Long Island job levels in September

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 2017Sept 2016Change in year
TOTAL NONFARM1,343.51,334.70.7%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,151.01,142.50.7%
Total Goods Producing 148.2152.3-2.7%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 78.080.3-2.9%
         Specialty Trade Contractors
      Durable Goods 38.540.1-4.0%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.731.9-0.6%
Total Service Providing1,195.31,182.41.1%
Total Private Service-Providing1,002.8990.21.3%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities274.6274.8-0.1%
      Wholesale Trade 70.369.80.7%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 33.833.9-0.3%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
      Retail Trade 159.1161.4-1.4%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.013.1-0.8%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.736.50.5%
            Grocery Stores 30.330.30.0%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.313.20.8%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 17.918.9-5.3%
         General Merchandise Stores 26.726.12.3%
            Department Stores
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities
         Transportation and Warehousing 40.438.84.1%
            Couriers and Messengers 5.35.6-5.4%
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
         Telecommunications 8.38.6-3.5%
   Financial Activities72.572.6-0.1%
      Finance and Insurance 54.354.4-0.2%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.420.5-0.5%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.611.60.0%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.427.2-2.9%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
         Real Estate 14.314.30.0%
   Professional and Business Services 179.7178.50.7%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 81.480.61.0%
            Legal Services 17.418.8-7.4%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs.
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.516.40.6%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 81.881.50.4%
   Education and Health Services268.8259.33.7%
      Educational Services 38.738.31.0%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 230.1221.04.1%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 91.387.34.6%
         Hospitals 66.564.03.9%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
         Social Assistance
   Leisure and Hospitality128.8126.81.6%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 19.718.56.5%
      Accommodation and Food Services 102.7102.30.4%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 96.596.50.0%
   Other Services 59.759.01.2%
         Personal and Laundry Services
Government 192.5192.20.2%
   Federal Government 16.216.5-1.8%
   State Government 25.925.70.8%
      State Government Education 13.913.34.5%
      State Government Hospitals 1.31.4-7.1%
   Local Government 150.4150.00.3%
      Local Government Education 96.495.41.0%
      Local Government Hospitals