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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 17, 2019
Private Sector grew by 1,600 (0.1%) to 1,478,000 jobs over the month in December, and added 23,500 (1.6%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector lost 500 jobs in December to a total of 227,500, with over-the-year losses now at 3,600 or -1.6%. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Six of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in December, while four declined. Construction and Mining led growing sectors with 2,100 net new jobs (3.2%, 67,500). Educational and Health Services was next, adding 1,100 jobs (0.3 %, 343,100). The Leisure and Hospitality supersector contributed 500 new positions (0.3%, 160,500); while Trade, Transportation & Utilities (0.1%, 295,000) added 400 and Information grew by 200 jobs (0.6%, 31,300). Finally, Financial Activities added 100 jobs to the state’s total in December (0.1%, 130,400).

The Professional and Business Services supersector led declines in December, losing 1,800 jobs (-0.8%, 220,800). Other Services was next, losing 700 positions (-1.1%, 65,300). The above mentioned Government supersector dropped 500 jobs while Manufacturing (-0.2%, 164,100) saw a 300 job loss. Connecticut has now recovered 93.5% (111,300 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "Great Recession" (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 106th month and the state needs an additional 7,800 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector continues its expansion from the recession and is at 117.7% (131,500) of the private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Dec 2018 Dec 2017 Change Rate % Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Change Rate % Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,705,500 1,685,600 19,900 1.2% 1,705,500 1,704,400 1,100 0.1% 1,703,400 1,700,400 1,701,800
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,478,000 1,454,500 23,500 1.6% 1,478,000 1,476,400 1,600 0.1% 1,475,500 1,472,900 1,474,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 67,000 57,300 9,700 16.9% 67,000 64,900 2,100 3.2% 63,700 62,900 62,400
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 164,100 163,800 300 0.2% 164,100 164,400 -300 -0.2% 164,700 164,400 164,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 295,000 299,600 -4,600 -1.5% 295,000 294,600 400 0.1% 295,400 296,200 297,100
go to Information sector data table Information 31,300 30,700 600 2.0% 31,300 31,100 200 0.6% 30,800 30,400 30,700
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 130,400 127,800 2,600 2.0% 130,400 130,300 100 0.1% 129,900 128,800 127,700
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 220,800 219,300 1,500 0.7% 220,800 222,600 -1,800 -0.8% 223,300 222,300 222,800
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 343,100 336,100 7,000 2.1% 343,100 342,000 1,100 0.3% 342,100 341,800 342,800
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 160,500 154,600 5,900 3.8% 160,500 160,000 500 0.3% 159,400 159,700 161,100
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 65,300 64,800 500 0.8% 65,300 66,000 -700 -1.1% 65,600 65,800 65,500
go to Government sector data table Government 227,500 231,100 -3,600 -1.6% 227,500 228,000 -500 -0.2% 227,900 227,500 227,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 150,263,000 147,625,000 2,638,000 1.8% 150,263,000 149,951,000 312,000 0.2% 149,738,000 149,500,000 149,382,000
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