Long Island job levels in December

The total, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose 4,900 to more than 1.357 million in December 2017 compared with the same month a year earlier, according to the state Labor Department. Leading the gains were private educational and health services sector, which was up 7,500 jobs in December, and leisure and hospitality, up 4,200 jobs in December from the year before. Leading the declines were the trade, transportation and utilities sector, which was down 4,000 jobs; professional and business services, which fell by 1,900, and manufacturing, which fell by 1,500. Click on the trend lines below for details on the 10 sectors going back to 1990. To eliminate some of the lines, click on the sector name in the color key. The table below gives details for the 2017 and 2016 levels. Read more. Posted Jan 18, 2018.

Jobs in the 10 sectors on Long Island

More detailed breakdown of 2017 vs. 2016

Industry            (job levels in thousands)Dec. 2017Dec. 2016Change in year
TOTAL NON-FARM1,357.11,352.20.4%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,155.51,149.90.5%
Total Goods Producing 144.8144.10.5%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining
         Specialty Trade Contractors 54.352.33.8%
      Durable Goods 38.039.5-3.8%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.831.80.0%
Total Service Providing1,212.31,208.10.3%
Total Private Service-Providing1,010.71,005.80.5%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities288.0292.0-1.4%
      Wholesale Trade 71.872.4-0.8%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.734.02.1%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Non-durable Goods 27.327.20.4%
      Retail Trade 168.5173.3-2.8%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment
         Food and Beverage Stores 37.437.01.1%
            Grocery Stores 30.730.41.0%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.813.80.0%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 20.021.4-6.5%
         General Merchandise Stores 29.730.8-3.6%
            Department Stores 23.124.2-4.5%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 47.746.33.0%
         Transportation and Warehousing 42.941.53.4%
            Couriers and Messengers
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
   Financial Activities71.271.9-1.0%
      Finance and Insurance 53.653.20.8%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.320.5-1.0%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.511.6-0.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.026.5-1.9%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.618.7-5.9%
         Real Estate 14.014.2-1.4%
   Professional and Business Services 176.7178.6-1.1%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 82.781.51.5%
            Legal Services 17.418.7-7.0%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 14.814.33.5%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.516.40.6%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 77.580.7-4.0%
   Education and Health Services275.6268.12.8%
      Educational Services 43.942.82.6%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 231.7225.32.8%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 90.888.72.4%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 35.734.53.5%
         Social Assistance
   Leisure and Hospitality121.7117.53.6%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 20.318.112.2%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 15.313.711.7%
      Accommodation and Food Services 101.499.42.0%
         Food Services and Drinking Places
   Other Services 58.358.30.0%
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.923.32.6%
Government 201.6202.3-0.3%
   Federal Government 16.016.9-5.3%
   State Government 25.325.4-0.4%
      State Government Education
      State Government Hospitals 1.31.4-7.1%
   Local Government 160.3160.00.2%
      Local Government Education 108.7108.10.6%
      Local Government Hospitals