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Winners, losers in LI job market

Employment on Long Island was up by 4,400 jobs compared to a year ago, according to the state's Department of Labor. Education and health services gained 7,800 jobs, while construction, natural resources and mining gained 1,300. A strike at Verizon, since settled, temporarily cost 1,800 jobs in the information sector. 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. Read more about the Long Island unemployment rate for May. This database was posted on June 16, 2016.

Industry            (job levels in thousands)MAY 2016MAY 2015Change
TOTAL NONFARM1,324.41,320.00.3%
TOTAL PRIVATE1,124.11,121.90.2%
Total Goods Producing 148.7147.21.0%
   Construction, Natural Resources, Mining 76.975.61.7%
         Specialty Trade Contractors 56.852.87.6%
      Durable Goods 40.640.21.0%
      Non-Durable Goods 31.231.4-0.6%
Total Service Providing1,175.71,172.80.2%
Total Private Service-Providing975.4974.70.1%
   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities267.9274.2-2.3%
      Wholesale Trade 70.470.7-0.4%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods 34.935.0-0.3%
         Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
      Retail Trade 155.9161.5-3.5%
         Building Material and Garden Equipment 13.613.60.0%
         Food and Beverage Stores 36.637.5-2.4%
            Grocery Stores 30.231.6-4.4%
         Health and Personal Care Stores 12.412.7-2.4%
         Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores 17.118.2-6.0%
         General Merchandise Stores 25.626.3-2.7%
            Department Stores 19.320.2-4.5%
      Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 41.642.0-1.0%
         Transportation and Warehousing 36.737.4-1.9%
            Couriers and Messengers
         Broadcasting (except internet) 0.91.0-10.0%
         Telecommunications 7.49.5-22.1%
   Financial Activities74.273.21.4%
      Finance and Insurance 55.855.70.2%
         Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 20.821.6-3.7%
            Depository Credit Intermediation 11.612.2-4.9%
         Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 28.327.24.0%
      Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 18.417.55.1%
         Real Estate 14.413.93.6%
   Professional and Business Services 173.0173.8-0.5%
      Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 78.880.8-2.5%
            Legal Services 18.818.9-0.5%
            Accounting, Tax Prep., Bookkpng., & Payroll Svcs.
      Management of Companies and Enterprises 15.816.0-1.3%
      Admin. & Supp. and Waste Manage. & Remed. Svcs. 78.477.01.8%
   Education and Health Services258.1250.33.1%
      Educational Services 40.140.6-1.2%
      Health Care and Social Assistance 218.0209.74.0%
         Ambulatory Health Care Services
         Hospitals 59.357.04.0%
         Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 34.332.84.6%
         Social Assistance 36.335.03.7%
   Leisure and Hospitality125.1124.10.8%
      Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 24.824.41.6%
         Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
      Accommodation and Food Services 100.399.70.6%
         Food Services and Drinking Places 95.394.31.1%
   Other Services
         Personal and Laundry Services 23.522.64.0%
Government 200.3198.11.1%
   Federal Government 16.116.4-1.8%
   State Government
      State Government Education 13.413.12.3%
      State Government Hospitals 1.41.5-6.7%
   Local Government 159.0156.91.3%
      Local Government Education 106.1104.71.3%
      Local Government Hospitals