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Long Island jobs: winners and losers in August

The private education and health services sectors helped Long Island's job level rise by 15,100 in August 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 6,200 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 Sept. 15, 2016.

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

   A more-detailed breakdown of sectors and subcategories

Industry            (job levels in thousands)Aug-16Aug-15Change
TOTAL NONFARM1,331.001,315.901.10%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,147.101,132.101.30%
Total Goods Producing 155.9149.84.10%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 84.477.88.50%
      Durable Goods 40.140.6-1.20%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.431.40.00%
Total Service Providing1,175.101,166.100.80%
Total Private Service-Providing991.2982.30.90%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities267273.2-2.30%
      Wholesale Trade 69.271.3-2.90%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 33.935.2-3.70%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 27.427.40.00%
      Retail Trade 157.3164.1-4.10%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.1130.80%
         Food and Beverage Stores 37.138.5-3.60%
            Grocery Stores 30.532.2-5.30%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 12.512.6-0.80%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 17.819.1-6.80%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.826.7-3.40%
            Department Stores 19.820.5-3.40%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 40.537.87.10%
         Transportation and Warehousing 35.6337.90%
            Couriers and Messengers
         Broadcasting (except Internet) 110.00%
         Telecommunications 990.00%
   Financial Activities73.674.3-0.90%
      Finance and Insurance 55.756.1-0.70%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 21.221.6-1.90%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.812.2-3.30%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 27.927.51.50%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 17.918.2-1.60%
         Real Estate 14.614.32.10%
   Professional and Business Services 177.7176.20.90%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 80.682-1.70%
            Legal Services 18.519-2.60%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 1312.81.60%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.915.71.30%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs.
   Education and Health Services253.9244.93.70%
      Educational Services 35.335.20.30%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 218.6209.74.20%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 89.884.95.80%
         Hospitals 59.959.50.70%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 3433.22.40%
         Social Assistance 34.932.18.70%
   Leisure and Hospitality138.4134.92.60%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 30.631.5-2.90%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 23.625.5-7.50%
      Accommodation and Food Services 107.8103.44.30%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 102.4975.60%
   Other Services 60.758.73.40%
         Personal and Laundry Services
Government 183.9183.80.10%
   Federal Government 15.916.3-2.50%
   State Government 2423.71.30%
      State Government Education 11.3112.70%
      State Government Hospitals 1.41.5-6.70%
   Local Government 144143.80.10%
      Local Government Education 8382.60.50%
      Local Government Hospitals

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