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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: July 20, 2017
Private Sector employment grew by 7,100 (0.5%) to 1,460,400 jobs in June, and remains up over the year by 19,700 jobs (1.4%). The Government supersector lost 100 jobs (-0.04%) to 233,800 jobs last month and it 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 source of job losses in 2017.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors increased employment in June 2017 while two declined, and the Trade, Transportation & Utilities (297,800 jobs) supersector was unchanged. Leisure and Hospitality (4,400, 2.8%%, 161,100 jobs) was the biggest job gaining supersector in June, potentially signifying a healthy start to the summer season. Most of the gain in this supersector came from the hotels and restaurants portion (3,800, 2.9%, 132,800). LLeisure and Hospitality now leads all ten supersectors in numeric job growth over the year (7,200, 4.7% OTY). The private Education and Health Services (1,200, 0.4%, 334,400 jobs) supersector was next in job growth in June with the educational services segment (600, 0.9%, 66,100) and the health services (600, 0.2%, 268,300) sub-components both contributing to the gain. All other industry supersectors showing growth in June had gains under a thousand each including: Financial Activities (800, 0.6%, 133,100), Information (600, 1.9%, 31,900 jobs), Other Services (600, 0.9%, 68,200 positions), Manufacturing (200, 0.1%, 156,000 positions), and Professional and Business Services (100, 0.05%, 216,900 jobs). The Other Services (3,500, 5.4% OTY) supersector now leads in percentage job growth since June 2016.

The Construction and Mining (-800,-1.3%, 61,000) industry supersector was the largest of the two declining industries last month but is still adding jobs since June 2016 (1,500, 2.5%). The Government supersector (-100, -0.04%) was slightly lower as well.

Connecticut has now recovered 84.0% (100,000, about 1,136 jobs per month) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the Great Recession (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 88th month and the state needs an additional 19,100 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. However, the state's Private Sector has entered the expansion phase, regaining 102.0% (113,900 or about 1,294 per month) of the 111,700 Private Sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn. The Government supersector has lost a total of 21,300 positions since the recession began in March 2008. This includes an additional 13,900 jobs lost since the state's nonfarm employment recovery began in February 2010 – slowing the overall Connecticut recovery.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Jun 2017 Jun 2016 Change Rate % Jun 2017 May 2017 Change Rate % Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,694,200 1,678,800 15,400 0.9% 1,694,200 1,687,200 7,000 0.4% 1,681,600 1,684,700 1,684,100
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,460,400 1,440,700 19,700 1.4% 1,460,400 1,453,300 7,100 0.5% 1,448,400 1,451,000 1,450,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 60,400 58,900 1,500 2.5% 60,400 61,200 -800 -1.3% 61,700 59,100 59,300
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 156,000 156,100 -100 -0.1% 156,000 155,800 200 0.1% 156,700 156,600 155,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,800 297,300 500 0.2% 297,800 297,800 0 0.0% 296,800 299,300 300,600
go to Information sector data table Information 31,900 32,400 -500 -1.5% 31,900 31,300 600 1.9% 31,500 31,500 31,200
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 133,100 129,800 3,300 2.5% 133,100 132,300 800 0.6% 131,800 131,200 131,100
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 216,900 218,200 -1,300 -0.6% 216,900 216,800 100 0.0% 215,500 218,700 218,600
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 334,400 328,800 5,600 1.7% 334,400 333,200 1,200 0.4% 330,200 330,800 331,800
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 161,100 153,900 7,200 4.7% 161,100 156,700 4,400 2.8% 156,400 156,000 155,600
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 68,200 64,700 3,500 5.4% 68,200 67,600 600 0.9% 67,200 67,200 66,000
go to Government sector data table Government 233,800 238,100 -4,300 -1.8% 233,800 233,900 -100 -0.0% 233,200 233,700 233,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 146,404,000 144,166,000 2,238,000 1.6% 146,404,000 146,182,000 222,000 0.2% 145,997,000 145,823,000 145,773,000
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