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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 25, 2021
Connecticut payroll employment declined by another 3,400 jobs in December 2020 (-0.2%) after a revised 3,400 decrease in November. This is the second monthly drop after six consecutive increases. Statewide employment is now 102,700 (-6.1%) positions lower than a year ago at 1,590,800 jobs. The preliminary estimated November 2020 job loss of 1,600 was revised lower by 1,800. Nonfarm industry job estimates are from the business establishment survey conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program.

Private Sector employment fell by 1,000 jobs (-0.1%) to 1,372,900 in December 2020 and is lower by 84,200 (-5.8%) jobs since December 2019 while the Government supersector dropped 2,400 jobs ( 1.1%) to a level of 217,900 and is now down by 18,500 jobs (-7.8%) over the year. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land. Goods producing sectors are stronger (3,000, manufacturing and construction/mining) again this month while service providing sectors ( 6,400, the rest) are still weaker - reflecting the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic. Unusual seasonal patterns may also be affecting the December numbers. For example, delivery services saw a smaller hiring increase than usual during December because they had increased staff earlier in the year as demand for delivery services was strong throughout most of 2020. This made December look relatively weaker.

Five of the ten major industry supersectors had employment gains in December.

Five industry supersectors had December 2020 declines.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Dec 2020 Dec 2019 Change Rate % Dec 2020 Nov 2020 Change Rate % Oct 2020 Sep 2020 Aug 2020
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,590,800 1,693,500 -102,700 -6.1% 1,590,800 1,594,200 -3,400 -0.2% 1,597,600 1,586,100 1,568,100
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,372,900 1,457,100 -84,200 -5.8% 1,372,900 1,373,900 -1,000 -0.1% 1,376,500 1,365,200 1,344,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,500 60,500 -3,000 -5.0% 57,500 56,400 1,100 2.0% 57,000 57,400 57,600
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 158,200 161,200 -3,000 -1.9% 158,200 156,300 1,900 1.2% 156,300 155,900 154,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 286,300 292,900 -6,600 -2.3% 286,300 287,500 -1,200 -0.4% 284,000 278,500 276,000
go to Information sector data table Information 30,400 31,600 -1,200 -3.8% 30,400 30,300 100 0.3% 30,100 29,600 29,000
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 120,300 124,200 -3,900 -3.1% 120,300 119,800 500 0.4% 120,300 119,500 120,100
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 214,200 223,100 -8,900 -4.0% 214,200 213,600 600 0.3% 214,400 213,700 208,000
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 322,800 342,600 -19,800 -5.8% 322,800 323,500 -700 -0.2% 324,500 325,200 321,200
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 125,200 155,900 -30,700 -19.7% 125,200 128,400 -3,200 -2.5% 131,900 128,500 121,000
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 57,500 64,600 -7,100 -11.0% 57,500 57,600 -100 -0.2% 57,500 56,300 57,000
go to Government sector data table Government 217,900 236,400 -18,500 -7.8% 217,900 220,300 -2,400 -1.1% 221,100 220,900 223,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 142,624,000 151,998,000 -9,374,000 -6.2% 142,624,000 142,764,000 -140,000 -0.1% 142,428,000 141,774,000 141,063,000
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