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Labor Statistics for the Long Island Region Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Developments in the Long Island Labor Market

The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased over the year by 10,600, or 0.9 percent, to 1,145,900 in June 2016. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was 1.5 percent and the nation’s was 2.0 percent.


Long Island’s private sector job count increased by 20,800 between May and June (not seasonally adjusted), significantly more than the typical gain of 13,400 jobs. The construction industry continues to hire at a rapid clip, adding 3,000 jobs in June, nearly triple the average gain of 1,200 and a record high for the month.


Seven of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in June compared to a year ago — education and health services (+8,300), leisure and hospitality (+3,500), natural resources, mining, and construction (+3,200), other services (+1,100), professional and business services (+700), financial activities (+300), and manufacturing (+100). The government sector gained 1,500 jobs over-the-year.


Other information of interest to Long Islanders

For further information:

Shital Patel 
Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor 
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801

tel: 516-934-8533
fax: 516-433-3799

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