Long Island's unemployment rate inched down to 4.4 percent in April, the lowest level for the month in seven years, according to state Labor Department data released May 27, 2015. A year earlier, the jobless rate stood at 4.6 percent. Here is a look at where the unemployment rate is highest on Long Island. The state uses year-over-year figures because Long Island figures are not seasonally adjusted.
Riverhead -- 5.3 percent
Riverhead's unemployment rate for April 2015 was at 5.3 percent, which is the highest rate on Long Island.
Southampton -- 5.2 percent
Southampton has it all, from expensive and breathtakingly beautiful beaches to mansions. The town also is tied for the second-highest unemployment in April, at 5.2 percent.
Hempstead Village -- 5.2 percent
Hempstead Village's unemployment rate in April was 5.2 percent, which is, along with one other community, the highest in Nassau County.
Freeport -- 5.2 percent
The April 2015 unemployment rate in Freeport Village was 5.2 percent, the same as in Hempstead Village.
Babylon -- 4.9 percent
The Town of Babylon's unemployment rate of 4.9 percent gave it the fifth-highest unemployment rate in April 2015 on Long Island. This is Babylon Town Hall on Dec. 14, 2011.