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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: November 20, 2014

Connecticut preliminary nonfarm employment extended monthly job gains by adding 3,600 (0.21%) jobs in October to 1,681,800 (seasonally adjusted). October nonfarm job gains now amount to 23,000 (+1.39%) over the year.  Connecticut has added 18,300 jobs (about 1,830 per month) through the first ten months of the year, better than the 2013 pace of 13,700 through October (about 1,370 per month) on a seasonally adjusted cumulative basis.  In 2012, Connecticut added 11,900 positions through October (1,190 per month), while the 2011 year-to-date October tally was 9,500 (about 950 per month).  During 2010, the year the recovery started (2/2010), job gains were 9,600 (960 jobs per month, Census year) through October. This is shaping up to be the best year of Connecticut’s employment recovery so far even with the large loss that started the year in January (-10,900).

The private sector added 4,900 positions (0.3%) in October for the ninth consecutive monthly gain.  Over-the-year, Connecticut has now added 22,100 private sector jobs (1.6%, 2,210 monthly pace).

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 1,692.2 1,674.9 1,656.8 1,641.9 1,655.8 1,673.5 1,691.4 1,711.5 1,663.8 1,594.5 1,618.1 1,637.2 1,649.2 1,652.6
Feb 1,685.4 1,673.3 1,649.0 1,641.6 1,658.6 1,674.3 1,692.1 1,711.8 1,656.6 1,593.9 1,620.7 1,639.9 1,643.1 1,654.0
Mar 1,682.2 1,672.8 1,646.7 1,644.3 1,657.3 1,674.0 1,690.7 1,713.0 1,646.7 1,594.9 1,620.1 1,643.0 1,649.5 1,658.0
Apr 1,680.0 1,673.0 1,643.7 1,646.8 1,664.2 1,680.7 1,693.0 1,710.3 1,627.9 1,600.8 1,627.4 1,636.9 1,653.3 1,659.7
May 1,683.3 1,670.5 1,643.2 1,649.0 1,661.0 1,678.6 1,697.0 1,708.1 1,629.7 1,611.6 1,623.6 1,636.5 1,653.0 1,665.7
Jun 1,682.3 1,668.5 1,641.1 1,648.4 1,663.3 1,680.0 1,701.8 1,706.5 1,624.8 1,610.2 1,622.3 1,639.5 1,662.1 1,667.9
Jul 1,683.3 1,662.5 1,641.8 1,649.3 1,663.4 1,682.0 1,700.9 1,697.8 1,614.8 1,612.6 1,628.5 1,639.1 1,661.1 1,668.9
Aug 1,679.4 1,661.8 1,640.4 1,653.4 1,662.5 1,685.9 1,701.1 1,696.1 1,612.6 1,614.1 1,626.8 1,640.9 1,659.7 1,667.7
Sep 1,679.3 1,660.1 1,639.8 1,653.6 1,665.4 1,682.1 1,699.8 1,693.1 1,613.5 1,612.6 1,628.9 1,641.8 1,653.1 1,678.2
Oct 1,679.0 1,656.1 1,644.8 1,655.1 1,663.9 1,684.5 1,703.1 1,686.7 1,609.2 1,616.0 1,626.4 1,643.1 1,658.8 1,681.8
Nov 1,676.9 1,655.2 1,644.9 1,656.5 1,665.2 1,685.6 1,704.3 1,680.7 1,608.5 1,616.1 1,628.3 1,645.6 1,661.4
Dec 1,675.1 1,652.9 1,640.7 1,656.1 1,667.5 1,690.8 1,705.2 1,672.6 1,606.4 1,616.9 1,631.2 1,645.1 1,663.5
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Nonfarm employment estimates are derived from a survey of businesses to measure jobs by industry. The estimates include all full- and parttime wage and salary employees who worked during or received pay for the pay period which includes the 12th of the month. Excluded from these estimates are proprietors, self-employed workers, private household employees and unpaid family workers. In some cases, due to space constraints, all industry estimates are not shown. Call (860) 263-6275 for a more comprehensive breakout of nonfarm employment estimates. These data are developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The employed are all persons who did any work as paid employees or in their own business during the survey week, or who have worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a family member. Persons temporarily absent from a job because of illness, bad weather, strike or for personal reasons are also counted as employed whether they were paid by their employer or were seeking other jobs.

