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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: March 23, 2017
February 2017 preliminary seasonally-adjusted nonfarm job estimates show a decrease of 1,600 (-0.1%).

Private Sector employment declined by 1,500 (-0.1%, 1,448,800 jobs) in February, but remains up over the year by 6,600 jobs (0.5%). The Government remained relatively unchanged (-100, 0.00%, 233,600) last month and remains down over the year (-4,500, -1.9%). The government supersector, 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.

Three industry supersectors grew, while six declined and one remained unchanged in February. The Education and Health Services (3,100, 0.9%, 327,900 jobs) industry supersector added the most jobs last month while Construction and Mining was next with 1,200 jobs added (2.1%, 59,200). Professional and Business Services (900, 0.4%, 218,300 positions) also contributed to job growth.

Much of the job declines in February came from industries that can be weather affected and it should be noted that that the survey reference week occurred during a particularly cold and snowy period. Leisure and Hospitality led decliners (-3,200, -2.0%, 155,200) with equal impact from arts, entertainment & recreation and accommodations & food services. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector also lost jobs (-1,900, -0.6%, 300,500) with retail trade was the largest factor in the loss. Financial Activities dropped 900 jobs (-0.7%, 130,700) and the Manufacturing industry (-400, -0.3%, 155,700 jobs) was next. Information (-200, -0.6%, 31,300), Other Services (-100, -0.2%, 66,300) and Government (-100, 0.0%, 233,600) each had small losses in February.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Feb 2017 Feb 2016 Change Rate % Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Change Rate % Dec 2016 Nov 2016 Oct 2016
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,682,400 1,680,300 2,100 0.1% 1,682,400 1,684,000 -1,600 -0.1% 1,677,500 1,678,200 1,679,200
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,448,800 1,442,200 6,600 0.5% 1,448,800 1,450,300 -1,500 -0.1% 1,443,600 1,443,900 1,445,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 59,200 59,600 -400 -0.7% 59,200 58,000 1,200 2.1% 58,000 58,100 58,600
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 155,700 156,400 -700 -0.4% 155,700 156,100 -400 -0.3% 156,200 156,000 156,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 300,500 299,000 1,500 0.5% 300,500 302,400 -1,900 -0.6% 298,100 298,500 298,100
go to Information sector data table Information 31,300 32,600 -1,300 -4.0% 31,300 31,500 -200 -0.6% 31,900 32,100 32,200
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 130,700 129,900 800 0.6% 130,700 131,600 -900 -0.7% 130,200 130,200 130,400
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 218,300 218,300 0 0.0% 218,300 217,400 900 0.4% 216,400 215,800 216,600
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 331,000 328,300 2,700 0.8% 331,000 327,900 3,100 0.9% 331,300 331,200 330,700
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 155,200 153,100 2,100 1.4% 155,200 158,400 -3,200 -2.0% 155,300 155,300 155,300
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 66,300 64,400 1,900 3.0% 66,300 66,400 -100 -0.2% 65,600 66,100 66,200
go to Government sector data table Government 233,600 238,100 -4,500 -1.9% 233,600 233,700 -100 -0.0% 233,900 234,300 233,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 145,798,000 143,448,000 2,350,000 1.6% 145,798,000 145,563,000 235,000 0.2% 145,327,000 145,170,000 145,006,000
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