Long Island job levels in August

The total, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose by 6,600 to more than 1.34 million in August 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 6,800, leisure and hospitality, which rose by 3,800, and the government sector, which rose by 1,000. Manufacturing lost 1,800 jobs and construction lost 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. And you can read more about the employment trends.

Jobs in the 10 sectors on Long Island

More detailed breakdown of 2017 vs. 2016

Industry            (job levels in thousands)Aug. 2017Aug. 2016Change in year
TOTAL NONFARM1,343.31,336.70.5%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,157.41,151.80.5%
Total Goods Producing 149.9153.2-2.2%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 79.781.2-1.8%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 58.356.53.2%
      Durable Goods 38.640.4-4.5%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.631.60.0%
Total Service Providing1,193.41,183.50.8%
Total Private Service-Providing1,007.5998.60.9%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities273.2273.7-0.2%
      Wholesale Trade
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.034.2-0.6%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
      Retail Trade 162.0164.2-1.3%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.313.5-1.5%
         Food and Beverage Stores 37.237.4-0.5%
            Grocery Stores 30.530.9-1.3%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.413.21.5%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 18.519.5-5.1%
         General Merchandise Stores 26.726.50.8%
            Department Stores 20.120.3-1.0%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities
         Utilities 4.84.9-2.0%
         Transportation and Warehousing 35.434.33.2%
            Couriers and Messengers 5.25.5-5.5%
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
         Telecommunications 8.38.4-1.2%
   Financial Activities72.273.2-1.4%
      Finance and Insurance 53.854.7-1.6%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.420.6-1.0%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.611.7-0.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.527.3-2.9%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 18.418.5-0.5%
         Real Estate 14.314.5-1.4%
   Professional and Business Services 179.2179.20.0%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 81.481.6-0.2%
            Legal Services 17.719.0-6.8%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 14.413.65.9%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.016.3-1.8%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 81.881.30.6%
   Education and Health Services263.7256.92.6%
      Educational Services 37.538.1-1.6%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 226.2218.83.4%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 90.787.04.3%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.934.02.6%
         Social Assistance 34.634.50.3%
   Leisure and Hospitality141.3137.52.8%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 31.931.70.6%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 25.626.0-1.5%
      Accommodation and Food Services 109.4105.83.4%
         Food Services and Drinking Places
   Other Services
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.923.70.8%
Government 185.9184.90.5%
   Federal Government 16.316.5-1.2%
   State Government 24.424.11.2%
      State Government Education 11.911.44.4%
      State Government Hospitals
   Local Government 145.2144.30.6%
      Local Government Education 84.783.81.1%
      Local Government Hospitals