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Long Island job levels for April

A gain of 6,500 jobs in a year, led by education and health services sector

Long Island gained 6,500 jobs in April 2019 compared with April 2018, a 0.5 percent increase, according to new data from the state Labor Department. Education and health services had the biggest increase, up 3.9 percent with 10,600 new positions, while the construction sector was up 6.6 percent with 5,500 new jobs. The professional and business services sector lost 6,800 jobs over the year for a 3.9 percent drop. The first chart animates job levels for the 10 sectors on Long Island from 1990-2019.

April 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 May 16, 2019.

Details on Long Island job data by sector

(And when you're finished checking out the table you can read more here.)

Industry            (job levels in thousands)April 2019April 2018% change
TOTAL NONFARM1,350.51,344.00.5%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,150.71,144.10.6%
Total Goods Producing 160.9153.84.6%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 88.783.26.6%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 62.157.18.8%
   Manufacturing72.270.62.3%
      Durable Goods 39.538.33.1%
      Nondurable Goods 32.732.31.2%
Total Service Providing1,189.61,190.2-0.1%
Total Private Service-Providing989.8990.3-0.1%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities270.2270.6-0.1%
      Wholesale Trade 67.569.2-2.5%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 35.936.8-2.4%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 27.528.5-3.5%
      Retail Trade 159.2159.00.1%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.213.3-0.8%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.035.41.7%
            Grocery Stores 30.229.71.7%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.013.2-1.5%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 17.017.6-3.4%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.025.00.0%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 43.542.42.6%
         Utilities 4.64.9-6.1%
         Transportation and Warehousing 38.937.53.7%
            Couriers and Messengers 6.35.710.5%
   Information16.617.6-5.7%
         Telecommunications 6.77.1-5.6%
   Financial Activities69.870.5-1.0%
      Finance and Insurance 51.552.5-1.9%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 19.619.8-1.0%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.211.3-0.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 25.526.2-2.7%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 18.318.01.7%
         Real Estate 14.514.40.7%
   Professional and Business Services 166.7173.5-3.9%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 77.982.0-5.0%
            Legal Services 17.518.7-6.4%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 13.414.3-6.3%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.616.0-2.5%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 73.275.5-3.0%
   Education and Health Services283.4272.83.9%
      Educational Services 42.944.4-3.4%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 240.5228.45.3%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 93.588.35.9%
         Hospitals 69.867.43.6%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 36.835.44.0%
         Social Assistance 40.437.38.3%
   Leisure and Hospitality124.7124.40.2%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 20.321.9-7.3%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 15.516.2-4.3%
      Accommodation and Food Services 104.4102.51.9%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 98.096.81.2%
   Other Services 58.460.9-4.1%
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.825.2-5.6%
Government 199.8199.9-0.1%
   Federal Government 15.716.0-1.9%
   State Government 28.528.30.7%
      State Government Education 17.116.72.4%
      State Government Hospitals 1.31.4-7.1%
   Local Government 155.6155.60.0%
      Local Government Education 105.4105.20.2%
      Local Government Hospitals 2.82.73.7%

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