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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: September 16, 2021
Connecticut industry employment gains continued in August 2021, adding 3,300 (0.2%) positions to bring payroll employment to 1,605,300 (seasonally adjusted). Connecticut nonfarm jobs are now 55,800 (3.6%) positions above August 2020 levels. This is the eighth consecutive monthly gain in 2021. Connecticut has now recovered 68.9% (201,400) of the 292,400 positions lost in the March and April 2020 Covid lockdown. July 2021 job gains were revised higher by 1,700 to a 11,100 (0.7%) gain. Statewide job estimates originate from the monthly business survey overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program.

Private Sector employment rose 5,500 jobs (0.4%) to 1,379,700 in August 2021 -- up 51,500 jobs (3.9%) from August 2020. The Government supersector, however, decreased 2,200 jobs (-1.0%) in August to a level of 225,600 which is 4,300 (1.9%) positions higher than August 2020. The Government supersector includes all federal, state, and local employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on tribal reservation land.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors produced employment gains while two declined in August 2021. The Information supersector was unchanged in August 2021 at 27,600.

Eight increasing or unchanged industry supersectors last month included:

Two industry supersectors declined in August 2021:

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Aug 2021 Aug 2020 Change Rate % Aug 2021 Jul 2021 Change Rate % Jun 2021 May 2021 Apr 2021
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,605,300 1,549,500 55,800 3.6% 1,605,300 1,602,000 3,300 0.2% 1,590,900 1,589,400 1,581,300
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,379,700 1,328,300 51,400 3.9% 1,379,700 1,374,200 5,500 0.4% 1,366,100 1,367,300 1,358,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,200 56,600 600 1.1% 57,200 56,700 500 0.9% 55,400 57,400 58,200
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 152,800 151,500 1,300 0.9% 152,800 151,700 1,100 0.7% 151,300 152,300 151,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 287,700 278,700 9,000 3.2% 287,700 287,300 400 0.1% 285,400 286,300 286,300
go to Information sector data table Information 27,600 28,200 -600 -2.1% 27,600 27,600 0 0.0% 27,200 27,800 28,000
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 117,700 119,100 -1,400 -1.2% 117,700 117,100 600 0.5% 117,400 118,100 118,500
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 211,100 201,900 9,200 4.6% 211,100 209,500 1,600 0.8% 208,000 208,300 206,300
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 330,500 322,300 8,200 2.5% 330,500 331,700 -1,200 -0.4% 329,700 329,400 324,500
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 133,400 114,000 19,400 17.0% 133,400 131,600 1,800 1.4% 129,800 128,300 125,500
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 61,200 55,400 5,800 10.5% 61,200 60,500 700 1.2% 61,400 58,900 59,200
go to Government sector data table Government 225,600 221,300 4,300 1.9% 225,600 227,800 -2,200 -1.0% 224,800 221,900 222,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 147,190,000 141,149,000 6,041,000 4.3% 147,190,000 146,955,000 235,000 0.2% 145,902,000 144,940,000 144,326,000
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