Private sector payroll employment on Long Island increased by 71,800 in June (not seasonally adjusted), following an increase of 40,700 in May. These gains reflect a partial resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain it. Employment fell by 7,800 and 252,000, respectively, in March and April. In June, employment rose in several major industry sectors, with the largest gains in construction, leisure and hospitality, and retail trade.
At 980,500 in June, private sector employment is 194,800, or 16.6 percent, lower than in June 2019.
Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801
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