The unemployed are all persons who did not work, but were available for work during the survey week (except for temporary illness) and made specific efforts to find a job in the prior four weeks. Persons waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not be looking for work to be classified as unemployed.

Month 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Jan 1,659.7 1,682.2 1,692.2 1,674.9 1,656.8 1,641.9 1,655.8 1,673.5 1,691.4 1,711.5 1,663.8 1,594.5 1,618.1 1,637.2 1,649.2 1,652.6
Feb 1,660.4 1,683.8 1,685.4 1,673.3 1,649.0 1,641.6 1,658.6 1,674.3 1,692.1 1,711.8 1,656.6 1,593.9 1,620.7 1,639.9 1,643.1 1,654.0
Mar 1,664.3 1,690.1 1,682.2 1,672.8 1,646.7 1,644.3 1,657.3 1,674.0 1,690.7 1,713.0 1,646.7 1,594.9 1,620.1 1,643.0 1,649.5 1,658.0
Apr 1,665.2 1,690.3 1,680.0 1,673.0 1,643.7 1,646.8 1,664.2 1,680.7 1,693.0 1,710.3 1,627.9 1,600.8 1,627.4 1,636.9 1,653.3 1,659.7
May 1,663.7 1,695.1 1,683.3 1,670.5 1,643.2 1,649.0 1,661.0 1,678.6 1,697.0 1,708.1 1,629.7 1,611.6 1,623.6 1,636.5 1,653.0 1,665.7
Jun 1,665.8 1,696.0 1,682.3 1,668.5 1,641.1 1,648.4 1,663.3 1,680.0 1,701.8 1,706.5 1,624.8 1,610.2 1,622.3 1,639.5 1,662.1 1,667.9
Jul 1,671.4 1,702.6 1,683.3 1,662.5 1,641.8 1,649.3 1,663.4 1,682.0 1,700.9 1,697.8 1,614.8 1,612.6 1,628.5 1,639.1 1,661.1 1,668.9
Aug 1,674.9 1,696.9 1,679.4 1,661.8 1,640.4 1,653.4 1,662.5 1,685.9 1,701.1 1,696.1 1,612.6 1,614.1 1,626.8 1,640.9 1,659.7 1,667.7
Sep 1,673.9 1,698.6 1,679.3 1,660.1 1,639.8 1,653.6 1,665.4 1,682.1 1,699.8 1,693.1 1,613.5 1,612.6 1,628.9 1,641.8 1,653.1 1,678.2
Oct 1,673.6 1,695.5 1,679.0 1,656.1 1,644.8 1,655.1 1,663.9 1,684.5 1,703.1 1,686.7 1,609.2 1,616.0 1,626.4 1,643.1 1,658.8 1,681.8
Nov 1,675.3 1,695.1 1,676.9 1,655.2 1,644.9 1,656.5 1,665.2 1,685.6 1,704.3 1,680.7 1,608.5 1,616.1 1,628.3 1,645.6 1,661.4
Dec 1,679.0 1,696.8 1,675.1 1,652.9 1,640.7 1,656.1 1,667.5 1,690.8 1,705.2 1,672.6 1,606.4 1,616.9 1,631.2 1,645.1 1,663.5
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Jan 1,420.9 1,487.1 1,549.8 1,575.6 1,618.8 1,660.0 1,674.8 1,643.9 1,585.9 1,533.2 1,534.8 1,528.4 1,559.1 1,560.1 1,593.4 1,628.6
Feb 1,420.6 1,497.0 1,552.0 1,579.0 1,616.7 1,667.0 1,678.9 1,638.9 1,573.7 1,528.5 1,535.4 1,523.4 1,561.3 1,568.7 1,594.4 1,633.3
Mar 1,425.3 1,501.6 1,554.2 1,580.6 1,623.5 1,670.6 1,675.0 1,637.7 1,571.4 1,527.2 1,530.5 1,527.6 1,564.3 1,570.0 1,599.5 1,637.4
