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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 26, 2015

Initial nonfarm employment estimates show Connecticut added 4,800 (0.28%) jobs in December 2014 (seasonally adjusted).  Six of the ten major industry supersectors added jobs last month.  This is the fourth monthly nonfarm employment gain in a row since an August decline (-1,200) and is the tenth monthly job gain in 2014. Year-to-date job gains in 2014 now total 26,700 (1.61%, 2,225 per month) compared to last year’s 18,400 (about 1,533 per month) before the upcoming annual benchmark revisions that are pending before the next belated release. (See Labor Notes at end of report.)

The state’s private sector gained 3,900 (0.27%) nonfarm jobs in December 2014 and is now higher by a healthy 25,700 positions (1.80%) since last December 2013.  The government supersector (900, 0.38% OTM) was also positive in December and is now adding some positions (1,000, 0.42%) over the year. 

The six major industry supersectors that increased jobs from the business survey in December were led by  leisure and hospitality (2,100, 1.4%).  Strong gains are coming from the accommodation and food services (1,500, 1.2%) portion of this supersector.  A surprisingly solid gain from the manufacturing supersector (1,200, 0.7%) was also apparent.  Durable goods manufacturers (1,300, 1.0%) were the major contributor.   Education and health services (1,200, 0.4%) posted a strong monthly gain driven by the health services (1,300, 0.5%) component.  The government (900, 0.4%) supersector also was a job gainer last month with federal, state, and local government entities all contributing.  The information supersector (400, 1.3%) and the other services (400, 0.6%) supersector added a similar number of jobs in December.

The job losses in the four declining supersectors in December were all below a thousand and were led lower by the combined construction and mining (-600, -1.0%) supersector.  The trade, transportation & utilities (TTU) (-500, -0.2%) supersector was also down in December 2014 with wholesale trade (-500, -0.8%) and transportation and utilities (-1,100, -2.0%) lower while the retail trade portion still added positions (1,100, 0.6%).  Smaller job losses came from the professional, scientific, and technical (-200, -0.1%) supersector and the financial activities supersector (-100, -0.1%).  The financial activities supersector (-2,400, -1.8%) is now the only industry supersector to have lost jobs over the year.  TTU remains the best growing supersector over the year (7,700, 2.6%) driven by retail trade (6,500, 3.5%).    

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Dec 2014 Dec 2013 Change Rate % Dec 2014 Nov 2014 Change Rate % Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Aug 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,690,200 1,663,500 26,700 1.6% 1,690,200 1,685,400 4,800 0.3% 1,682,500 1,678,200 1,667,700
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,453,600 1,427,900 25,700 1.8% 1,453,600 1,449,700 3,900 0.3% 1,446,700 1,441,100 1,432,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
Mining 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 600
go to Construction sector data table Construction 56,200 55,400 800 1.4% 56,200 56,800 -600 -1.1% 57,200 57,300 57,000
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 164,200 162,300 1,900 1.2% 164,200 163,000 1,200 0.7% 163,200 163,400 163,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 309,600 301,900 7,700 2.6% 309,600 310,100 -500 -0.2% 308,600 306,800 304,200
go to Information sector data table Information 31,500 31,300 200 0.6% 31,500 31,100 400 1.3% 31,500 31,600 31,400
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 129,900 132,300 -2,400 -1.8% 129,900 130,000 -100 -0.1% 129,500 129,900 130,700
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 210,300 205,500 4,800 2.3% 210,300 210,500 -200 -0.1% 207,800 206,800 205,100
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 331,900 326,300 5,600 1.7% 331,900 330,700 1,200 0.4% 331,100 328,700 325,000
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 157,000 150,600 6,400 4.2% 157,000 154,900 2,100 1.4% 154,600 153,500 150,900
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 62,400 61,700 700 1.1% 62,400 62,000 400 0.6% 62,600 62,500 63,200
go to Government sector data table Government 236,600 235,600 1,000 0.4% 236,600 235,700 900 0.4% 235,800 237,100 235,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 140,347,000 137,395,000 2,952,000 2.1% 140,347,000 140,095,000 252,000 0.2% 139,742,000 139,481,000 139,210,000
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