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Long Island jobs: September's winners and losers

The private education and health services sectors helped Long Island's job level rise by 14,600 in September over the same period last year, according to figures released by the state's Labor Department. The trade, transportation and utilities sector fell the most, down 4,200 jobs from the year before. The chart shows the overall jobs levels for 10 sectors over time (click any dot for label and details), and the table below gives details for the 2016 and 2015 levels. This database was posted on Oct. 20, 2016.

   Long Island job levels in September, by sector (select lines for details)

   A more-detailed breakdown of sectors and subcategories

Industry            (job levels in thousands)SEP 2016SEP 2015Pct Year
TOTAL NONFARM1,327.11,312.51.1%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,136.91,122.41.3%
Total Goods Producing 153.2148.23.4%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 81.676.36.9%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 58.453.39.6%
      Durable Goods 40.240.4-0.5%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.431.5-0.3%
Total Service Providing1,173.91,164.30.8%
Total Private Service-Providing983.7974.21.0%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities270.2274.4-1.5%
      Wholesale Trade 69.270.7-2.1%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.134.8-2.0%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 27.427.20.7%
      Retail Trade 156.5161.5-3.1%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 12.912.80.8%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.637.8-3.2%
            Grocery Stores 30.331.7-4.4%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 12.512.6-0.8%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 17.618.3-3.8%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.926.6-2.6%
            Department Stores 19.620.5-4.4%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 44.542.25.5%
         Transportation and Warehousing 39.537.55.3%
            Couriers and Messengers
         Broadcasting (except Internet) 0.91.0-10.0%
   Financial Activities73.573.40.1%
      Finance and Insurance 55.855.50.5%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 21.121.4-1.4%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.712.1-3.3%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 27.727.31.5%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.717.9-1.1%
         Real Estate 14.514.12.8%
   Professional and Business Services 174.0175.1-0.6%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 79.981.1-1.5%
            Legal Services 18.318.8-2.7%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs.
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.915.71.3%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 78.278.3-0.1%
   Education and Health Services258.0246.24.8%
      Educational Services 37.336.32.8%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 220.7209.95.1%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 90.584.86.7%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
         Social Assistance
   Leisure and Hospitality129.6126.62.4%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 24.725.5-3.1%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 18.219.2-5.2%
      Accommodation and Food Services 104.9101.13.8%
         Food Services and Drinking Places
   Other Services 58.958.70.3%
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.823.41.7%
Government 190.2190.10.1%
   Federal Government 16.016.2-1.2%
   State Government 25.425.11.2%
      State Government Education
      State Government Hospitals
   Local Government 148.8148.80.0%
      Local Government Education
      Local Government Hospitals

And here's more on the August jobs story.


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