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.
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Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801