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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 15,000, or 1.3 percent, to 1,147,100 in August 2016. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was 1.5 percent and the nation’s was 1.9 percent.


Long Island’s private sector job count decreased by 5,100 between July and August (not seasonally adjusted), when a loss of 1,100 jobs is typical. Manufacturing (-500) and food services and drinking places (-1,500) had record low monthly job losses. Retail continued its weak showing, losing 3,100 jobs compared to an average gain of 100.


Five of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in August compared to a year ago — education and health services (+9,000), natural resources, mining, and construction (+6,600), leisure and hospitality (+3,500), other services (+2,000), and professional and business services (+1,500). The government sector gained 100 jobs over-the-year.


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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