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March job levels on Long Island

Up 9,000 jobs in year, with education and health services leading

Long Island gained 9,000 jobs in March 2019 compared with March 2018, a 0.7 percent increase, according to new data from the state Labor Department. The first chart animates job levels for the 10 sectors on Long Island in March from 1990-2019.

March job levels in Long Island's 10 sectors

Education and health services had the biggest increase, up 11,500 jobs over the year, with natural resources, mining, and construction coming in second with 5,100 new jobs, followed by leisure and hospitality with 3,000 positions. Professional and business services lost 8,800 jobs over the year, and the information sector was down 1,200 jobs.

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 April 18, 2019.

Details on Long Island job data by sector

Industry            (job levels in thousands)March 2019March 2018% change
TOTAL NONFARM1,332.81,323.80.7%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,134.01,125.10.8%
Total Goods Producing 156.0150.04.0%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining
         Specialty Trade Contractors
      Durable Goods
      Nondurable Goods 32.732.31.2%
Total Service Providing1,176.81,173.80.3%
Total Private Service-Providing978.0975.10.3%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities270.0269.90.0%
      Wholesale Trade 68.069.4-2.0%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 36.336.8-1.4%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 27.428.7-4.5%
      Retail Trade 158.7158.50.1%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 12.412.5-0.8%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.735.43.7%
            Grocery Stores 30.829.83.4%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 12.913.2-2.3%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 17.217.8-3.4%
         General Merchandise Stores 24.925.2-1.2%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 43.342.03.1%
         Utilities 4.64.8-4.2%
         Transportation and Warehousing 38.737.24.0%
            Couriers and Messengers 6.45.712.3%
         Telecommunications 6.87.5-9.3%
   Financial Activities69.670.2-0.9%
      Finance and Insurance 51.152.4-2.5%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 19.619.8-1.0%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.111.3-1.8%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 25.426.1-2.7%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 18.517.83.9%
         Real Estate 14.414.30.7%
   Professional and Business Services 158.5167.3-5.3%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 75.981.5-6.9%
            Legal Services 17.718.8-5.9%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 13.514.4-6.3%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.316.1-5.0%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 67.369.7-3.4%
   Education and Health Services283.4271.94.2%
      Educational Services 42.544.1-3.6%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 240.9227.85.8%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 93.787.57.1%
         Hospitals 69.867.43.6%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 36.535.43.1%
         Social Assistance 40.937.59.1%
   Leisure and Hospitality120.9117.92.5%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 18.818.9-0.5%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
      Accommodation and Food Services
         Food Services and Drinking Places 95.893.52.5%
   Other Services 58.960.0-1.8%
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.424.7-5.3%
Government 198.8198.70.1%
   Federal Government 15.715.9-1.3%
   State Government 28.328.20.4%
      State Government Education
      State Government Hospitals 1.31.4-7.1%
   Local Government 154.8154.60.1%
      Local Government Education 104.8104.30.5%
      Local Government Hospitals


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