Shinnecock Reservation 693 694 1 0.14

Voting in the 9th Assembly District

Democrat Pellegrino by 50-60%

      Pellegrino by 60% Plus

      Republican Gargiulo by 50-60%

      Gargiulo by 60% Plus

Democrat Christine Pellegrino defeated Conservative Tom Gargiulo Tuesday in a special election for the 9th Assembly District, which crosses the Nassau-Suffolk Border and which favored President Donald Trump in the presidential race last year. Here is an unofficial breakdown of the vote, by election districts, based on data from the Nassau and Suffolk boards of election. To see how the district and the rest of Long Island voted in 2016 and 2012, click here, and you can also read more about the Pellegrino-Gargiulo race here.

Long Island unemployment levels in April

The overall unemployment rate for April 2017 sits at 3.9 percent, just where it was a year earlier, according to data from the state’s Department of Labor. However, the rate rose over year-over-year the year for Nassau County as well as for the city of Long Beach, the towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Huntington, Smithtown and Southampton, and the village of Lindenhurst. The charts show April rates for 2017 and 2016 and the table below gives details.
This data posted on May 23, 2017.

APRIL 2017 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Jobless Rate (%)
Long Island 1,470,900 1,413,600 57,300 3.9
         
Nassau County 696,600 670,700 25,900 3.7
Freeport 22,600 21,500 1,100 4.9
Glen Cove 14,000 13,500 500 3.6
Hempstead Town 397,100 381,600 15,500 3.9
Hempstead Village 27,300 26,000 1,300 4.7
Long Beach 19,500 18,800 700 3.4
N. Hempstead Town 112,200 108,400 3,800 3.4
Oyster Bay Town 153,800 148,400 5,400 3.5
Rockville Centre 12,000 11,600 400 3.6
Valley Stream 19,600 18,800 800 3.9
         
Suffolk County 774,300 742,800 31,400 4.1
Babylon Town 111,200 106,400 4,800 4.3
Brookhaven Town 252,700 242,700 10,000 4.0
Huntington Town 103,900 100,100 3,900 3.7
Islip Town 177,900 170,700 7,100 4.0
Lindenhurst Village 15,300 14,600 600 4.2
Riverhead Town 15,900 15,300 700 4.3
Smithtown Town 59,700 57,600 2,100 3.5
Southampton Town 29,100 27,700 1,400 4.7
         
New York City 4,209,300 4,043,900 165,400 3.9
New York State 9,619,300 9,213,800 405,600 4.2
         
MARCH 2017 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Jobless Rate (%)
Long Island 1,463,800 1,405,200 58,600 4.0
         
Nassau County 692,700 666,900 25,700 3.7
Freeport 22,600 21,400 1,200 5.3
Glen Cove 14,000 13,400 700 4.6
Hempstead Town 394,900 379,500 15,500 3.9
Hempstead Village 27,500 25,900 1,600 5.9
Long Beach 19,400 18,700 700 3.4
N. Hempstead Town 111,600 107,800 3,800 3.4
Oyster Bay Town 152,700 147,500 5,100 3.4
Rockville Centre 11,900 11,500 400 3.4
Valley Stream 19,400 18,700 700 3.8
         
Suffolk County 771,100 738,300 32,900 4.3
Babylon Town 110,500 105,800 4,800 4.3
Brookhaven Town 251,400 241,200 10,300 4.1
Huntington Town 103,400 99,500 3,900 3.8
Islip Town 177,100 169,700 7,400 4.2
Lindenhurst Village 15,100 14,500 600 3.9
Riverhead Town 16,000 15,200 800 5.3
Smithtown Town 59,200 57,200 2,000 3.4
Southampton Town 29,300 27,500 1,700 5.9
         
New York City 4,224,400 4,051,200 173,200 4.1
New York State 9,615,300 9,195,000 420,200 4.4
         
APRIL 2016 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Jobless Rate (%)
Long Island 1,471,200 1,414,400 56,800 3.9
         
