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Last Updated: October 13, 2017  
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The health of the business sector will affect, among other things, the ability of firms to hire workers and, particularly in regard to businesses selling their goods and services outside the State, the ability to increase the State’s income through exports. There are several indicators that provide a picture of the business sector's vital signs. The levels, changes from the previous period and year-to-year changes of Housing Permits give not only a reading of the State’s construction sector, but also of the financial sector, particularly in terms of mortgage-lending activity, and ultimately, consumer spending on durable goods and services related to the purchase of a new house. Air Cargo Tons (Discontinued Sept 2014) and the value of Connecticut Exports (collected quarterly before 2004) gauges the ability of Connecticut businesses to compete in the world market. The Connecticut Manufacturing Production Index (CMPI) and Average Manufacturing Weekly Hours (AMWH) provide a measure of the State’s manufacturing activity, while the strength of the entertainment and tourism sectors is reflected in the Gaming Slots Revenues, Major Attraction Visitors, and Air Passenger Count.
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Month 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y
Jan 849 601 629 718 651 545 529 517 101 165 133 154 263 533 264 154 317
Feb 706 633 454 532 547 674 372 260 209 188 114 410 253 180 125 421 175
Mar 561 762 600 933 886 960 538 467 208 277 267 249 607 249 492 576 398
Apr 779 1,061 856 1,000 907 781 779 381 339 346 234 249 364 336 424 380 253
May 841 957 916 875 1,107 952 808 529 237 256 228 358 488 433 776 368 402
Jun 793 782 1,143 1,253 1,192 943 742 767 421 247 418 792 398 1,317 571 504 360
Jul 910 927 928 1,116 983 807 846 445 473 296 276 402 456 327 696 285 430
Aug 1,055 811 850 1,078 1,055 718 682 333 235 239 250 611 902 419 304 357 489
Sep 598 773 893 1,113 1,151 802 553 440 227 398 441 456 328 463 512 631
Oct 820 924 1,121 907 841 812 582 481 363 293 187 592 544 433 674 524
Nov 706 771 766 1,485 1,147 627 638 578 252 300 270 369 290 250 533 245
Dec 636 605 829 899 1,010 640 396 171 269 215 253 569 331 305 509 226
The levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, of  Housing Permits #1 give not only a reading of the State’s construction sector, but also of the financial sector, particularly in terms of mortgage-lending activity, and ultimately, consumer spending on durable goods and services related to the purchase of a new house.
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Month 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y
Jan 10,423 11,704 11,490 11,825 11,817 10,228 12,875 13,327 11,028 9,969 9,981 11,316 12,296 10,637
Feb 9,723 10,930 10,361 11,533 12,016 12,554 12,230 12,337 9,906 9,518 9,562 10,720 10,557 9,232
Mar 13,303 12,125 11,269 13,324 13,887 14,821 14,208 12,750 10,918 11,043 11,803 12,277 7,102 10,223
Apr 11,202 11,685 11,371 12,754 13,154 13,224 12,507 12,919 11,221 10,941 11,001 11,368 11,242 10,695
May 12,222 12,339 11,637 12,912 12,713 13,430 13,736 12,496 10,036 10,174 10,273 12,203 11,678 10,535
Jun 10,944 11,727 11,245 12,716 14,239 14,202 13,936 12,329 9,879 10,893 11,319 11,865 10,791 9,964
Jul 10,420 11,784 11,613 12,807 12,892 12,360 12,457 10,464 10,377 10,879 10,888 10,949 10,711 10,454
Aug 16,323 12,712 12,655 12,491 13,395 14,457 14,229 12,319 9,840 11,240 12,157 12,593 11,558 10,317
Sep 10,751 13,367 12,167 13,486 13,943 14,061 13,172 11,750 5,601 11,522 12,258 11,484 11,055 10,544
