The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased over the year by 18,400, or 1.7 percent, to 1,120,900 in June 2014. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was (+1.8 percent) and the nation’s was (+2.2 percent).
Long Island’s private sector job count increased by 18,800 between May and June (not seasonally adjusted), the largest June gain since 1990. Hiring in the construction sector continued to break records, adding 2,400 jobs in June which, at double the average, was the highest gain for that month since 1990. This was on the heels of a record-breaking April and May, adding a combined 9,400 jobs over both months. The leisure and hospitality sector entered the holiday season in full swing, adding 10,700 jobs between May and June, compared to the average gain of 6,900.
Seven of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in June compared to a year ago — education and health services (+6,600), trade, transportation, and utilities (+6,400), natural resources, mining, and construction (+5,100), professional and business services (+2,600), other services (+500), leisure and hospitality (+400), and manufacturing (+100). The government sector lost 3,300 jobs over-the-year, mainly in local government education.
Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801
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