Nassau County 696,500 671,200 25,400 3.6
Freeport 22,700 21,500 1,100 4.9
Glen Cove 14,000 13,500 500 3.6
Hempstead Town 397,000 381,900 15,200 3.8
Hempstead Village 27,400 26,100 1,300 4.7
Long Beach 19,500 18,800 600 3.3
N. Hempstead Town 112,300 108,500 3,800 3.4
Oyster Bay Town 153,700 148,500 5,200 3.4
Rockville Centre 12,000 11,600 400 3.6
Valley Stream 19,600 18,800 800 4.0
         
Suffolk County 774,700 743,200 31,500 4.1
Babylon Town 111,400 106,500 5,000 4.5
Brookhaven Town 253,000 242,800 10,200 4.0
Huntington Town 103,700 100,100 3,500 3.4
Islip Town 178,100 170,800 7,300 4.1
Lindenhurst Village 15,200 14,600 600 4.0
Riverhead Town 16,000 15,300 700 4.4
Smithtown Town 59,700 57,600 2,100 3.4
Southampton Town 29,100 27,700 1,300 4.6
         
New York City 4,133,600 3,933,500 200,100 4.8
New York State 9,577,000 9,137,600 439,400 4.6

Long Island job levels in April

The total, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose by 14,000 to 1.34 million in April 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 8,100, and trade, transportation and utilities, which increased by 3,200. The financial sector declined by 1,600 jobs and manufacturing was down 600. 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. And read more about the Long Island job trend here.

How Long Island’s 10 sectors have done in April

How the 10 sectors break down year over year

Industry            (job levels in thousands) April 2017 April 2016 Change in year
TOTAL NONFARM 1,337.7 1,323.7 1.1%
TOTAL PRIVATE 1,136.8 1,125.7 1.0%
Total Goods Producing 147.1 148.4 -0.9%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 76.4 77.1 -0.9%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 54.0 53.7 0.6%
   Manufacturing 70.7 71.3 -0.8%
      Durable Goods 39.4 40.3 -2.2%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.3 31.0 1.0%
Total Service Providing 1,190.6 1,175.3 1.3%
Total Private Service-Providing 989.7 977.3 1.3%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 274.4 271.2 1.2%
      Wholesale Trade 71.1 69.7 2.0%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 33.6 34.5 -2.6%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 26.7 26.3 1.5%
      Retail Trade 160.4 159.0 0.9%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.2 13.6 -2.9%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.1 35.7 1.1%
            Grocery Stores 29.9 29.9 0.0%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.3 12.8 3.9%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 19.0 18.2 4.4%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.9 25.6 1.2%
            Department Stores 19.7 19.7 0.0%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 42.9 42.5 0.9%
         Utilities 4.8 4.7 2.1%
         Transportation and Warehousing 38.1 37.8 0.8%
            Couriers and Messengers 5.0 5.3 -5.7%
   Information 19.2 19.7 -2.5%
         Broadcasting (except Internet) 1.1 1.0 10.0%
         Telecommunications 8.4 8.9 -5.6%
   Financial Activities 70.6 72.2 -2.2%
      Finance and Insurance 52.9 54.7 -3.3%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.2 20.5 -1.5%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.5 11.7 -1.7%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.4 27.6 -4.3%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.7 17.5 1.1%
         Real Estate 13.9 13.8 0.7%
   Professional and Business Services 177.8 175.3 1.4%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 82.2 81.3 1.1%
            Legal Services 18.3 18.9 -3.2%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 15.2 14.5 4.8%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.6 16.4 1.2%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 79.0 77.6 1.8%
   Education and Health Services 270.4 262.3 3.1%
      Educational Services 43.6 45.5 -4.2%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 226.8 216.8 4.6%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 89.7 86.2 4.1%
         Hospitals 65.0 61.1 6.4%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.5 33.3 3.6%
         Social Assistance 37.6 36.2 3.9%
   Leisure and Hospitality 118.8 117.4 1.2%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 20.6 20.4 1.0%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 16.0 15.6 2.6%
      Accommodation and Food Services 98.2 97.0 1.2%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 93.5 92.0 1.6%
   Other Services 58.5 59.2 -1.2%
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.3 23.2 0.4%
Government 200.9 198.0 1.5%
   Federal Government 16.6 16.5 0.6%
   State Government 25.7 25.3 1.6%
      State Government Education 14.2 13.6 4.4%
      State Government Hospitals 1.4 1.5 -6.7%
   Local Government 158.6 156.2 1.5%
      Local Government Education 107.0 104.8 2.1%
      Local Government Hospitals 2.9 2.8 3.6%

Long Island unemployment levels in March

The overall unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a point to 4 percent in March for Long Island, rising only in Long Beach, where it was recorded at 3.5 percent. The charts show March rates for 2017 and 2016 and the table below gives details.
Read more about the Long Island jobless data here. This data posted on April 25, 2017.