Oct 12,765 13,179 13,657 14,067 14,042 14,006 14,549 12,749 10,950 11,484 11,808 12,087 12,170
Nov 12,122 11,735 11,447 12,777 13,714 13,693 13,696 10,593 9,813 10,694 11,830 12,470 10,563
Dec 12,944 9,786 13,382 14,158 14,035 13,846 13,669 12,343 12,549 12,153 13,284 12,214 12,149
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Month 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y
Jan $8,597,534 $1,042,757 $1,178,085 $1,157,568 $1,203,596 $1,185,630 $1,147,654 $1,490,929 $1,313,845 $1,289,458 $1,110,526 $9,807,540
Feb $9,028,982 $1,008,713 $1,139,336 $1,186,964 $1,135,578 $1,312,449 $1,227,026 $1,168,515 $1,181,014 $1,268,841 $1,277,075 $9,657,702
Mar $9,986,174 $1,172,769 $1,281,489 $1,195,883 $1,368,359 $1,607,168 $1,612,374 $1,542,161 $1,624,193 $1,376,466 $1,390,899 $1,437,674
Apr $1,070,082 $1,043,649 $1,263,475 $1,062,686 $1,410,746 $1,371,158 $1,304,112 $1,602,750 $1,231,394 $1,365,845 $1,237,634 $1,144,782
May $9,787,404 $1,244,967 $1,248,721 $1,018,000 $1,393,681 $1,616,730 $1,416,115 $1,283,101 $1,361,997 $1,370,991 $1,188,615 $1,057,325
Jun $1,175,117 $1,191,285 $1,391,407 $1,104,887 $1,341,170 $1,305,935 $1,526,071 $1,410,416 $1,375,179 $1,362,142 $1,193,149 $1,205,727
Jul $1,161,465 $1,112,158 $1,205,146 $9,758,955 $1,139,643 $1,143,132 $1,182,646 $1,265,979 $1,334,599 $1,184,234 $1,035,793 $1,293,344
Aug $9,290,419 $1,114,384 $1,345,414 $1,124,058 $1,360,727 $1,299,998 $1,339,040 $1,395,565 $1,246,922 $1,023,781 $1,135,727
Sep $1,004,943 $1,140,688 $1,371,347 $1,239,580 $1,378,470 $1,121,413 $1,189,946 $1,366,595 $1,321,661 $1,121,469 $1,136,486
Oct $1,056,658 $1,216,424 $1,316,230 $1,312,490 $1,390,737 $1,427,162 $1,193,078 $1,331,443 $1,356,849 $1,415,386 $1,261,552
Nov $1,012,623 $1,323,477 $1,331,759 $1,274,559 $1,438,534 $1,349,456 $1,283,603 $1,436,894 $1,267,394 $1,262,813 $1,063,145
Dec $1,088,380 $1,107,772 $1,240,645 $1,369,376 $1,471,703 $1,457,899 $1,443,910 $1,181,940 $1,326,139 $1,214,463 $1,372,635
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Month 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y
Jan 1,226 1,329 1,467 1,532 1,447 1,504 1,490 1,522 1,322 1,351 1,246 1,183 1,077 975 962 1,050 1,029
Feb 1,306 1,473 1,428 1,683 1,570 1,547 1,500 1,478 1,399 1,329 1,313 1,268 1,012 1,005 891 1,029 1,018
Mar 1,366 1,594 1,630 1,605 1,600 1,631 1,682 1,609 1,486 1,436 1,432 1,348 1,295 1,191 1,119 1,078 1,138
Apr 1,398 1,555 1,550 1,629 1,686 1,661 1,603 1,495 1,411 1,431 1,449 1,257 1,156 1,079 1,070 1,116 1,153
May 1,414 1,615 1,755 1,731 1,715 1,741 1,655 1,685 1,595 1,492 1,427 1,260 1,213 1,178 1,153 1,111 1,124
Jun 1,427 1,594 1,646 1,612 1,574 1,615 1,676 1,550 1,431 1,385 1,344 1,255 1,146 1,054 1,065 1,005 1,088
Jul 1,575 1,733 1,738 1,926 1,878 1,835 1,907 1,744 1,561 1,667 1,565 1,327 1,245 1,178 1,185 1,231 1,239
Aug 1,577 1,800 1,866 1,838 1,767 1,750 1,781 1,814 1,591 1,577 1,356 1,279 1,287 1,239 1,170 1,137 1,160
Sep 1,478 1,604 1,580 1,744 1,686 1,688 1,668 1,509 1,389 1,414 1,337 1,217 1,129 1,015 1,040 1,072
Oct 1,467 1,538 1,643 1,695 1,674 1,693 1,549 1,481 1,403 1,453 1,297 1,096 1,073 1,059 1,062 1,089
Nov 1,454 1,537 1,633 1,558 1,554 1,530 1,548 1,450 1,350 1,296 1,237 1,113 1,137 1,042 1,045 1,023
Dec 1,464 1,453 1,489 1,619 1,587 1,740 1,645 1,278 1,217 1,225 1,297 1,164 1,002 1,046 1,072 1,084
NOTE:  Indian Gaming Payments are amounts received by the State as a result of the slot compact with the two Federally recognized tribes in Connecticut, which calls for 25 percent of net slot receipts to be remitted to the State. Indian Gaming Slots are the total net revenues from slot machines only received by the two Federally recognized Indian tribes.
