LI jobless rate dips to 3.8%

The Long Island unemployment rate dipped to 3.8 percent in June, down from 4.5 percent a year ago, according to preliminary data released by the state Labor Department.

Nassau’s rate was 3.6 percent, while Suffolk posted a 3.9 percent rate. Both were among the lowest in New York and well below the statewide total of 4.7 percent for June.

From June 2015 to June of this year, the state’s private sector job count increased by 120,700. In June 2016, the number of private sector jobs in the state was 7,918,400, an all-time high.

Rates are calculated using methods prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A county by county look at unemployment in the state is available here.