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January job levels on Long Island

Small year-over-year job growth for the month, with the health sector leading the gains.

Long Island gained 6,200 jobs in January 2019 compared with January 2018, a 0.5 percent increase, according to new data from the state Labor Department. The health services and education sector gained 9,300 jobs over the year for a 3.5 percent rise, and the construction, natural resources and mining sector was up 7.8 percent for the year with an additional 5,900 jobs.

The professional and business services sector lost the most jobs, 9,100, for a 5.5 percent decline. The table, which gives a more detailed breakdown by sector and subsector, was posted on March 7, 2019. And you can read more about Long Island jobs here.

Long Island job totals in the 10 sectors

Details on Long Island job data by sector

Industry            (job levels in thousands)Jan 2019Jan 2018Change in year
TOTAL NONFARM1,311.81,305.60.5%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,117.61,111.60.5%
Total Goods Producing 152.6146.44.2%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining
         Specialty Trade Contractors 55.552.65.5%
      Durable Goods 38.338.6-0.8%
      Non-Durable Goods 32.331.71.9%
Total Service Providing1,159.21,159.20.0%
Total Private Service-Providing965.0965.20.0%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities271.8274.0-0.8%
      Wholesale Trade 67.069.1-3.0%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 35.736.8-3.0%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 27.228.3-3.9%
      Retail Trade 161.5162.4-0.6%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.335.71.7%
            Grocery Stores
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.113.5-3.0%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 18.319.1-4.2%
         General Merchandise Stores
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 43.342.51.9%
         Utilities 4.74.8-2.1%
         Transportation and Warehousing 38.637.72.4%
            Couriers and Messengers
         Telecommunications 6.77.3-8.2%
   Financial Activities68.070.0-2.9%
      Finance and Insurance 50.352.4-4.0%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 19.319.7-2.0%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.111.3-1.8%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 25.026.1-4.2%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.717.60.6%
         Real Estate 14.014.2-1.4%
   Professional and Business Services 155.1164.2-5.5%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 78.080.9-3.6%
            Legal Services 17.018.8-9.6%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 13.114.0-6.4%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.316.1-5.0%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 61.867.2-8.0%
   Education and Health Services273.4264.13.5%
      Educational Services 37.338.4-2.9%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 236.1225.74.6%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 90.486.74.3%
         Hospitals 69.566.93.9%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 36.435.13.7%
         Social Assistance 39.837.07.6%
   Leisure and Hospitality120.3115.83.9%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 13.513.22.3%
      Accommodation and Food Services
         Food Services and Drinking Places 96.492.44.3%
   Other Services 59.859.30.8%
         Personal and Laundry Services 24.224.3-0.4%
Government 194.2194.00.1%
   Federal Government 15.716.1-2.5%
   State Government 27.527.40.4%
      State Government Education 16.315.92.5%
      State Government Hospitals 1.31.4-7.1%
   Local Government 151.0150.50.3%
      Local Government Education 101.4101.10.3%
      Local Government Hospitals


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