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Month 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y
Jan 65,702 74,686 76,308 56,058 71,142 64,508 67,259 56,629 57,334 49,384 52,080 62,595 50,802 61,097 306,024 259,900
Feb 136,830 87,695 117,099 93,204 100,378 92,357 93,284 110,636 75,756 93,431 99,641 70,455 58,430 57,484 296,427 288,489
Mar 120,156 100,234 89,314 80,885 83,799 82,229 88,748 86,105 71,776 79,372 83,511 98,932 86,653 85,635 398,919 293,702
Apr 168,939 154,964 147,721 147,755 147,750 154,426 159,140 162,417 141,784 145,566 185,332 149,923 144,913 491,064 505,857 497,908
May 188,387 170,697 168,153 162,499 135,739 152,194 148,832 146,794 150,712 154,360 153,049 154,954 147,907 157,260 530,928 515,424
Jun 223,639 204,326 191,208 188,962 177,165 179,844 168,127 167,181 156,236 167,917 172,346 170,395 172,147 191,149 754,129 712,337
Jul 307,271 287,778 289,624 267,030 260,417 262,110 255,230 277,005 237,699 253,335 261,303 249,720 245,479 992,329 933,888 891,424
Aug 350,577 335,475 304,962 287,321 285,729 287,596 297,476 294,136 274,293 251,735 280,383 267,587 274,679 1,000,491 938,348 960,125
Sep 126,125 107,820 117,780 106,371 110,698 121,863 98,099 104,967 106,329 104,736 109,933 99,466 98,104 575,730 514,535
Oct 128,800 120,915 122,643 121,948 121,082 119,581 112,261 96,989 107,950 105,905 101,421 98,137 106,659 597,045 620,583
Nov 114,768 114,887 101,321 112,550 79,952 106,321 103,013 90,889 74,818 80,501 83,363 84,873 90,422 409,488 395,599
Dec 80,158 88,982 91,897 97,574 112,170 93,426 84,548 81,722 85,701 115,540 108,843 99,328 124,554 525,343 463,851
NOTE:  The Connecticut Office of Tourism is now reporting attraction attendance through Witan Intelligence’s VISION Index. The VISION Index is now being produced through a panel of 23 attraction participants, which is a significant increase over the historical 6 major attractions we have been tracking since 1994. This expansion of our attraction participants provides a more diverse panel of leading tourism attractions which now represent an estimated 6.4 million visitors annually. For an overview of the VISION Index.

Also of note a reminder that Welcome Center Visitors has been down in large part due to the West Willington center being closed for renovations since early March of this year. The anticipated re-opening of this center is scheduled for mid-October 2015.

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Month 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y
Jan 437,681 448,894 459,911 531,070 514,561 497,763 458,241 397,503 367,870 355,896 391,051 385,256 421,045 425,729 434,494 461,082
Feb 481,933 463,551 505,006 548,270 529,043 454,942 470,316 407,121 360,947 396,078 399,011 369,386 402,634 400,119 425,504 437,459
Mar 571,467 536,787 566,875 628,688 622,156 547,827 538,115 472,095 449,186 504,173 471,126 446,686 502,497 519,494 491,548 529,745
Apr 582,593 541,108 577,414 646,963 607,804 544,842 579,662 488,096 464,448 491,558 466,374 459,629 520,000 526,638 531,730
May 579,405 543,437 578,084 661,934 644,792 595,161 567,824 487,393 462,599 505,815 480,016 483,655 525,374 542,888 539,737
Jun 571,293 530,714 567,307 629,806 589,365 559,607 527,739 464,122 452,997 482,501 467,278 457,994 500,602 508,122 520,798
