An economic indicator is a data point used to interpret and help judge the overall health of an economy.
It’s a snapshot based on government-collected numbers analyzed to see how a region, in this case Long Island, compares with both itself and other places nearby and nationally over time.
Long Island Population
Population growth has leveled off since 2014.
Population Change in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Since 2010, Nassau County’s population has grown slightly, while Suffolk County’s has declined. Prior to that, Suffolk had been growing more than Nassau.