State of Connecticut Home Follow Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterFollow Us on Flickr
Connecticut Department of Labor Home Connecticut Labor Market Information Home
Home About Publications FAQ Glossary Contact
Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Private Sector employment declined by 1,000 (-0.1%, 1,450,000 jobs) in April, but remains up over the year by 9,900 jobs (0.7%). The Government declined again (-500, -0.2%, 233,200) last month and remains down over the year (-4,400, -1.8%). The Government, which includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casinos located on tribal land, remains the largest contributor to job losses in 2017.

Just three of the ten major industry supersectors grew jobs in April 2017 while six declined, and Financial Activities (0,0, 131,200) was unchanged, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The Construction and Mining (2,800, 4.7%, 62,500 jobs) industry supersector led gainers last month. The Construction and Mining supersector now leads in percentage growth over the year (2,500, 4.2%) - tied with Other Services (2,700, 4.2%, 67,400 jobs). This was followed by the Leisure and Hospitality (2,000, 1.3%, 158,000 jobs) which continues to lead in numerical job growth over the year (+5,400, +3.5%). The Other Services (200, 0.3%, 67,400 positions) supersector was the only other to add jobs in April 2017.

The Professional and Business Services supersector (-3,000, -1.4%, 215,700 jobs) was the largest declining industry supersector of the six that lost jobs last month. The entire decline in this sector was attributed to the administrative and support services (-3,000, -3.4%, 85,200) subcomponent. The next largest decline came from the Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-1,400, -0.5%, 297,900 jobs) supersector. The private Education and Health Services (-700, -0.2%, 330,100 jobs) supersector was also lower in April. All of the loss here was from the educational services segment (-1,300, -2.0%, 63,000). Good Friday and possibly some spring vacations at schools during the April survey week may have had an effect here and in local government education. The Manufacturing (-600, -0.4%, 156,000 positions) industry supersector was also lower in job tallies last month. Smaller job losses of 500 in the Government supersector (-500, -0.2%, 233,200) and 300 in the Information (-300, -1.0%, 31,200 jobs) supersector rounded out the month. Government remains the largest job declining major industry supersector in the state (-4,400, -1.9%, OTY) numerically since April 2016, while the Information (-1,000, -3.1%, OTY) supersector leads in the worst percentage job losing industry supersector over the year.

Connecticut has now recovered 74.7% (89,000, about 1,035 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 86th month and the state needs an additional 30,100 jobs to reach an employment expansion. The state's Private Sector employment has recovered at a better pace, recouping 92.7% (103,500, or about 1,203 per month) of the 111,700 private sector jobs lost in that same employment recession. Only 8,200 jobs are needed to be added to have a fully recovered private sector. The Government supersector has lost a total of 21,900 positions since the recession started in March 2008. This includes an additional 14,500 jobs lost since the state's overall nonfarm employment recovery began in February 2010.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Apr 2017 Apr 2016 Change Rate % Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Change Rate % Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,683,200 1,677,700 5,500 0.3% 1,683,200 1,684,700 -1,500 -0.1% 1,684,100 1,684,000 1,677,500
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,450,000 1,440,000 10,000 0.7% 1,450,000 1,451,000 -1,000 -0.1% 1,450,500 1,450,300 1,443,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 61,900 59,400 2,500 4.2% 61,900 59,100 2,800 4.7% 59,300 58,000 58,000
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 156,000 156,200 -200 -0.1% 156,000 156,600 -600 -0.4% 155,700 156,100 156,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,900 298,700 -800 -0.3% 297,900 299,300 -1,400 -0.5% 300,600 302,400 298,100
go to Information sector data table Information 31,200 32,200 -1,000 -3.1% 31,200 31,500 -300 -1.0% 31,200 31,500 31,900
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 131,200 130,200 1,000 0.8% 131,200 131,200 0 0.0% 131,100 131,600 130,200
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 215,700 217,900 -2,200 -1.0% 215,700 218,700 -3,000 -1.4% 218,600 217,400 216,400
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 330,100 327,600 2,500 0.8% 330,100 330,800 -700 -0.2% 331,800 327,900 331,300
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 158,000 152,600 5,400 3.5% 158,000 156,000 2,000 1.3% 155,600 158,400 155,300
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 67,400 64,700 2,700 4.2% 67,400 67,200 200 0.3% 66,000 66,400 65,600
go to Government sector data table Government 233,200 237,600 -4,400 -1.9% 233,200 233,700 -500 -0.2% 233,600 233,700 233,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 146,063,000 143,826,000 2,237,000 1.6% 146,063,000 145,852,000 211,000 0.1% 145,773,000 145,541,000 145,325,000
Go Connecticut LMI Home State of Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6275
LMI Home | CTDOL Home | CT.gov | Feedback | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more)
Go to the State of Connecticut website