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 15,200, or 1.4 percent, to 1,125,200 in December 2022. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was 3.4 percent and the nation’s was 3.2 percent.

Long Island’s private sector job count decreased by 2,300 between November and December (not seasonally adjusted), compared to an average gain of 4,400. Hiring in the retail industry ended the holiday season on a weak note, adding only 1,900 jobs in December compared to an average of 4,300. Overall, the retail industry added just 3,800 jobs since October when it typically adds 11,000. Weakness was also centered in health care and social assistance, which shed a record low 1,300 jobs last month. The sector typically adds 900 jobs in December.

Six of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in December compared to a year ago — leisure and hospitality (+9,000), professional and business services (+4,000), education and health services (+2,800), other services (+2,500), natural resources, mining, and construction (+700), and trade, transportation, and utilities (+200). The government sector added 8,900 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]