The Long Island unemployment rate is currently at 7.6%, down 0.3 percentage points from one year ago. As of February, the number of private sector jobs increased by 20.000 since February 2012. Compared to last year, six of the nine private industry sectors of Long Island saw gains in employment. The top three performers for job growth of office-using employers included education and health services, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality. These areas added 5,400, 4,800, and 4,400 jobs, respectively. The government sector, on the other hand, lost 3,800 jobs during the same time period.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield