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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: April 20, 2015

The private sector in March 2015 gained 3,700 (0.26%) positions, and now Connecticut private sector firms have boosted employment by a robust 26,100 (1.84%) jobs since March 2014. The government supersector also posted a slight increase in March (300, 0.13%) making up for its small February decline (-200,-0.08%, employment on Indian reservations including casinos is counted in local government).  Employment gains for government entities since March 2014 are just 1,000 (0.42%).

Eight of the ten major industry supersectors grew jobs in March while only two declined in sort of a bounce back from February’s frigid decline.  Job gaining supersectors were led by Trade, Transportation & Utilities (1,500, 0.5%).  The retail trade (1,300, 0.7%) and wholesale trade (200, 0.3%) components were both positive while transportation and utilities was unchanged.  The Leisure and Hospitality (1,000, 0.6%) supersector regained some of the lost positions from February’s (-1,700) decline with accommodation and food services (800, 0.6%) resuming solid increases. Professional and Business Services (900, 0.4%) also restored positions lost in February (-800) with employment services being the strongest estimated segment in this supersector.  Smaller job gains of 500 or less were experienced by the Other Services (500, 0.8%), Information (400, 1.3%), Manufacturing (400, 0.3%), Government (300, 0.1%), and Education and Health Services (200, 0.1%) industry supersectors.Education and Health Services (7,400, 2.3%) still remains the largest job growing industry supersector over the year in magnitude while Leisure and Hospitality (5,400, 3.6%) and Professional and Business Services (7,100, 3.4%) vie for fastest job growth in annualized percentage terms.

The combined Construction and Mining (-800, -1.4%) supersector led the two declining industries in March as moderate snow still covered the state during the survey week (the week that includes the 12th day each month). The Financial Activities supersector (-400, -0.3%) underwent the other major industry loss last month. Amongst Connecticut’s ten major industry supersectors, only the Manufacturing (-600, -0.4%) and Information (-100, -0.3%) industry supersectors are posting minor employment declines over the year.

The state’s monthly level of nonfarm employment, currently at 1,686,700 for March 2015 - seasonally adjusted, has technically exceeded the three-month moving average of nonfarm employment used to address month-to-month volatility, since February 2014.  This is the longest stretch for current monthly nonfarm employment outperforming the three-month moving average since the employment recovery began in February 2010.  Year-to-date Connecticut nonfarm job growth pace for the three months of the first quarter of 2015 (included record cold Feb.) is 8,600, seasonally adjusted, this compares to 6,600 in the first quarter of 2014 (polar vortex year), and 3,100 for the first quarter of 2013 (40-inch blizzard year).

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Mar 2015 Mar 2014 Change Rate % Mar 2015 Feb 2015 Change Rate % Jan 2015 Dec 2014 Nov 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,686,700 1,659,600 27,100 1.6% 1,686,700 1,682,700 4,000 0.2% 1,685,600 1,678,100 1,672,900
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,448,000 1,421,900 26,100 1.8% 1,448,000 1,444,300 3,700 0.3% 1,447,000 1,440,400 1,435,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
Mining 600 500 100 20.0% 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 600
go to Construction sector data table Construction 54,700 54,400 300 0.6% 54,700 55,500 -800 -1.4% 55,800 54,900 55,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 159,700 160,300 -600 -0.4% 159,700 159,300 400 0.3% 159,000 159,700 158,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 304,800 300,300 4,500 1.5% 304,800 303,300 1,500 0.5% 301,800 304,100 303,700
go to Information sector data table Information 32,000 32,100 -100 -0.3% 32,000 31,600 400 1.3% 31,400 31,400 31,200
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 129,400 128,500 900 0.7% 129,400 129,800 -400 -0.3% 129,900 128,300 128,400
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 217,000 209,900 7,100 3.4% 217,000 216,100 900 0.4% 216,900 214,700 213,800
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 329,800 322,400 7,400 2.3% 329,800 329,600 200 0.1% 331,500 328,700 327,600
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 156,100 150,700 5,400 3.6% 156,100 155,100 1,000 0.6% 156,800 155,000 153,100
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 63,900 62,800 1,100 1.8% 63,900 63,400 500 0.8% 63,300 63,000 62,900
go to Government sector data table Government 238,700 237,700 1,000 0.4% 238,700 238,400 300 0.1% 238,600 237,700 237,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 141,183,000 138,055,000 3,128,000 2.3% 141,183,000 141,057,000 126,000 0.1% 140,793,000 140,592,000 140,263,000
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