Long Island's private sector job count rose last month, showing the first year-to-year gain in nearly two years, according to the state labor department early this afternoon.

Overall there were 6,700 more jobs in April 2010 than there were in April 2009, with leisure and hospitality (+5,500), educational and health services (+5,100), and trade, transportation and utilities (+3,300) leading the way.

Manufacturing lost 3,900 jobs.

And the Island's unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent from 7.2 percent. Here are details on Long Island's jobs growth.

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