The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased over the year by 7,700, or 0.7 percent, to 1,164,900 in December 2019. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was 1.2 percent and the nation’s was 1.5 percent.
Long Island’s private sector job count decreased by 1,600 between November and December (not seasonally adjusted), compared to an average gain of 4,900. The education and health services sector lost 1,500 jobs in December, when a gain of 900 is typical.
Four of the nine private industry sectors gained jobs in December compared to a year ago — leisure and hospitality (+4,900), education and health services (+2,900), natural resources, mining, and construction (+2,100) and manufacturing (+400). The government sector shed 100 jobs over-the-year.
Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801
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