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Long Island jobs up 10,500 over 2009

Participants at a job fair at Hofstra University

Participants at a job fair at Hofstra University in the fall. (October 2010) Credit: Newsday File / Audrey C. Tiernan

Long Island had 10,500 more private sector jobs last month than it did in November 2009, marking the eighth consecutive month that the category was higher than the year before, the state labor department announced Thursday afternoon.

According to the state report, "Job gains occurred in educational and health services (+6,700), natural resources, mining and construction (+2,200), other services (+2,100), professional and business services (+900) and trade, transportation and utilities (+500). Losses were greatest in financial activities (-800), manufacturing (-600), and information (-300). Government employment declined by 4,500 jobs, with the losses concentrated mainly in local school districts"

Overall non-farm employment on Long Island was up by 6,000, mostly due to the substantial cut in government jobs.

Participants, above, are seen at a job fair at Hofstra University in the fall.

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