MARCH 2017 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate (%)
Long Island 1,464,600 1,406,000 58,600 4.0
         
Nassau County 693,000 667,300 25,700 3.7
  Freeport 22,600 21,400 1,200 5.3
  Glen Cove 14,100 13,400 700 4.6
  Hempstead Town 395,200 379,700 15,500 3.9
  Hempstead Village 27,500 25,900 1,600 5.9
  Long Beach 19,400 18,700 700 3.5
  N. Hempstead Town 111,700 107,900 3,800 3.4
  Oyster Bay Town 152,700 147,600 5,100 3.4
  Rockville Centre 11,900 11,500 400 3.4
  Valley Stream 19,400 18,700 700 3.8
         
Suffolk County 771,600 738,700 32,900 4.3
  Babylon Town 110,600 105,800 4,800 4.3
  Brookhaven Town 251,600 241,300 10,300 4.1
  Huntington Town 103,500 99,500 3,900 3.8
  Islip Town 177,200 169,800 7,400 4.2
  Lindenhurst Village 15,100 14,500 600 3.9
  Riverhead Town 16,000 15,200 800 5.3
  Smithtown Town 59,300 57,300 2,000 3.4
  Southampton Town 29,300 27,600 1,700 5.9
         
New York City 4,223,700 4,050,400 173,300 4.1
New York State 9,616,600 9,196,300 420,400 4.4
         
MARCH 2017 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate (%)
Long Island 1,464,600 1,406,000 58,600 4.0
         
Nassau County 693,000 667,300 25,700 3.7
  Freeport 22,600 21,400 1,200 5.3
  Glen Cove 14,100 13,400 700 4.6
  Hempstead Town 395,200 379,700 15,500 3.9
  Hempstead Village 27,500 25,900 1,600 5.9
  Long Beach 19,400 18,700 700 3.5
  N. Hempstead Town 111,700 107,900 3,800 3.4
  Oyster Bay Town 152,700 147,600 5,100 3.4
  Rockville Centre 11,900 11,500 400 3.4
  Valley Stream 19,400 18,700 700 3.8
         
Suffolk County 771,600 738,700 32,900 4.3
  Babylon Town 110,600 105,800 4,800 4.3
  Brookhaven Town 251,600 241,300 10,300 4.1
  Huntington Town 103,500 99,500 3,900 3.8
  Islip Town 177,200 169,800 7,400 4.2
  Lindenhurst Village 15,100 14,500 600 3.9
  Riverhead Town 16,000 15,200 800 5.3
  Smithtown Town 59,300 57,300 2,000 3.4
  Southampton Town 29,300 27,600 1,700 5.9
         
New York City 4,223,700 4,050,400 173,300 4.1
New York State 9,616,600 9,196,300 420,400 4.4
         
MARCH 2016 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate (%)
Long Island 1,477,700 1,414,900 62,700 4.2
         
Nassau County 698,900 671,600 27,400 3.9
  Freeport 22,800 21,500 1,300 5.6
  Glen Cove 14,200 13,500 700 4.8
  Hempstead Town 398,600 382,100 16,500 4.1
  Hempstead Village 27,800 26,100 1,700 6.2
  Long Beach 19,500 18,800 600 3.3
  N. Hempstead Town 112,600 108,600 4,100 3.6
  Oyster Bay Town 154,100 148,600 5,500 3.6
  Rockville Centre 12,100 11,600 400 3.6
  Valley Stream 19,600 18,800 800 4.0
         
