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  2016 Business Sector Economic Scorecard - State of Connecticut Benchmarked March 2017 Select Year >>>
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. Seasonally Adjusted / Not Seasonally Adjusted
Month 2015 2016 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 264 154 Minus Grade
Feb 125 421 Plus Grade
Mar 492 576 Plus Grade
Apr 424 380 Minus Grade
May 776 368 Minus Grade
Jun 571 504 Minus Grade
Jul 696 285 Minus Grade
Aug 304 357 Plus Grade
Sep 512 631 Plus Grade
Oct 674 524 Minus Grade
Nov 533 245 Minus Grade
Dec 509 226 Minus Grade
2015 2016 Year-to-Year comparisons
2015 2016 Year-to-Year comparisons
1,289 1,110 Minus Grade
1,268 1,277 Plus Grade
1,376 1,390 Plus Grade
1,365 1,237 Minus Grade
1,370 1,188 Minus Grade
1,362 1,193 Minus Grade
1,184 1,035 Minus Grade
1,023 1,135 Plus Grade
1,121 1,136 Plus Grade
1,415 1,261 Minus Grade
1,262 1,063 Minus Grade
1,214 1,372 Plus Grade
2015 2016 Year-to-Year comparisons
962 1,050 Plus Grade
891 1,029 Plus Grade
1,119 1,078 Minus Grade
1,070 1,116 Plus Grade
1,153 1,111 Minus Grade
1,065 1,005 Minus Grade
1,185 1,231 Plus Grade
1,170 1,137 Minus Grade
1,040 1,072 Plus Grade
1,062 1,089 Plus Grade
1,045 1,023 Minus Grade
1,072 1,084 Plus Grade
2015 2016 Year-to-Year comparisons
610 3,060 Plus Grade
574 2,964 Plus Grade
856 3,989 Plus Grade
4,910 5,058 Plus Grade
1,572 5,309 Plus Grade
1,911 7,541 Plus Grade
9,923 9,338 Minus Grade
1,000 9,383 Minus Grade
5,757 5,126 Minus Grade
5,970 6,205 Plus Grade
4,094 3,955 Minus Grade
5,253 4,638 Minus Grade
2015 2016 Year-to-Year comparisons
4,257 4,344 Plus Grade
4,001 4,255 Plus Grade
5,194 4,915 Minus Grade
5,266 5,317 Plus Grade
5,428 5,397 Minus Grade
5,081 5,207 Plus Grade
5,342 5,402 Plus Grade
5,210 5,332 Plus Grade
4,571 4,754 Plus Grade
5,185 5,397 Plus Grade
4,997 5,278 Plus Grade
4,800 5,005 Plus Grade
2015 2016 Year-to-Year comparisons
105.3 99.5 Minus Grade
96.7 98.4 Minus Grade
116.5 104.2 Minus Grade
115.2 104.2 Minus Grade
117.4 109.6 Plus Grade
114.0 108.4 Minus Grade
111.4 99.6 Minus Grade
103.1 101.2 Minus Grade
105.1 99.0 Minus Grade
100.5 93.5 Minus Grade
97.1 91.2 Minus Grade
99.6 91.8 Minus Grade
2015 2016 Year-to-Year comparisons
40.5 40.8 Plus Grade
40.2 40.5 Plus Grade
40.7 40.8 Plus Grade
40.2 40.8 Plus Grade
39.7 41.5 Plus Grade
39.6 41.3 Plus Grade
39.4 41.2 Plus Grade
40.5 40.9 Plus Grade
40.1 41.0 Plus Grade
40.7 41.2 Plus Grade
42.2 41.1 Minus Grade
42.4 40.9 Minus Grade
Total Up Down NC Net %
 7 5 2 0 +14%
 7 7 0 0 +71%
 7 5 2 0 +14%
 7 5 2 0 +14%
 7 3 4 0 -14%
 7 3 4 0 -14%
 7 3 4 0 -14%
 7 5 2 0 +14%
 7 6 1 0 +43%
 7 4 3 0 +14%
 7 3 4 0 -71%
 7 4 3 0 -14%
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