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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 21,500, or 1.9 percent, to 1,133,600 in August 2015. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was (+2.1 percent) and the nation’s was (+2.3 percent).


Long Island’s private sector job count decreased by 2,600 between July and August (not seasonally adjusted), more than the average loss of 1,000. After a small decline in July, hiring in the construction sector once again reached record levels for the month, adding 1,100 jobs. Professional, scientific, and technical services also had a strong month, adding 1,400 jobs in August.


Six of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in August compared to a year ago — education and health services (+9,600), natural resources, mining, and construction (+5,400), trade, transportation, and utilities (+4,200), other services (+3,200), professional and business services (+1,900), and leisure and hospitality (+1,300). 




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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