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Labor Statistics for the Long Island Region Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Developments in the Long Island Labor Market

The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased over the year by 19,200, or 1.8 percent, to 1,112,800 in September 2014.  In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was (+1.6 percent) and the nation’s was (+2.3 percent).


Long Island’s private sector job count decreased by 6,900 between August and September (not seasonally adjusted), compared to a typical loss of 2,200 jobs. The transportation and warehousing industry, which hires an average of 4,300 workers in September in anticipation of the holiday shopping season, only added 2,200 jobs this year. 


Six of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in September compared to a year ago — education and health services (+8,800), trade, transportation, and utilities (+6,500), professional and business services (+3,800), natural resources, mining, and construction (+2,800), other services (+400), and leisure and hospitality (+100).  The government sector lost 2,000 jobs over-the-year, mainly in local government education. 



Other information of interest to Long Islanders

For further information:

Shital Patel 
Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor 
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801

tel: 516-934-8533
fax: 516-433-3799

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