Long Island job levels in March

The total, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose by 19,800 to 1.320 million in March 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 8,600, and trade, transportation and utilities, which increased by 7,800. The financial sector declined by 1,100 jobs and manufacturing was down 1,000. Click on the trend lines below for details on the 10 sectors going back to 1990. The table below gives details for the 2017 and 2016 levels. Read more about the Long Island jobs data here.

How Long Island’s 10 sectors have done in March

How the 10 sectors break down year over year

Industry            (job levels in thousands)March 2017March 2016Pct Year
TOTAL NONFARM1,320.31,300.51.5%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,120.71,104.31.5%
Total Goods Producing 143.7145.2-1.0%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 73.173.6-0.7%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 53.351.33.9%
      Durable Goods 39.240.2-2.5%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.431.40.0%
Total Service Providing1,176.61,155.31.8%
Total Private Service-Providing977.0959.11.9%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities276.4268.62.9%
      Wholesale Trade 71.969.23.9%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.334.4-0.3%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 26.525.92.3%
      Retail Trade 160.6157.42.0%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 12.412.7-2.4%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.335.62.0%
            Grocery Stores
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.312.74.7%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
         General Merchandise Stores 25.825.60.8%
            Department Stores 19.619.7-0.5%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 43.942.04.5%
         Transportation and Warehousing
            Couriers and Messengers 5.15.4-5.6%
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
   Financial Activities70.671.7-1.5%
      Finance and Insurance 53.054.5-2.8%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.320.4-0.5%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.511.6-0.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.527.5-3.6%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.617.22.3%
         Real Estate 13.813.70.7%
   Professional and Business Services 172.8169.71.8%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 82.880.72.6%
            Legal Services 18.218.8-3.2%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 15.314.55.5%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.516.40.6%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 73.572.61.2%
   Education and Health Services268.1259.53.3%
      Educational Services 43.044.6-3.6%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 225.1214.94.7%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 88.485.43.5%
         Hospitals 64.860.96.4%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
         Social Assistance 37.735.65.9%
   Leisure and Hospitality112.2112.10.1%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 16.718.2-8.2%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 12.813.5-5.2%
      Accommodation and Food Services 95.593.91.7%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 91.589.12.7%
   Other Services 57.858.2-0.7%
         Personal and Laundry Services 22.822.70.4%
Government 199.6196.21.7%
   Federal Government 16.616.60.0%
   State Government 25.324.91.6%
      State Government Education 13.913.34.5%
      State Government Hospitals 1.41.5-6.7%
   Local Government 157.7154.71.9%
      Local Government Education 106.3103.82.4%
      Local Government Hospitals

Posted on April 20, 2017