Jul 602,498 576,797 609,473 674,287 638,605 602,714 556,050 482,084 490,117 513,450 480,974 472,996 539,213 534,247 540,200
Aug 627,753 581,107 618,638 669,914 628,281 610,436 558,909 471,732 502,349 505,475 481,682 480,501 538,442 521,000 533,282
Sep 462,377 435,691 485,705 559,680 506,646 494,486 450,145 389,727 418,041 435,985 413,022 416,222 451,802 457,175 475,482
Oct 569,203 559,920 608,495 633,654 564,928 577,047 501,984 448,611 486,168 490,842 461,507 478,347 500,429 518,592 539,783
Nov 503,856 515,415 579,094 606,638 540,933 530,591 439,155 408,296 464,203 446,079 451,706 467,254 480,586 499,786 527,857
Dec 535,156 528,386 581,046 590,468 519,928 503,544 458,839 400,572 462,062 429,921 421,065 504,049 493,177 480,018 500,528
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Month 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y
Jan 98.3 102.5 111.8 108.6 114.7 117.9 123.1 109.8 107.2 98.9 94.6 102.1 103.0 105.1 103.9 106.0 103.1
Feb 118.2 106.9 99.2 109.8 106.3 118.9 128.8 133.1 101.6 95.4 103.3 103.1 103.6 103.7 102.8 103.2 100.6
Mar 109.5 111.3 105.3 112.7 118.6 118.0 133.9 134.4 98.1 102.5 102.3 103.7 102.5 102.8 106.8 107.1 101.4
Apr 104.4 109.3 102.2 111.0 114.8 119.5 134.0 133.3 95.3 102.1 97.3 106.0 111.8 104.2 106.0 107.5 103.5
May 123.4 113.2 106.1 117.5 117.7 131.1 144.7 126.3 101.7 100.6 112.1 109.7 110.3 105.4 97.4 107.1 103.7
Jun 132.4 114.4 113.0 117.2 122.4 136.7 151.7 131.0 93.5 111.9 107.6 114.2 114.6 110.7 117.4 114.5 112.8
Jul 108.5 116.1 109.2 135.5 123.2 139.7 136.6 128.9 106.1 107.7 112.8 118.4 122.2 108.3 116.3 115.4 110.8
Aug 123.4 117.8 114.7 125.0 125.8 130.7 159.7 142.3 102.8 121.5 117.7 126.6 123.4 118.9 119.4 121.7 117.4
Sep 112.5 109.3 117.5 121.4 125.8 128.9 137.3 144.3 101.8 115.8 109.2 112.4 114.3 114.8 116.8 117.0
Oct 121.0 112.0 116.9 121.5 125.7 128.9 145.5 135.3 99.6 106.4 100.6 105.9 110.3 108.0 115.0 106.9
Nov 110.3 108.7 108.6 120.5 119.5 122.4 137.5 115.4 95.8 100.2 107.6 108.1 102.0 108.5 107.1 108.7
Dec 109.7 104.8 102.4 120.9 119.0 124.6 135.8 102.3 96.6 99.1 102.2 106.3 109.6 111.1 110.1 106.2
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Month 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y
Jan 42.1 41.8 41.6 41.8 42.0 42.5 42.1 42.5 41.9 41.4 39.4 40.1 40.5 42.0 40.5 41.6 42.1
Feb 41.6 41.3 41.1 41.5 41.8 42.3 42.4 42.3 41.4 41.0 41.0 40.5 40.0 40.3 40.2 41.5 41.0
Mar 42.0 41.5 41.3 41.7 41.9 42.0 42.4 42.7 41.2 41.6 41.1 40.5 40.7 41.4 40.7 42.0 40.8
Apr 40.9 41.6 41.3 41.5 42.3 41.6 42.4 42.5 39.5 41.4 40.7 40.5 40.9 40.0 40.2 41.9 40.6
May 41.6 41.4 41.2 42.1 42.2 42.0 42.2 42.6 40.3 41.4 40.7 40.6 40.6 40.4 39.7 42.9 41.8
Jun 41.7 42.1 41.1 42.0 42.5 42.2 42.2 42.6 40.6 41.1 41.1 40.8 41.1 41.4 39.6 42.8 42.0
Jul 41.5 41.0 40.6 41.4 42.1 42.4 42.3 42.3 40.6 41.2 40.1 40.4 40.8 40.6 39.4 43.1 41.1
Aug 41.5 41.4 40.8 41.3 41.8 41.9 42.1 42.4 40.5 41.1 40.4 40.0 41.9 40.0 40.5 42.2
Sep 42.1 42.0 41.9 41.5 42.0 42.4 42.6 42.7 40.8 41.2 40.2 39.9 41.5 40.6 40.1 42.9
Oct 42.3 41.8 41.8 42.1 42.1 42.1 42.4 42.2 40.8 40.8 40.6 40.1 41.0 40.4 40.7 43.4
Nov 41.9 41.9 42.3 42.4 42.4 41.9 42.5 41.9 41.3 41.1 40.7 40.8 42.0 41.4 42.2 43.0
Dec 40.9 41.9 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.7 42.6 41.7 41.3 41.4 40.7 41.1 42.0 40.9 42.4 43.5
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