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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: April 19, 2018
Private Sector employment fell by 1,900 (-0.1%) to 1,459,600 jobs over the month in March, but remains up by 12,200 (0.8%) seasonally adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector lost 100 positions in March to a total of 230,400, but over-the-year losses were at -4,400 or -1.9%. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Four of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in March, while five declined and the Financial Activities supersector was unchanged (0.0%, 128,900). Professional and Business Services led growing industries with 700 net new jobs (0.3%, 221,200 total jobs). The Construction and Mining (0.8, 60,000) and Educational and Health Services (0.1%, 339,000) supersectors were next with 500 new jobs each. Information saw an increase of 200 net new jobs (0.7%, 30,800).

On the down side, Trade, Transportation & Utilities dropped 1,500 jobs (-0.5%, 298,700) in March and Leisure and Hospitality saw a loss of 1,300 (-0.8%, 153,900). Both these sectors are sensitive to bad weather and the survey reference week included one of March's three nor'easters. Other Services dropped 800 jobs (-1.2%, 64,500 and Manufacturing saw a small decline of 200 (-0.1%, 162,600) all of which came from non-durable goods.

Connecticut has now recovered 80.4% (95,800 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "Great Recession" (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 97th month and the state needs an additional 23,300 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector has now recovered 101.3% (113,100) of the private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn and is now fully recovered.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Mar 2018 Mar 2017 Change Rate % Mar 2018 Feb 2018 Change Rate % Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Nov 2017
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,690,000 1,682,200 7,800 0.5% 1,690,000 1,692,000 -2,000 -0.1% 1,689,400 1,685,600 1,679,900
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,459,600 1,447,400 12,200 0.8% 1,459,600 1,461,500 -1,900 -0.1% 1,458,700 1,458,700 1,448,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 59,400 58,400 1,000 1.7% 59,400 58,900 500 0.8% 57,100 57,100 58,000
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 162,600 158,100 4,500 2.8% 162,600 162,800 -200 -0.1% 163,200 163,200 161,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 298,700 297,400 1,300 0.4% 298,700 300,200 -1,500 -0.5% 300,200 300,200 297,600
go to Information sector data table Information 30,800 31,900 -1,100 -3.4% 30,800 30,600 200 0.7% 30,700 30,700 31,100
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 128,900 128,100 800 0.6% 128,900 128,900 0 0.0% 128,000 128,000 128,000
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 221,200 218,800 2,400 1.1% 221,200 220,500 700 0.3% 221,100 221,100 216,900
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 339,000 333,500 5,500 1.6% 339,000 338,500 500 0.1% 337,600 337,600 335,800
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 153,900 155,800 -1,900 -1.2% 153,900 155,200 -1,300 -0.8% 154,700 154,700 153,500
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 64,500 64,800 -300 -0.5% 64,500 65,300 -800 -1.2% 65,500 65,500 65,300
go to Government sector data table Government 230,400 234,800 -4,400 -1.9% 230,400 230,500 -100 -0.0% 230,700 230,700 231,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 148,230,000 145,969,000 2,261,000 1.5% 148,230,000 148,127,000 103,000 0.1% 147,801,000 147,625,000 147,450,000
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