Long Island job levels for February 2018

The total, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose 15,600 to more than 1.31 million in February 2018 compared with the same month a year earlier, according to the state Labor Department. Leading the gains were trade, transportation, and utilities, up 6,600; professional and business services, up 4,800; and leisure and hospitality, up 4,000. Health care, usually a leader, declined. Click on the charts below for details on the 10 sectors going back to 1990. The scale varies from chart to chart, good for showing a sector’s trend but keep the difference in mind when comparing one sector to another. Posted March 22, 2018.

Jobs in the 10 sectors on Long Island

Details on the sectors for Long Island

Industry            (job levels in thousands)Feb-18Feb-17Pct Year
TOTAL NONFARM1,317.61,302.01.2%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,120.31,105.51.3%
Total Goods Producing 147.2145.51.2%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 76.974.23.6%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 52.851.52.5%
      Durable Goods 38.039.4-3.6%
      Non-Durable Goods 32.331.91.3%
Total Service Providing1,170.41,156.51.2%
Total Private Service-Providing973.1960.01.4%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities275.6269.02.5%
      Wholesale Trade 69.468.80.9%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 33.633.50.3%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 26.926.51.5%
      Retail Trade 161.8157.92.5%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.335.71.7%
            Grocery Stores 30.330.10.7%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.113.2-0.8%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
         General Merchandise Stores 25.125.5-1.6%
            Department Stores 44.442.35.0%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities
         Utilities 39.537.55.3%
         Transportation and Warehousing
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
         Telecommunications 7.57.9-5.1%
   Financial Activities71.171.7-0.8%
      Finance and Insurance 52.954.3-2.6%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 19.720.2-2.5%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.211.4-1.8%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.727.0-1.1%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
         Real Estate
   Professional and Business Services 170.9166.12.9%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
            Legal Services 18.818.9-0.5%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 14.314.6-2.1%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.916.1-1.2%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 72.968.56.4%
   Education and Health Services262.0264.0-0.8%
      Educational Services 42.142.4-0.7%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 219.9221.6-0.8%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 83.386.1-3.3%
         Hospitals 65.364.11.9%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.134.7-1.7%
         Social Assistance
   Leisure and Hospitality116.3112.33.6%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 17.317.5-1.1%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
      Accommodation and Food Services
         Food Services and Drinking Places 93.489.84.0%
   Other Services
         Personal and Laundry Services
Government 197.3196.50.4%
   Federal Government 16.016.6-3.6%
   State Government 25.825.41.6%
      State Government Education 14.513.85.1%
      State Government Hospitals
   Local Government 155.5154.50.6%
      Local Government Education 104.7103.71.0%
      Local Government Hospitals 2.72.8-3.6%