Long Island gained 9,400 jobs in February 2019 compared with February 2018, a 0.7 percent increase, according to new data from the state Labor Department. Education and health services had the biggest increase, up 4.3 percent with 11,600 new positions, while the construction sector was up 5.6 percent with 4,500 new jobs. The professional and business services sector lost 8,000 jobs over the year for a 4.9 percent drop, and the information sector dropped 6.7 percent as it lost 1,200 positions. The first chart animates job levels for the 10 sectors on Long Island from 1990-2019.

February job levels in Long Island's 10 sectors

The 10 sectors, each on their own

Hover over portions of the second set of charts below for details on each sector. The table below that gives a more detailed breakdown by sector and subsector for this year and last. This database was updated on March 25, 2019.

Details on Long Island job data by sector

Industry            (job levels in thousands)Feb 2019Feb 2018Change
TOTAL NONFARM1,324.21,314.80.7%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,125.51,115.90.9%
Total Goods Producing 152.7148.62.8%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining
         Specialty Trade Contractors 55.453.53.6%
      Durable Goods 38.138.8-1.8%
      Nondurable Goods 32.532.20.9%
Total Service Providing1,171.51,166.20.5%
Total Private Service-Providing972.8967.30.6%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities270.2270.00.1%
      Wholesale Trade 68.369.3-1.4%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 36.536.9-1.1%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 27.228.5-4.6%
      Retail Trade 158.6158.8-0.1%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.435.42.8%
            Grocery Stores 30.829.93.0%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.013.3-2.3%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 16.817.7-5.1%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.725.8-0.4%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 43.341.93.3%
         Utilities 4.64.9-6.1%
         Transportation and Warehousing 38.737.04.6%
            Couriers and Messengers 6.55.714.0%
         Telecommunications 6.77.5-10.7%
   Financial Activities69.670.3-1.0%
      Finance and Insurance 51.552.6-2.1%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 19.719.8-0.5%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.311.30.0%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 25.526.2-2.7%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
         Real Estate 14.114.3-1.4%
   Professional and Business Services 156.6164.6-4.9%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 77.281.4-5.2%
            Legal Services 17.618.8-6.4%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 13.314.4-7.6%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.316.1-5.0%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 64.167.1-4.5%
   Education and Health Services280.9269.34.3%
      Educational Services 41.542.9-3.3%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 239.4226.45.7%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services
         Hospitals 69.567.03.7%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 36.935.24.8%
         Social Assistance 39.937.17.5%
   Leisure and Hospitality119.6115.63.5%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 18.317.73.4%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 13.812.87.8%
      Accommodation and Food Services 101.397.93.5%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 95.392.72.8%
   Other Services 59.259.6-0.7%
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.824.4-2.5%
Government 198.7198.9-0.1%
   Federal Government 15.716.0-1.9%
   State Government 28.328.10.7%
      State Government Education
      State Government Hospitals 1.31.4-7.1%
   Local Government 154.7154.8-0.1%
      Local Government Education 104.8104.50.3%
      Local Government Hospitals

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