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 2017April 2016 Change in year
TOTAL NONFARM1,337.71,323.71.1%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,136.81,125.71.0%
Total Goods Producing 147.1148.4-0.9%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 76.477.1-0.9%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 54.053.70.6%
   Manufacturing70.771.3-0.8%
      Durable Goods 39.440.3-2.2%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.331.01.0%
Total Service Providing1,190.61,175.31.3%
Total Private Service-Providing989.7977.31.3%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities274.4271.21.2%
      Wholesale Trade 71.169.72.0%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 33.634.5-2.6%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 26.726.31.5%
      Retail Trade 160.4159.00.9%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.213.6-2.9%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.135.71.1%
            Grocery Stores 29.929.90.0%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.312.83.9%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 19.018.24.4%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.925.61.2%
            Department Stores 19.719.70.0%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 42.942.50.9%
         Utilities 4.84.72.1%
         Transportation and Warehousing 38.137.80.8%
            Couriers and Messengers 5.05.3-5.7%
   Information19.219.7-2.5%
         Broadcasting (except Internet) 1.11.010.0%
         Telecommunications 8.48.9-5.6%
   Financial Activities70.672.2-2.2%
      Finance and Insurance 52.954.7-3.3%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.220.5-1.5%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.511.7-1.7%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.427.6-4.3%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.717.51.1%
         Real Estate 13.913.80.7%
   Professional and Business Services 177.8175.31.4%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 82.281.31.1%
            Legal Services 18.318.9-3.2%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 15.214.54.8%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.616.41.2%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 79.077.61.8%
   Education and Health Services270.4262.33.1%
      Educational Services 43.645.5-4.2%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 226.8216.84.6%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 89.786.24.1%
         Hospitals 65.061.16.4%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.533.33.6%
         Social Assistance 37.636.23.9%
   Leisure and Hospitality118.8117.41.2%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 20.620.41.0%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 16.015.62.6%
      Accommodation and Food Services 98.297.01.2%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 93.592.01.6%
   Other Services 58.559.2-1.2%
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.323.20.4%
Government 200.9198.01.5%
   Federal Government 16.616.50.6%
   State Government 25.725.31.6%
      State Government Education 14.213.64.4%
      State Government Hospitals 1.41.5-6.7%
   Local Government 158.6156.21.5%
      Local Government Education 107.0104.82.1%
      Local Government Hospitals 2.92.83.6%

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