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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: April 20, 2017
Private Sector employment grew by 1,200 (0.1%, 1,451,700 jobs) in March, and is up over the year by 5,900 jobs (0.4%). The Government remained relatively unchanged (100, 0.0%, 233,700) last month and remains down over the year (-4,300, -1.8%). The government supersector, which includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casinos located on tribal land, remains the largest contributor to job losses in 2017.

Six of the ten major industry supersectors increased employment in March 2017 while four declined, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The Other Services (1,300, 2.0%, 67,300 positions) supersector led gainers last month and also led in percentage growth over the year (2,600, 4.0%). This was followed by the Leisure and Hospitality (1,100, 0.7%, 156,700 jobs) supersector which now leads in numerical growth over the year (3,400, 2.2%). The Manufacturing (800, 0.5%, 156,500 positions) industry supersector was higher in job counts as well, with both the durable goods industry (500, 0.4%, 122,500 jobs) and the nondurable components (300, 0.9%, 34,000 jobs) adding to job gains. The Information (400, 1.3%, 31,600 jobs) and the Financial Activities (400, 0.3%, 131,500) supersectors both added 400 jobs. The Government (100, 0.04%, 233,700) supersector was just slightly higher, although the state government portion was lower (-400, -0.6%, 65,600) again last month.

Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-1,500, -0.5%, 299,100 jobs) was lower again in March 2017, heading last month's four job declining industry supersectors. The private Education and Health Services (-700, -0.2%, 331,100 jobs) supersector was also lower in March, while smaller losses of 300 each came from Construction and Mining (-300, -0.5%, 59,600) and the Professional and Business Services supersector (-300, -0.1%, 218,300). The Government (federal-state-local) remains the largest declining major supersector in the state (-4,300, -1.8%) since March 2016, while the Construction and Mining (-1,800, -2.9%) supersector leads in percentage decline over the year. This may be due to exceptionally warm weather in March of 2016.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Mar 2017 Mar 2016 Change Rate % Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Change Rate % Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Nov 2016
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,685,400 1,683,800 1,600 0.1% 1,685,400 1,684,100 1,300 0.1% 1,684,000 1,677,500 1,678,200
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,451,700 1,445,700 6,000 0.4% 1,451,700 1,450,500 1,200 0.1% 1,450,300 1,443,600 1,443,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 59,000 60,800 -1,800 -3.0% 59,000 59,300 -300 -0.5% 58,000 58,000 58,100
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 156,500 156,300 200 0.1% 156,500 155,700 800 0.5% 156,100 156,200 156,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 299,100 299,300 -200 -0.1% 299,100 300,600 -1,500 -0.5% 302,400 298,100 298,500
go to Information sector data table Information 31,600 32,400 -800 -2.5% 31,600 31,200 400 1.3% 31,500 31,900 32,100
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 131,500 130,300 1,200 0.9% 131,500 131,100 400 0.3% 131,600 130,200 130,200
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 218,300 218,700 -400 -0.2% 218,300 218,600 -300 -0.1% 217,400 216,400 215,800
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 331,100 329,400 1,700 0.5% 331,100 331,800 -700 -0.2% 327,900 331,300 331,200
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 156,700 153,300 3,400 2.2% 156,700 155,600 1,100 0.7% 158,400 155,300 155,300
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 67,300 64,700 2,600 4.0% 67,300 66,000 1,300 2.0% 66,400 65,600 66,100
go to Government sector data table Government 233,700 238,000 -4,300 -1.8% 233,700 233,600 100 0.0% 233,700 233,900 234,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 4,500 143,673,000 -143,668,500 -100.0% 4,500 4,700 -200 -4.3% 145,563,000 145,327,000 145,170,000
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