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 increased over the year by 18,800, or 1.7 percent, to 1,129,100 in February 2024. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was 1.1 percent and the nation’s was 1.6 percent.

Long Island’s private sector job count increased by 4,000 between January and February (not seasonally adjusted), compared to the average loss of 700. The construction, leisure and hospitality, and health care and social assistance sectors had stronger than average growth.

Five of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in February compared to a year ago — private education and health services (+11,800), leisure and hospitality (+8,600), other services (+1,000), trade, transportation, and utilities (+500), and financial activities (+100).


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]