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 3,200, or 0.3 percent, to 1,154,300 in August 2023. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was 1.6 percent and the nation’s was 2.0 percent.

Long Island’s private sector job count decreased by 3,700 between July and August (not seasonally adjusted), more than three times the average loss of 1,100. On the heels of a weak spring and summer, the construction sector registered a record high loss of jobs for August, losing 2,300 jobs when a gain of 400 is typical. The health care and social assistance industry had a strong August, adding 1,900 jobs compared to an average loss of 200.

Five of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in August compared to a year ago — professional and business services (+3,500), private education and health services (+3,300), leisure and hospitality (+2,500), other services (+1,800), and manufacturing (+600). The government sector added 4,900 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
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