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SUFFOLK COUNTY

Laborforce, Employment and Unemployment
(not seasonally adjusted)

Month Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
02 2024 454870 440106 14764 3.2
01 2024 457241 442625 14616 3.2

 

Annual Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Average 2022 452927 436502 16425 3.6
Average 2021 452475 426490 25985 5.7
Average 2020 457702 410752 46950 10.3
Average 2019 463611 451029 12582 2.7
Average 2018 459053 444724 14329 3.1
Average 2017 444759 429317 15442 3.5
Average 2016 427405 411723 15682 3.7
Average 2015 421116 402612 18504 4.4
Average 2014 415785 393870 21915 5.3
Average 2013 407104 382158 24946 6.1
Average 2012 403562 378675 24887 6.2
Average 2011 398040 371730 26310 6.6
Average 2010 393897 364690 29207 7.4

 

Current Employment Estimates
(not seasonally adjusted)

Industry Feb-2024 Jan-2024 Feb-2023 Net Change Prior Month Net Change Prior Year
Total nonfarm 3,675,800 3,650,200 3,647,100 25,600 28,700
Total private 3,209,100 3,193,100 3,186,300 16,000 22,800
Goods-producing 397,700 400,200 400,100 -2,500 -2,400
Service-providing 3,278,100 3,250,000 3,247,000 28,100 31,100
Private service-providing 2,811,400 2,792,900 2,786,200 18,500 25,200
Mining and logging 900 1,000 900 -100 0
Mining, Logging, and Construction 163,900 165,500 162,500 -1,600 1,400
Construction 163,000 164,500 161,600 -1,500 1,400
Construction of buildings 36,800 36,600 35,300 200 1,500
Heavy and civil engineering construction 13,100 13,200 12,100 -100 1,000
Specialty trade contractors 113,100 114,700 114,200 -1,600 -1,100
Manufacturing 233,800 234,700 237,600 -900 -3,800
Durable goods 149,200 149,900 152,300 -700 -3,100
Fabricated metal products 30,300 30,400 30,900 -100 -600
Machinery 18,700 18,800 18,900 -100 -200
Computer and electronic products 49,800 50,200 51,000 -400 -1,200
Computer and peripheral equipment 5,900 6,000 6,300 -100 -400
Semiconductors and electronic components 14,600 14,700 14,800 -100 -200
Electronic instruments 26,100 26,200 26,600 -100 -500
Electrical equipment and appliances 6,700 6,700 6,900 0 -200
Transportation equipment 11,000 11,100 11,100 -100 -100
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing 18,500 18,700 18,900 -200 -400
Medical equipment and supplies 10,600 10,700 10,900 -100 -300
Nondurable goods 84,600 84,800 85,300 -200 -700
Food manufacturing 27,100 27,200 26,800 -100 300
Printing and related support activities 7,400 7,400 7,900 0 -500
Chemicals 16,100 16,100 16,800 0 -700
Plastics and rubber products 12,600 12,600 13,000 0 -400
Trade, transportation, and utilities 553,600 557,700 556,100 -4,100 -2,500
Wholesale Trade 121,400 121,500 123,000 -100 -1,600
Durable goods 66,900 66,900 67,900 0 -1,000
Nondurable goods 44,100 44,100 44,300 0 -200
Retail trade 325,200 328,600 325,500 -3,400 -300
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 36,300 35,900 35,200 400 1,100
Building material and garden supply stores 25,600 25,700 25,900 -100 -300
Food and beverage stores 97,100 96,800 95,900 300 1,200
Grocery stores 81,600 81,300 81,500 300 100
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 107,000 107,600 107,600 -600 -600
Utilities 12,300 12,300 11,800 0 500
Transportation and Warehousing 94,700 95,300 95,800 -600 -1,100
Air transportation 12,000 12,000 11,600 0 400
Truck transportation 15,600 15,800 16,600 -200 -1,000
Transit and ground passenger transportation 24,500 24,500 23,800 0 700
Information 92,100 92,400 96,900 -300 -4,800
Telecommunications 13,500 13,300 14,400 200 -900
Financial activities 229,200 228,700 227,200 500 2,000
Finance and insurance 180,800 180,800 179,600 0 1,200
Credit intermediation and related activities 52,200 52,300 52,000 -100 200
Securities, commodity contracts, investments 52,300 52,200 50,500 100 1,800
Insurance carriers and related activities 76,300 76,300 77,100 0 -800
Insurance carriers 53,000 53,000 53,000 0 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 48,400 47,900 47,600 500 800
Real estate 38,400 37,900 37,800 500 600
Professional and business services 619,400 617,100 621,700 2,300 -2,300
Professional and technical services 373,800 371,600 377,100 2,200 -3,300
Legal services 28,100 28,100 28,800 0 -700
Accounting and bookkeeping services 29,000 28,100 29,300 900 -300
Architectural and engineering services 43,900 43,800 43,500 100 400
Computer systems design and related services 80,100 80,000 82,700 100 -2,600
Management and technical consulting services 56,900 56,200 57,600 700 -700
Scientific research and development services 104,100 103,800 102,900 300 1,200
Management of companies and enterprises 70,400 69,900 68,500 500 1,900
Administrative and waste services 175,200 175,600 176,100 -400 -900
Employment services 60,900 61,600 68,700 -700 -7,800
Services to buildings and dwellings 56,700 56,400 49,400 300 7,300
Education and health services 846,800 828,000 824,100 18,800 22,700
Educational services 195,400 179,600 193,200 15,800 2,200
Elementary and secondary schools 35,500 35,000 34,100 500 1,400
Colleges and universities 132,200 116,400 129,600 15,800 2,600
Health care and social assistance 651,400 648,400 630,900 3,000 20,500
Ambulatory health care services 189,800 188,100 187,700 1,700 2,100
Offices of physicians 57,800 57,500 58,600 300 -800
Outpatient care centers 27,500 27,200 26,700 300 800
Home health care services 40,800 39,600 39,700 1,200 1,100
Hospitals 205,800 205,300 199,600 500 6,200
Nursing and residential care facilities 97,600 97,200 93,100 400 4,500
Social assistance 158,200 157,800 150,500 400 7,700
Individual and family services 109,600 108,700 106,200 900 3,400
Child day care services 31,200 31,400 28,500 -200 2,700
Leisure and hospitality 333,300 331,400 328,000 1,900 5,300
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 55,300 55,200 50,500 100 4,800
Amusements, gambling, and recreation 36,100 35,900 34,100 200 2,000
Accommodation and food services 278,000 276,200 277,500 1,800 500
Accommodation 32,500 32,200 31,300 300 1,200
Food services and drinking places 245,500 244,000 246,200 1,500 -700
Other services 137,000 137,600 132,200 -600 4,800
Repair and maintenance 28,100 28,000 27,000 100 1,100
Automotive repair and maintenance 19,700 19,600 18,800 100 900
Personal and laundry services 42,700 42,900 42,200 -200 500
Membership associations and organizations 66,200 66,700 63,000 -500 3,200
Government 466,700 457,100 460,800 9,600 5,900
Federal 46,100 45,800 44,800 300 1,300
U.S. Postal Service 15,200 15,000 15,200 200 0
State government 131,600 123,100 127,000 8,500 4,600
State government education 56,600 48,100 54,400 8,500 2,200
State hospitals 3,500 3,500 3,600 0 -100
Local government 289,000 288,200 289,000 800 0
Local government education 189,700 188,700 188,500 1,000 1,200
Local government, excluding education 99,300 99,500 100,500 -200 -1,200

 

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