Suffolk County 778,800 743,400 35,400 4.5
  Babylon Town 111,700 106,500 5,200 4.7
  Brookhaven Town 253,900 242,800 11,100 4.4
  Huntington Town 104,200 100,200 4,000 3.8
  Islip Town 179,100 170,900 8,200 4.6
  Lindenhurst Village 15,300 14,600 600 4.1
  Riverhead Town 16,200 15,300 900 5.8
  Smithtown Town 59,800 57,600 2,100 3.6
  Southampton Town 29,500 27,700 1,800 6.1
         
New York City 4,175,800 3,951,300 224,500 5.4
New York State 9,650,200 9,161,600 488,600 5.1
         
FEB 2017 Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate (%)
Long Island 1,454,000 1,386,600 67,400 4.6
         
Nassau County 687,500 657,900 29,600 4.3
  Freeport 22,500 21,100 1,400 6.0
  Glen Cove 14,000 13,200 800 5.5
  Hempstead Town 391,900 374,400 17,500 4.5
  Hempstead Village 27,300 25,500 1,800 6.4
  Long Beach 19,200 18,500 800 4.0
  N. Hempstead Town 110,900 106,400 4,500 4.1
  Oyster Bay Town 151,500 145,500 6,000 3.9
  Rockville Centre 11,800 11,400 500 3.9
  Valley Stream 19,300 18,400 800 4.4
         
Suffolk County 766,500 728,600 37,800 4.9
  Babylon Town 109,800 104,400 5,500 5.0
  Brookhaven Town 249,800 238,000 11,700 4.7
  Huntington Town 102,700 98,200 4,500 4.4
  Islip Town 176,100 167,500 8,600 4.9
  Lindenhurst Village 15,000 14,300 700 4.4
  Riverhead Town 16,000 15,000 1,000 6.3
  Smithtown Town 58,800 56,500 2,300 3.9
  Southampton Town 29,200 27,200 2,000 6.9
         
New York City 4,184,000 3,985,200 198,800 4.8
New York State 9,558,000 9,076,300 481,700 5.0

Long Island job levels in March

The total, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose by 19,800 to 1.320 million in March 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 8,600, and trade, transportation and utilities, which increased by 7,800. The financial sector declined by 1,100 jobs and manufacturing was down 1,000. 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. Read more about the Long Island jobs data here.

How Long Island’s 10 sectors have done in March

How the 10 sectors break down year over year

Industry            (job levels in thousands) March 2017 March 2016 Pct Year
TOTAL NONFARM 1,320.3 1,300.5 1.5%
TOTAL PRIVATE 1,120.7 1,104.3 1.5%
Total Goods Producing 143.7 145.2 -1.0%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 73.1 73.6 -0.7%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 53.3 51.3 3.9%
   Manufacturing 70.6 71.6 -1.4%
      Durable Goods 39.2 40.2 -2.5%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.4 31.4 0.0%
Total Service Providing 1,176.6 1,155.3 1.8%
Total Private Service-Providing 977.0 959.1 1.9%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 276.4 268.6 2.9%
      Wholesale Trade 71.9 69.2 3.9%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.3 34.4 -0.3%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 26.5 25.9 2.3%
      Retail Trade 160.6 157.4 2.0%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 12.4 12.7 -2.4%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.3 35.6 2.0%
            Grocery Stores 30.1 29.9 0.7%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.3 12.7 4.7%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 19.0 18.2 4.4%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.8 25.6 0.8%
            Department Stores 19.6 19.7 -0.5%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 43.9 42.0 4.5%
         Utilities 4.8 4.7 2.1%
         Transportation and Warehousing 39.1 37.3 4.8%
            Couriers and Messengers 5.1 5.4 -5.6%
   Information 19.1 19.3 -1.0%
         Broadcasting (except Internet) 1.1 1.0 10.0%
         Telecommunications 8.6 8.6 0.0%
   Financial Activities 70.6 71.7 -1.5%
      Finance and Insurance 53.0 54.5 -2.8%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.3 20.4 -0.5%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.5 11.6 -0.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.5 27.5 -3.6%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.6 17.2 2.3%
         Real Estate 13.8 13.7 0.7%
   Professional and Business Services 172.8 169.7 1.8%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 82.8 80.7 2.6%
            Legal Services 18.2 18.8 -3.2%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 15.3 14.5 5.5%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.5 16.4 0.6%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 73.5 72.6 1.2%
   Education and Health Services 268.1 259.5 3.3%
      Educational Services 43.0 44.6 -3.6%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 225.1 214.9 4.7%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 88.4 85.4 3.5%
         Hospitals 64.8 60.9 6.4%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.2 33.0 3.6%
         Social Assistance 37.7 35.6 5.9%
   Leisure and Hospitality 112.2 112.1 0.1%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 16.7 18.2 -8.2%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 12.8 13.5 -5.2%
      Accommodation and Food Services 95.5 93.9 1.7%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 91.5 89.1 2.7%
   Other Services 57.8 58.2 -0.7%
         Personal and Laundry Services 22.8 22.7 0.4%
Government 199.6 196.2 1.7%
   Federal Government 16.6 16.6 0.0%
   State Government 25.3 24.9 1.6%
      State Government Education 13.9 13.3 4.5%
      State Government Hospitals 1.4 1.5 -6.7%
   Local Government 157.7 154.7 1.9%
      Local Government Education 106.3 103.8 2.4%
      Local Government Hospitals 2.9 2.8 3.6%

