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Newsday: How Long Islanders’ Manhattan jobs help fuel Nassau, Suffolk economies

Commuters traveling home during rush hour.
Commuters traveling home during rush hour. Credit: Johnny Milano
By Robert Brodsky
Updated November 2, 2023 11:15 am

More than three years since the start of the pandemic, an estimated 306,000 Long Islanders continue to commute to jobs in Manhattan, using their city salaries to help fuel the economies of Nassau and Suffolk counties, with $15 billion spent on housing, restaurants, health care and entertainment, according to a new report by the Regional Plan Association.
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