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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 26, 2015
The private sector lost 300 (-0.02%) positions in April 2015, although Connecticut private sector firms have increased employment by 21,300 (1.49%) jobs over the year. A solid government supersector gain in April (1,500, 0.63%) offset the overall private sector job decline last month, setting up the total nonfarm increase.

Four of the ten major industry supersectors added jobs in April and just three declined. Financial Activities, Other Services, and Information came in unchanged. Government (1,500, 0.6%) led all industry supersectors in April, with local government (1,400, 0.9%) entities providing the majority of the increase. Manufacturing (1,400, 0.9%) also posted a good-sized monthly increase in April with the durable goods components (1,200, 1.0%) being the strongest performer. The combined Construction and Mining (1,300, 2.4%) supersector experienced healthy April gains as well in a potentially good sign for the home building sector. Education and Health Services (200, 0.1%) showed a small gain primarily driven by private educational services (400, 0.6%).

Professional and Business Services (-2,100, -1.0%) was the largest major industry supersector job decliner in April. The entire seasonally adjusted employment decline in this supersector came about from subdued spring hiring in administrative and support services (-2,200, -2.4%) which includes temporary help services. Perhaps affected by unusually cooler weather, the Leisure and Hospitality (-700, -0.5%) supersector was also lower in April. The arts, entertainment, and recreation (-500, -1.8%) segment and the accommodation and food services (-200, -0.2%) component were both down. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-400, -0.1%) supersector also posted a slight decline last month. Retail trade (-1,500, -0.8%) was a major contributor to the loss while wholesale trade (100, 0.2%) and transportation and utilities (1,000, 1.9%) did improve. Easter occurred in early April this year (the fifth compared to the twentieth last year) and as a result retail trade, restaurants, accommodations, and temporary hiring may have experienced some slightly different seasonal trend movements this year.

Year-to-date, Connecticut nonfarm jobs have grown by a seasonally adjusted 9,100. This compares to 11,000 in the first four months of 2014, 7,000 for the same timeframe in 2013, 5,000 for 2012, 10,500 for 2011, and -5,400 for 2010, the year the employment recovery started in the state.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Apr 2015 Apr 2014 Change Rate % Apr 2015 Mar 2015 Change Rate % Feb 2015 Jan 2015 Dec 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,687,200 1,664,000 23,200 1.4% 1,687,200 1,686,000 1,200 0.1% 1,682,700 1,685,600 1,678,100
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,447,100 1,425,800 21,300 1.5% 1,447,100 1,447,400 -300 -0.0% 1,444,300 1,447,000 1,440,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 56,100 55,500 600 1.1% 56,100 54,700 1,400 2.6% 55,500 55,800 55,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 161,100 160,200 900 0.6% 161,100 159,700 1,400 0.9% 159,300 159,000 158,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 304,500 301,300 3,200 1.1% 304,500 304,900 -400 -0.1% 303,300 301,800 303,700
go to Information sector data table Information 31,700 32,100 -400 -1.2% 31,700 31,700 0 0.0% 31,600 31,400 31,200
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 129,400 128,400 1,000 0.8% 129,400 129,400 0 0.0% 129,800 129,900 128,400
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 215,200 211,100 4,100 1.9% 215,200 217,300 -2,100 -1.0% 216,100 216,900 213,800
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 329,800 323,300 6,500 2.0% 329,800 329,600 200 0.1% 329,600 331,500 327,600
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 154,800 150,500 4,300 2.9% 154,800 155,500 -700 -0.5% 155,100 156,800 153,100
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 64,000 62,900 1,100 1.7% 64,000 64,000 0 0.0% 63,400 63,300 62,900
go to Government sector data table Government 240,100 238,200 1,900 0.8% 240,100 238,600 1,500 0.6% 238,400 238,600 237,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 141,367,000 138,385,000 2,982,000 2.2% 141,367,000 141,144,000 223,000 0.2% 141,057,000 140,793,000 140,263,000
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