Long Island employment for December 2013

Here are the figures for non-farm employment measured by the state Department of Labor for December. The figures – in thousands, rounded to the nearest hundred – are preliminary and subject to revision. They are also not seasonally adjusted, which is why December 2013 is best compared to December 2012.

The table includes lines for the three large sectors (goods producing, service providing and government), as well as subcategories within those sectors and some of the larger industries within those subcategories, so there is some overlap. For example, the “Trade, Transportation and Utilities” subcategory under service providing gives a separate breakdown for wholesale trade, which itself is broken down into wholesalers for durable and non-durable goods. There is no overlap in the chart, which you can click on to get the number of jobs in the industries shown. You can also click on the subcategories in the chart legend and hit the icon in the upper right to isolate just one category at a time.

IndustryDEC 2013NOV 2013DEC 2012Net MonthPct MonthNet YearPct Year
Total Nonfarm 1,309.21,309.31,282.7-0.10.0%26.52.1%
Total Private (excludes Government)1,107.91,108.51,080.8-0.6-0.1%27.12.5%
Goods Producing 136.3139.1133.8-2.8-2.0%2.51.9%
     Natural Resources, Mining and Construction 64.867.260.4-2.4-3.6%4.47.3%
          Specialty Trade Contractors 48.950.944.0-2.0-3.9%4.911.1%
     Manufacturing 71.571.973.4-0.4-0.6%-1.9-2.6%
          Durable Goods 40.540.842.1-0.3-0.7%-1.6-3.8%
          Non-Durable Goods 31.031.131.3-0.1-0.3%-0.3-1.0%
Total Service-Providing (includes Government)1,172.91,170.21,148.92.70.2%24.02.1%
Private Service-Providing 971.6969.4947.02.20.2%24.62.6%
     Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 284.2277.2278.27.02.5%6.02.2%
          Wholesale Trade 68.867.569.11.31.9%-0.3-0.4%
               Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 33.332.933.50.41.2%-0.2-0.6%
               Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 26.726.626.30.10.4%0.41.5%
          Retail Trade 175.4170.8167.84.62.7%7.64.5%
               Building Material and Garden Equipment 11.811.911.9-0.1-0.8%-0.1-0.8%
               Food and Beverage Stores 37.737.336.50.41.1%1.23.3%
                    Grocery Stores 31.931.430.70.51.6%1.23.9%
               Health and Personal Care Stores 13.312.913.10.43.1%0.21.5%
               Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 20.219.921.30.31.5%-1.1-5.2%
               General Merchandise Stores 30.729.430.31.34.4%0.41.3%
                    Department Stores 23.622.523.81.14.9%-0.2-0.8%
          Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 40.038.941.31.12.8%-1.3-3.1%
               Utilities 4.04.14.1-0.1-2.4%-0.1-2.4%
               Transportation and Warehousing 36.034.837.21.23.4%-1.2-3.2%
                    Couriers and Messengers 8.17.07.71.115.7%0.45.2%
     Information 23.523.724.1-0.2-0.8%-0.6-2.5%
               Broadcasting (except Internet) 6.76.76.60.00.0%0.11.5%
               Telecommunications 5.15.25.1-0.1-1.9%0.00.0%
     Financial Activities 72.272.073.30.20.3%-1.1-1.5%
          Finance and Insurance 55.755.756.70.00.0%-1.0-1.8%
               Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 21.221.121.80.10.5%-0.6-2.8%
                    Depository Credit Intermediation 11.010.911.20.10.9%-0.2-1.8%
               Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 27.126.827.10.31.1%0.00.0%
          Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 16.516.316.60.21.2%-0.1-0.6%
               Real Estate 13.012.913.20.10.8%-0.2-1.5%
     Professional and Business Services 173.6175.5165.3-1.9-1.1%8.35.0%
          Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 82.582.480.80.10.1%1.72.1%
                    Legal Services 19.519.518.70.00.0%0.84.3%
                    Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 12.111.712.30.43.4%-0.2-1.6%
          Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.215.115.30.10.7%-0.1-0.7%
          Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 75.978.069.2-2.1-2.7%6.79.7%
     Education and Health Services 251.9252.2243.8-0.3-0.1%8.13.3%
          Educational Services 40.841.439.2-0.6-1.4%1.64.1%
          Health Care and Social Assistance 211.1210.8204.60.30.1%6.53.2%
               Ambulatory Health Care Services 83.483.280.60.20.2%2.83.5%
               Hospitals 58.758.857.3-0.1-0.2%1.42.4%
               Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.934.933.90.00.0%1.02.9%
               Social Assistance 34.133.932.80.20.6%1.34.0%
     Leisure and Hospitality 111.0113.2107.3-2.2-1.9%3.73.4%
          Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 17.319.118.8-1.8-9.4%-1.5-8.0%
               Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 12.813.613.4-0.8-5.9%-0.6-4.5%
          Accommodation and Food Services 93.794.188.5-0.4-0.4%5.25.9%
               Food Services and Drinking Places 89.189.284.1-0.1-0.1%5.05.9%
     Other Services 55.255.655.0-0.4-0.7%0.20.4%
               Personal and Laundry Services 21.121.021.10.10.5%0.00.0%
Government 201.3200.8201.90.50.2%-0.6-0.3%
     Federal Government 16.716.517.10.21.2%-0.4-2.3%
     State Government 25.525.325.50.20.8%0.00.0%
          State Government Education 13.513.213.50.32.3%0.00.0%
          State Government Hospitals 1.41.51.5-0.1-6.7%-0.1-6.7%
     Local Government 159.1159.0159.30.10.1%-0.2-0.1%
          Local Government Education 109.0109.4105.9-0.4-0.4%3.12.9%
          Local Government Hospitals 2.72.72.70.00.0%0.00.0%