Opioid drug overdoses fueled by fentanyl

In 2016 on Long Island at least 493 people died of drug overdoses, with fentanyl being involved in 233 deaths. Here are details from the medical examiners in Nassau and Suffolk on overdose deaths where opioids were listed in the cause of death or mixed with other drugs that caused death. “Total opioid deaths” encompasses all deaths in which a single or multiple opioids, with or without other classes of drugs, is determined to have caused the death. Deaths may be represented in more than drug’s row. You can read more about Long Island opioid deaths here.

NASSAU 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Opioid Deaths 82 109 126 132 149 177 190
Heroin 23 32 38 44 53 66 50
Oxycodone 28 36 42 39 44 49 48
Hydrocodone 7 4 9 3 5 5 4
Hydromorphone 7 5 5 1 4 4 3
Codeine 4 1 4 1 2 3 0
Morphine 1 10 11 16 23 19 29
Buprenorphine 0 0 0 4 7 3 8
Fentanyl 7 5 3 12 15 22 62
Acetylfentanyl 9 7
Furanyl Fentanyl 4
Methadone 20 26 20 13 17 20 24
Oxymorphone 9 7 6 8 8 2
Opiate(s)   10 15 20 12 14 16
U-47700             3

SUFFOLK 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Opioid Deaths 141 220 208 199 201 247 303
Heroin 37 65 85 104 114 158 119
Fentanyl 11 16 21 13 25 86 171
Fentanyl and Heroin 0 2 1 1 7 45 60
Oxycodone 58 91 63 54 46 44 62
Cocaine 21 31 20 41 43 73 85
Ethanol 17 39 29 27 14 17 15
Benzodiazepines 42 50 60 49 56 38 72

There was one death in Suffolk in 2013 that is not yet classified, 16 in 2014, 22 in 2015 and 85 in 2016.

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Planned cuts to NICE bus service

While lawmakers are working on a budget solution to avoid cuts, NICE Bus plans to eliminate 10 lines and make reductions to service on four others in early April. The map shows all the lines as they exist now, color-coded depending on the plan for each.

  • Eliminated
  • Service reduced
  • Unchanged

NICE plans to eliminate its Freeport, Hicksville-Wantagh and Rockville Centre community shuttles, introduced last year to restore service in communities that lost routes in a 2016 round of cuts, as well as the N19, which runs between Freeport and Massapequa; the N36 between Lynbrook and Freeport; the N45 between Bellmore and Roosevelt Field; the N47 between Hempstead and Bellmore; the N51 between Roosevelt Field and Merrick; the N57 Great Neck loop; and the N78/79 between Hicksville and Plainview.

NICE would also make major reductions to the newly created Elmont Flexi, which serves Elmont, Valley Stream and Franklin Square; the N27 between Roslyn and Glen Cove; the N70/71/72, between Hempstead and Babylon; and the N80/81 between Hicksville and Massapequa.