The total, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose by 8,800 to more than 1.34 million in September 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 9,500, and leisure and hospitality, which rose by 2,000 compared to September 2016. Construction, mining and natural resources lost 2,300 jobs. 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.
Jobs in the 10 sectors on Long Island
More detailed breakdown of 2017 vs. 2016
|Industry (job levels in thousands)||Sept 2017||Sept 2016||Change in year||TOTAL NONFARM||1,343.5||1,334.7||0.7%||TOTAL PRIVATE||1,151.0||1,142.5||0.7%||Total Goods Producing||148.2||152.3||-2.7%||Construction, Natural Resources, Mining||78.0||80.3||-2.9%||Specialty Trade Contractors||57.2||56.0||2.1%||Manufacturing||70.2||72.0||-2.5%||Durable Goods||38.5||40.1||-4.0%||Non-Durable Goods||31.7||31.9||-0.6%||Total Service Providing||1,195.3||1,182.4||1.1%||Total Private Service-Providing||1,002.8||990.2||1.3%||Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||274.6||274.8||-0.1%||Wholesale Trade||70.3||69.8||0.7%||Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods||33.8||33.9||-0.3%||Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||27.1||26.9||0.7%||Retail Trade||159.1||161.4||-1.4%||Building Material and Garden Equipment||13.0||13.1||-0.8%||Food and Beverage Stores||36.7||36.5||0.5%||Grocery Stores||30.3||30.3||0.0%||Health and Personal Care Stores||13.3||13.2||0.8%||Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores||17.9||18.9||-5.3%||General Merchandise Stores||26.7||26.1||2.3%||Department Stores||20.1||20.1||0.0%||Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities||45.2||43.6||3.7%||Utilities||4.8||4.8||0.0%||Transportation and Warehousing||40.4||38.8||4.1%||Couriers and Messengers||5.3||5.6||-5.4%||Information||18.7||19.2||-2.6%||Broadcasting (except Internet)||1.0||1.0||0.0%||Telecommunications||8.3||8.6||-3.5%||Financial Activities||72.5||72.6||-0.1%||Finance and Insurance||54.3||54.4||-0.2%||Credit Intermediation and Related Activities||20.4||20.5||-0.5%||Depository Credit Intermediation||11.6||11.6||0.0%||Insurance Carriers and Related Activities||26.4||27.2||-2.9%||Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||18.2||18.2||0.0%||Real Estate||14.3||14.3||0.0%||Professional and Business Services||179.7||178.5||0.7%||Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||81.4||80.6||1.0%||Legal Services||17.4||18.8||-7.4%||Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs.||14.2||13.6||4.4%||Management of Companies and Enterprises||16.5||16.4||0.6%||Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs.||81.8||81.5||0.4%||Education and Health Services||268.8||259.3||3.7%||Educational Services||38.7||38.3||1.0%||Health Care and Social Assistance||230.1||221.0||4.1%||Ambulatory Health Care Services||91.3||87.3||4.6%||Hospitals||66.5||64.0||3.9%||Nursing and Residential Care Facilities||35.2||34.0||3.5%||Social Assistance||37.1||35.7||3.9%||Leisure and Hospitality||128.8||126.8||1.6%||Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation||26.1||24.5||6.5%||Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries||19.7||18.5||6.5%||Accommodation and Food Services||102.7||102.3||0.4%||Food Services and Drinking Places||96.5||96.5||0.0%||Other Services||59.7||59.0||1.2%||Personal and Laundry Services||24.0||23.5||2.1%||Government||192.5||192.2||0.2%||Federal Government||16.2||16.5||-1.8%||State Government||25.9||25.7||0.8%||State Government Education||13.9||13.3||4.5%||State Government Hospitals||1.3||1.4||-7.1%||Local Government||150.4||150.0||0.3%||Local Government Education||96.4||95.4||1.0%||Local Government Hospitals||2.9||2.9||0.0%|