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 40,600, or 3.8 percent, to 1,107,000 in April 2022. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was 5.5 percent and the nation’s was 5.2 percent.

Substantial job losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic first occurred in March (-9,000) and April (-271,500) of 2020. As economic activity resumed, Long Island’s private sector regained a large portion of jobs lost, but remains 40,700, or 3.5 percent, below pre-pandemic levels (April 2019).

Eight of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in April compared to a year ago — leisure and hospitality (+16,800), professional and business services (+8,700), trade, transportation, and utilities (+7,000), other services (+4,700), natural resources, mining, and construction (+2,900), manufacturing (+700), financial activities (+400), and information (+200). The government sector added 6,600 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]