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  2017 Business Sector Economic Scorecard - State of Connecticut Seasonally Adjusted / Not Seasonally Adjusted Last Updated: January 11, 2018
Business Scorecard The health of the business sector will affect, among other things, the ability of firms to hire workers and, particularly in regard to businesses selling their goods and services outside the State, the ability to increase the State’s income through exports. There are several indicators that provide a picture of the business sector's vital signs. The levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, of  Housing Permits #1 give not only a reading of the State’s construction sector, but also of the financial sector, particularly in terms of mortgage-lending activity, and ultimately, consumer spending on durable goods and services related to the purchase of a new house. Air Cargo Tons #2 (Discontinued Sept 2014) and the value of Exports #3 (collected quarterly pre-2004) gauges the ability of businesses to compete in the world market. Connecticut Manufacturing Production Index (CMPI) #7 and Average Manufacturing Weekly Hours (AMWH) #8 provide a measure of the State’s manufacturing activity, while the strength of the entertainment and tourism sectors is reflected in the Gaming Slots Revenues #4Visitors to Major Attractions #5, and Air Passenger Counts #6.
Month 2016 2017 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 154 317 Plus Grade
Feb 421 175 Minus Grade
Mar 576 398 Minus Grade
Apr 380 253 Minus Grade
May 368 402 Plus Grade
Jun 504 360 Minus Grade
Jul 285 430 Plus Grade
Aug 357 489 Plus Grade
Sep 631 434 Minus Grade
Oct 524 561 Plus Grade
Nov 245 369 Plus Grade
Dec 226
2016 2017 Year-to-Year comparisons
1,110 980 Minus Grade
1,277 965 Minus Grade
1,390 1,437 Plus Grade
1,237 1,144 Minus Grade
1,188 1,057 Minus Grade
1,193 1,205 Plus Grade
1,035 1,293 Plus Grade
1,135 1,332 Plus Grade
1,136 1,438 Plus Grade
1,261 1,390 Plus Grade
1,063
1,372
2016 2017 Year-to-Year comparisons
1,050 1,029 Minus Grade
1,029 1,018 Minus Grade
1,078 1,138 Plus Grade
1,116 1,153 Plus Grade
1,111 1,124 Plus Grade
1,005 1,088 Plus Grade
1,231 1,239 Plus Grade
1,137 1,160 Plus Grade
1,072 1,151 Plus Grade
1,089 1,072 Minus Grade
1,023 1,061 Plus Grade
1,084
2016 2017 Year-to-Year comparisons
3,060 2,599 Minus Grade
2,964 2,884 Minus Grade
3,989 2,937 Minus Grade
5,058 4,979 Minus Grade
5,309 5,154 Minus Grade
7,541 7,123 Minus Grade
9,338 8,914 Minus Grade
9,383 9,601 Plus Grade
5,145 6,173 Plus Grade
6,205 5,809 Minus Grade
3,955 3,859 Minus Grade
4,638
2016 2017 Year-to-Year comparisons
4,344 4,610 Plus Grade
4,255 4,374 Plus Grade
4,915 5,297 Plus Grade
5,317
5,397
5,207
5,402
5,332
4,754
5,397
5,278
5,005
2016 2017 Year-to-Year comparisons
106.0 103.1 Minus Grade
103.2 100.6 Minus Grade
107.1 101.4 Minus Grade
107.5 103.5 Minus Grade
107.1 103.7 Minus Grade
114.5 112.8 Minus Grade
115.4 110.8 Minus Grade
121.7 119.5 Minus Grade
117.0 111.1 Minus Grade
106.9 108.0 Minus Grade
108.7 103.9 Minus Grade
106.2
2016 2017 Year-to-Year comparisons
41.6 42.1 Plus Grade
41.5 41.0 Minus Grade
42.0 40.8 Minus Grade
41.9 40.6 Minus Grade
42.9 41.8 Minus Grade
42.8 42.0 Minus Grade
43.1 41.6 Minus Grade
42.2 41.8 Minus Grade
42.9 41.7 Minus Grade
43.4 41.8 Minus Grade
43.0 41.9 Minus Grade
43.5
Total Up Down NC Net %
 7 3 4 0 -14%
 7 1 6 0 -71%
 7 3 4 0 -14%
 6 1 5 0 -67%
 6 2 4 0 -33%
 6 2 4 0 -33%
 6 3 3 0 0%
 6 4 2 0 +33%
 6 3 3 0 0%
 6 2 4 0 -33%
 5 2 3 0 -20%
   %
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