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  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: December 18, 2014

Preliminary nonfarm employment estimates indicate 4,600 (0.27%) jobs were added to Connecticut payrolls in November 2014 (seasonally adjusted).  Five of the ten major industry supersectors added jobs last month.  This is the third monthly nonfarm employment gain in a row since an August decline (-1,200) and is the ninth monthly job gain in 2014 (10th of last 12 months).  The yearly nonfarm job growth pace in the state now is calculated at 25,700 (1.55%) since November 2013.  The state has added 23,600 jobs (about 2,145 per month) through the first eleven months of the year which is a solid improvement over the 2013 pace of 16,300 (about 1,482 per month) through November. 

Connecticut’s private sector added 4,700 positions (0.3%) in November, which is the tenth consecutive monthly private employment gain in 2014 since the large weather-related job loss last January 2014 (-10,900).  Since November 2013, Connecticut has added 25,000 private sector jobs (1.8%, about a 2,273 monthly pace). 

The five major industry supersectors that gained jobs (establishment survey) in November were led by the professional, scientific, and technical services (2,800, 1.3%).  Especially strong job growth arose from the administrative and support services component (2,000, 2.3%) where temporary employment services are located.  The trade, transportation, and utilities (TTU) supersector (2,000, 0.6%) also showed robust job gains in November.  The retail trade (2,200, 1.2%) segment provided the bulk of the gains and has been strong for the last four months.  Holiday hiring appears to be above average at this point.  The financial activities supersector (700, 0.5%) grew in November as the finance and insurance (600, 0.5%) component and the real estate (100, 0.5%) sector both expanded.  Smaller gains of just one hundred jobs each were recorded from the other services (100, 0.2%) and leisure and hospitality (100, 0.1%) supersectors.  TTU remains the best growing supersector over the year (+8,200, +2.7%) driven by retail trade (+5,600, +3.0%).    

Employment losses in the five declining industry supersectors in November were fairly small - less than 500 - with the information supersector (-400, -1.3%) posting the largest job decline.  The combined construction and mining (-300, -0.5%) supersector was also lower.  The manufacturing supersector (-200, -0.1%) was also just slightly down but still remains up over the year (700, 0.4%).  The government (-100, -0.04%) supersector and the education and health services supersector (-100, -0.03%) posted small job declines.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Nov 2014 Nov 2013 Change Rate % Nov 2014 Oct 2014 Change Rate % Sep 2014 Aug 2014 Jul 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,687,100 1,661,400 25,700 1.5% 1,687,100 1,682,500 4,600 0.3% 1,678,200 1,667,700 1,668,900
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,451,400 1,426,400 25,000 1.8% 1,451,400 1,446,700 4,700 0.3% 1,441,100 1,432,000 1,431,900
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 56,900 55,200 1,700 3.1% 56,900 57,200 -300 -0.5% 57,300 57,000 56,000
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 163,000 162,300 700 0.4% 163,000 163,200 -200 -0.1% 163,400 163,900 162,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 310,600 302,400 8,200 2.7% 310,600 308,600 2,000 0.6% 306,800 304,200 303,000
go to Information sector data table Information 31,100 31,500 -400 -1.3% 31,100 31,500 -400 -1.3% 31,600 31,400 31,500
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 130,200 132,100 -1,900 -1.4% 130,200 129,500 700 0.5% 129,900 130,700 130,600
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 210,600 205,600 5,000 2.4% 210,600 207,800 2,800 1.3% 206,800 205,100 207,100
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 331,000 325,900 5,100 1.6% 331,000 331,100 -100 -0.0% 328,700 325,000 326,300
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 154,700 149,400 5,300 3.5% 154,700 154,600 100 0.1% 153,500 150,900 151,400
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 62,700 61,400 1,300 2.1% 62,700 62,600 100 0.2% 62,500 63,200 62,700
go to Government sector data table Government 235,700 235,000 700 0.3% 235,700 235,800 -100 -0.0% 237,100 235,700 237,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 140,045,000 137,311,000 2,734,000 2.0% 140,045,000 139,724,000 321,000 0.2% 139,481,000 139,210,000 139,007,000
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