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January's winners and losers in the LI job market

The private, non-farm sector job count on Long Island rose by 27,900 to 1,306,700 in January 2017 compared to a year earlier, according to the state's Labor Department. Leading the increases were the educational and health services sector, which rose by 11,200, trade, transportation and utilities, which increased by 10,900 and professional and business services, which went up 3,600. Construction, natural resources and mining lost the most, 1,400 jobs, while manufacturing was down 700. Click on the trend lines below for details on the 10 sectors going back to 1990. The table below gives details for the 2017 and 2016 levels. And you can read more about Long Island jobs. This database was posted on March 9, 2017.

How Long Island's 10 sectors have done in January:

How the 10 sectors break down year over year:

Industry            (job levels in thousands)Jan 2017Jan 2016Pct Year
TOTAL NONFARM1,306.71,278.82.2%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,111.81,087.02.3%
Total Goods Producing 140.7142.8-1.5%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 70.471.8-1.9%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 50.850.11.4%
      Durable Goods 39.240.0-2.0%
      Non-Durable Goods
Total Service Providing1,166.01,136.02.6%
Total Private Service-Providing971.1944.22.8%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities281.5270.64.0%
      Wholesale Trade 71.769.13.8%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.134.5-1.2%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 26.425.91.9%
      Retail Trade 166.5159.64.3%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 11.912.2-2.5%
         Food and Beverage Stores
            Grocery Stores
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.412.84.7%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
         General Merchandise Stores
            Department Stores 21.621.40.9%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 43.341.93.3%
         Transportation and Warehousing 38.537.33.2%
            Couriers and Messengers 5.25.5-5.5%
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
         Telecommunications 8.58.8-3.4%
   Financial Activities71.271.6-0.6%
      Finance and Insurance 54.154.5-0.7%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.520.50.0%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.811.70.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 27.027.4-1.5%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
         Real Estate 13.913.71.5%
   Professional and Business Services 168.6165.02.2%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
            Legal Services 18.418.8-2.1%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 14.513.85.1%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.416.21.2%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs.
   Education and Health Services262.5251.34.5%
      Educational Services 37.838.7-2.3%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 224.7212.65.7%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services
         Hospitals 64.560.27.1%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
         Social Assistance
   Leisure and Hospitality110.6108.61.8%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 15.217.0-10.6%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 11.312.6-10.3%
      Accommodation and Food Services 95.491.64.1%
         Food Services and Drinking Places
   Other Services 57.557.50.0%
         Personal and Laundry Services 22.522.30.9%
Government 194.9191.81.6%
   Federal Government 16.716.51.2%
   State Government 24.724.22.1%
      State Government Education
      State Government Hospitals 1.41.5-6.7%
   Local Government 153.5151.11.6%
      Local Government Education 102.1100.21.9%
      Local Government Hospitals


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