The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased over the year by 14,100, or 1.3 percent, to 1,064,600 in March 2014. In comparison, the state’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was (+1.5 percent) and the nation’s was (+2.0 percent).
Long Island’s private sector job count increased by 11,300 between February and March (not seasonally adjusted), in line with the typical gain of 11,700. In positive news, the manufacturing sector added 500 jobs, compared to the 10-year average gain of 300.
Five of nine private industry sectors gained jobs in March compared to a year ago — trade, transportation, and utilities (+7,700), educational and health services (+5,700), other services (+1,600), leisure and hospitality (+1,600), and manufacturing (+500). The government sector lost 3,500 jobs over-the-year, mainly in local government education.
Division of Research & Statistics
New York State Dept. of Labor
303 W. Old Country Rd.
Hicksville, NY 11801
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