Private-sector payroll employment on Long Island increased by 14,600 in October (not seasonally adjusted), the sixth consecutive month of job gains. In October, private sector employment was below year ago levels by 109,900, or 9.5 percent.
Year-over-year job losses in October were greatest in leisure and hospitality (-35,500), education and health services (-26,600), trade, transportation, and utilities (-16,200), professional and business services (-13,300), and manufacturing (-7,600).
Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801
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