March job levels on Long Island

The total, non-farm job count on Long Island rose 17,300 to more than 1.33 million in March 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 7,300; professional and business services, up 5,100; leisure and hospitality, up 3,800; and construction, natural resources and mining, up 3,100. Click on the charts below for details on the 10 sectors going back to 1990. Posted April 19, 2018.

Jobs in the 10 sectors on Long Island

Details on the sectors for Long Island

Industry            (job levels in thousands)March 2018March 2017Change in year
TOTAL NONFARM1,330.51,313.21.3%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,132.61,116.51.4%
Total Goods Producing 149.7147.51.5%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining
         Specialty Trade Contractors 53.752.81.7%
      Durable Goods 38.139.3-3.1%
      Non-Durable Goods 32.632.30.9%
Total Service Providing1,180.81,165.71.3%
Total Private Service-Providing982.9969.01.4%
   Trade, Transportation and Utilities276.8269.52.7%
      Wholesale Trade 69.969.11.2%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
      Retail Trade 162.2158.02.7%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 12.612.32.4%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.435.81.7%
            Grocery Stores 30.330.10.7%
         Health and Personal Care Stores
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 18.318.11.1%
         General Merchandise Stores 24.825.2-1.6%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 44.742.45.4%
         Transportation and Warehousing 39.837.65.9%
            Couriers and Messengers
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
         Telecommunications 7.88.0-2.5%
   Financial Activities70.672.1-2.1%
      Finance and Insurance 52.454.5-3.9%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 19.620.3-3.4%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.211.4-1.8%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.727.2-1.8%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
         Real Estate 14.314.02.1%
   Professional and Business Services 173.1168.03.0%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
            Legal Services 18.619.0-2.1%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 14.314.6-2.1%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 74.770.16.6%
   Education and Health Services265.6266.6-0.4%
      Educational Services 43.443.6-0.5%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 222.2223.0-0.4%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 85.286.5-1.5%
         Hospitals 65.764.71.5%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.434.9-1.4%
         Social Assistance 36.936.90.0%
   Leisure and Hospitality119.2115.43.3%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 17.618.8-6.4%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 13.414.1-5.0%
      Accommodation and Food Services 101.696.65.2%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 96.391.45.4%
   Other Services 59.658.91.2%
         Personal and Laundry Services 24.523.63.8%
Government 197.9196.70.6%
   Federal Government 16.016.6-3.6%
   State Government
      State Government Education 14.814.15.0%
      State Government Hospitals
   Local Government 155.9154.50.9%
      Local Government Education 105.0103.71.3%
      Local Government Hospitals 2.72.8-3.6%