April job levels on Long Island

The total, non-farm job count on Long Island rose 21,000 to more than 1.35 million in April 2018 compared with the same month a year earlier, according to the state Labor Department.

Sectors leading the gains were: trade, transportation, and utilities up 8,100; leisure and hospitality, up 4,000; professional and business services, up 3,200, education and health services, up 2,700; construction, natural resources and mining, up 2,700, and the government sector, which was up 1,600 jobs over the year. Click on the charts below for details on the 10 sectors going back to 1990. Posted May 17, 2018.

Jobs in the 10 sectors on Long Island

Details on the sectors for Long Island

Industry (job levels in thousands)April 2018April 2017Change in year
TOTAL NONFARM1,352.21,331.21.6%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,153.11,133.71.7%
Total Goods Producing 152.8151.40.9%
Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 82.479.73.4%
Specialty Trade Contractors 55.655.50.2%
Durable Goods 37.839.3-3.8%
Non-Durable Goods 32.632.40.6%
Total Service Providing1,199.41,179.81.7%
Total Private Service-Providing1,000.3982.31.8%
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities278.5270.43.0%
Wholesale Trade 69.569.40.1%
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 33.933.60.9%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
Retail Trade 164.2159.92.7%
Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.513.40.7%
Food and Beverage Stores 36.335.62.0%
Grocery Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores 13.113.4-2.2%
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 18.318.30.0%
General Merchandise Stores 24.825.3-2.0%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 44.841.19.0%
Transportation and Warehousing 39.936.210.2%
Couriers and Messengers
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Financial Activities71.772.3-0.8%
Finance and Insurance 53.454.4-1.8%
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 19.620.1-2.5%
Depository Credit Intermediation 11.311.30.0%
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.727.2-1.8%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 18.317.92.2%
Real Estate 14.414.21.4%
Professional and Business Services 178.1174.91.8%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 82.282.8-0.7%
Legal Services 18.719.1-2.1%
Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 13.714.5-5.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.416.02.5%
Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 79.576.14.5%
Education and Health Services269.4266.71.0%
Educational Services 43.743.50.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance 225.7223.21.1%
Ambulatory Health Care Services 87.486.60.9%
Hospitals 65.964.91.5%
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.634.8-0.6%
Social Assistance 37.836.92.4%
Leisure and Hospitality124.0120.03.3%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 20.921.5-2.8%
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 16.216.5-1.8%
Accommodation and Food Services
Food Services and Drinking Places
Other Services 60.759.81.5%
Personal and Laundry Services
Government 199.1197.50.8%
Federal Government 16.016.5-3.0%
State Government 26.426.01.5%
State Government Education
State Government Hospitals
Local Government 156.7155.01.1%
Local Government Education 105.5104.11.3%
Local Government Hospitals

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