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LI ekes out gain of 2,700 jobs
Long Island had 2,700 more jobs in December than in the same month a year earlier, the state Labor Department said Thursday afternoon.
The private sector gained 8,800 jobs year-over-year. But the loss of 6,100 government jobs cut the overall employment increase.
The private education and health-care services category showed the most gains, up 5,500 jobs from a year ago.