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Long Island job levels for December 2018

17,800 more jobs than there were a year earlier; construction leads.

The total nonfarm job count on Long Island rose 17,800 to more than 1.37 million in December 2018 compared with the same month a year earlier, according to the state Labor Department.

Sectors leading the gains were: education and health services, up 10,300 jobs; and construction, natural resources and mining, up 10,100 jobs. Among the losing sectors, financial activities dropped 2,900 jobs while trade, transportation and utilities fell 1,700 jobs.

Click on the charts below for totals for the 10 sectors going back to 1990. The table below has further details on the current breakdowns. Posted Jan. 17, 2019.

Job levels by sector in December

Details on the 10 job sectors

Industry            (job levels in thousands)Dec 2018Dec 2017% change
TOTAL NONFARM1,377.51,359.71.3%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,177.61,159.51.6%
Total Goods Producing 160.3150.96.2%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 89.779.612.7%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 60.555.010.0%
      Durable Goods 37.438.5-2.9%
      Non-Durable Goods
Total Service Providing1,217.21,208.80.7%
Total Private Service-Providing1,017.31,008.60.9%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities286.5288.2-0.6%
      Wholesale Trade 69.871.1-1.8%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.734.40.9%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 27.227.6-1.4%
      Retail Trade 168.8170.1-0.8%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.513.03.8%
         Food and Beverage Stores 37.336.91.1%
            Grocery Stores 30.630.50.3%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 13.613.60.0%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 21.620.55.4%
         General Merchandise Stores
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 47.947.01.9%
         Transportation and Warehousing 42.942.11.9%
            Couriers and Messengers
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
         Telecommunications 7.57.9-5.1%
   Financial Activities69.472.3-4.0%
      Finance and Insurance 50.154.1-7.4%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 19.219.8-3.0%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.211.3-0.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 26.327.4-4.0%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 19.318.26.0%
         Real Estate 14.614.7-0.7%
   Professional and Business Services 178.9177.40.8%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 81.782.4-0.8%
            Legal Services 18.219.0-4.2%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 13.213.6-2.9%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 16.416.21.2%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 80.878.82.5%
   Education and Health Services278.8268.53.8%
      Educational Services 43.443.7-0.7%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 235.4224.84.7%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 93.986.28.9%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 36.735.14.6%
         Social Assistance 37.837.41.1%
   Leisure and Hospitality124.9123.71.0%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 19.419.8-2.0%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 14.315.0-4.7%
      Accommodation and Food Services 105.5103.91.5%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 99.798.21.5%
   Other Services
         Personal and Laundry Services 25.725.12.4%
Government 199.9200.2-0.1%
   Federal Government
   State Government 26.026.1-0.4%
      State Government Education 15.314.64.8%
      State Government Hospitals 1.31.4-7.1%
   Local Government 157.9158.1-0.1%
      Local Government Education 106.7106.50.2%
      Local Government Hospitals

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