Montauk Lighthouse, Long Island, New York

Labor Statistics for the Long Island Region

Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Labor Statistics for the Long Island Region

Developments in the Long Island Labor Market

The number of private sector jobs on Long Island decreased over the year by 89,200, or -8.0 percent, to 1,021,700 in March 2021. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was -10.1 percent and the nation’s was -4.3 percent.

All nine private industry sectors lost jobs in March compared to a year ago — trade, transportation, and utilities (-20,200), leisure and hospitality (-19,900), education and health services (-18,900), other services (-8,700), natural resources, mining, and construction (-7,900), professional and business services (-5,900), manufacturing (-4,200), information (-1,800), and financial activities (-1,700). The government sector shed 5,700 jobs over-the-year.


For More Information Please Contact:

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
Email:[email protected]