Volunteers at a 2019 Northwell Health Foundation walk in Riverhead. (Photo: Northwell Health Foundation)
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New York leads nation in nonprofit employment

New York’s nonprofit sector led the nation in total employment in 2017, according to a new report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

There were 62,292 people employed in the nonprofit sector in Suffolk County and 90,441 employed in Nassau County in 2017. Nearly 44 percent of those 152,733 total jobs were in the healthcare sector, while about 20 percent were educational services. Combined, nonprofit jobs comprised almost 14 percent of the private sector on Long Island.

Wages at nonprofits have also grown at a faster pace than the rest of the private and public sectors, the report found.

“Nonprofit organizations, large and small, provide a multitude of services throughout New York State,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “Many nonprofits deliver essential services on behalf of the state and other governmental entities, including health care, social welfare, care for the disabled, education and more.”

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