The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased over the year by 21,500, or 1.9 percent, to 1,133,600 in August 2015. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was (+2.1 percent) and the nation’s was (+2.3 percent).
Long Island’s private sector job count decreased by 2,600 between July and August (not seasonally adjusted), more than the average loss of 1,000. After a small decline in July, hiring in the construction sector once again reached record levels for the month, adding 1,100 jobs. Professional, scientific, and technical services also had a strong month, adding 1,400 jobs in August.
Six of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in August compared to a year ago — education and health services (+9,600), natural resources, mining, and construction (+5,400), trade, transportation, and utilities (+4,200), other services (+3,200), professional and business services (+1,900), and leisure and hospitality (+1,300).
Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801
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