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Winners, losers in LI job market

Employment on Long Island was up last month by 14,700 jobs compared to a year ago, mostly on the strength of gains in the education and health services sector and the leisure and hospitality sector, according to the state's Department of Labor. 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. You can read more about the unemployment rate dropping to 3.9%, and about the Long Island jobs report here. This database was updated on May 24, 2016.

Jobs by industry (in thousands of employees)

Industry            (job levels in thousands)April 2016April 2015Change
TOTAL NONFARM1,312.41,297.71.1%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,113.01,101.51.0%
Total Goods Producing 145.4144.50.6%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 73.573.20.4%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 52.851.32.9%
      Durable Goods 40.840.21.5%
      Non-Durable Goods
Total Service Providing1,167.01,153.21.2%
Total Private Service-Providing967.6957.01.1%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities265.4269.8-1.6%
      Wholesale Trade 70.170.3-0.3%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.834.9-0.3%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
      Retail Trade 154.4158.6-2.6%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.336.8-1.4%
            Grocery Stores 30.031.2-3.8%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 12.312.7-3.1%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 17.017.8-4.5%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.426.2-3.1%
            Department Stores 19.320.3-4.9%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 40.940.90.0%
         Transportation and Warehousing 36.036.3-0.8%
            Couriers and Messengers
         Broadcasting (except Internet)
         Telecommunications 9.09.5-5.3%
   Financial Activities74.272.81.9%
      Finance and Insurance 55.855.9-0.2%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.821.6-3.7%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.612.2-4.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 18.416.98.9%
         Real Estate 14.313.55.9%
   Professional and Business Services 170.6171.7-0.6%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 80.881.1-0.4%
            Legal Services
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs. 13.914.0-0.7%
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.515.9-2.5%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 74.374.7-0.5%
   Education and Health Services258.0250.03.2%
      Educational Services 41.641.9-0.7%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 216.4208.14.0%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services 87.584.04.2%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
         Social Assistance 35.734.43.8%
   Leisure and Hospitality120.6114.55.3%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 21.820.75.3%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries 15.615.22.6%
      Accommodation and Food Services 98.893.85.3%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 94.388.96.1%
   Other Services
         Personal and Laundry Services
Government 199.4196.21.6%
   Federal Government 15.916.6-4.2%
   State Government 25.324.91.6%
      State Government Education 13.613.23.0%
      State Government Hospitals 1.41.5-6.7%
   Local Government 158.2154.72.3%
      Local Government Education 105.9103.32.5%
      Local Government Hospitals