Apr 1,431.8 1,505.5 1,554.6 1,591.6 1,636.0 1,662.6 1,669.0 1,628.6 1,568.4 1,524.6 1,525.3 1,540.3 1,558.3 1,575.7 1,602.7 1,632.6
May 1,436.3 1,511.4 1,556.0 1,594.1 1,638.0 1,661.9 1,668.1 1,629.1 1,562.0 1,525.3 1,528.6 1,542.6 1,557.7 1,581.2 1,604.4 1,638.9
Jun 1,440.9 1,520.1 1,558.1 1,593.8 1,643.7 1,663.7 1,668.8 1,628.6 1,561.0 1,523.7 1,525.8 1,545.3 1,557.0 1,584.3 1,605.9 1,641.7
Jul 1,452.8 1,527.1 1,554.5 1,603.4 1,641.5 1,667.7 1,664.6 1,620.3 1,550.0 1,527.5 1,525.9 1,548.9 1,559.9 1,580.6 1,605.1 1,646.4
Aug 1,445.2 1,529.0 1,559.5 1,604.8 1,639.8 1,670.1 1,665.6 1,615.2 1,546.2 1,526.5 1,526.6 1,550.0 1,563.0 1,587.7 1,606.0 1,647.1
Sep 1,465.2 1,536.4 1,562.0 1,610.1 1,636.5 1,666.5 1,661.4 1,612.4 1,544.9 1,523.9 1,530.1 1,552.6 1,564.2 1,586.6 1,615.4 1,646.8
Oct 1,466.7 1,538.8 1,565.5 1,606.3 1,651.7 1,672.4 1,655.3 1,601.3 1,543.9 1,523.8 1,535.1 1,556.8 1,563.5 1,596.6 1,617.7 1,650.6
Nov 1,470.6 1,542.0 1,566.9 1,620.1 1,652.4 1,673.0 1,653.7 1,595.1 1,541.2 1,523.4 1,535.4 1,556.2 1,567.9 1,600.8 1,620.6 1,655.8
Dec 1,478.6 1,547.8 1,564.8 1,620.3 1,657.4 1,672.3 1,652.3 1,589.6 1,539.0 1,522.7 1,536.8 1,555.0 1,568.5 1,600.2 1,625.0 1,657.9
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Month 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Jan 1,697.6 1,702.5 1,696.7 1,693.2 1,698.8 1,702.6 1,709.3 1,733.8 1,761.6 1,770.9 1,755.8 1,731.3 1,738.5 1,740.4 1,723.8 1,719.3
Feb 1,698.2 1,703.7 1,697.9 1,694.7 1,699.3 1,703.1 1,710.7 1,736.1 1,761.7 1,771.6 1,752.1 1,734.2 1,740.2 1,740.3 1,722.7 1,727.7
Mar 1,697.7 1,702.7 1,697.6 1,695.2 1,699.0 1,702.5 1,712.1 1,738.1 1,761.0 1,771.7 1,749.2 1,737.1 1,740.8 1,739.2 1,721.6 1,734.3
Apr 1,696.5 1,699.7 1,696.0 1,694.6 1,697.3 1,701.2 1,713.4 1,739.5 1,759.8 1,771.2 1,747.2 1,739.2 1,739.6 1,736.5 1,720.5 1,740.1
May 1,694.8 1,695.5 1,693.6 1,693.7 1,694.3 1,699.9 1,714.8 1,740.5 1,758.5 1,770.4 1,745.4 1,739.9 1,736.9 1,732.6 1,718.6 1,747.9
Jun 1,693.2 1,691.2 1,691.3 1,693.2 1,691.1 1,699.0 1,716.6 1,741.7 1,757.8 1,769.6 1,743.4 1,739.5 1,734.1 1,728.8 1,716.0 1,753.0
Jul 1,692.0 1,687.8 1,689.7 1,693.5 1,689.1 1,699.3 1,718.7 1,743.8 1,757.9 1,769.2 1,740.9 1,738.3 1,732.6 1,726.0 1,713.3 1,749.3
Aug 1,691.5 1,686.2 1,688.7 1,694.4 1,689.0 1,700.6 1,721.1 1,747.2 1,759.1 1,769.0 1,738.1 1,737.1 1,732.9 1,724.9 1,711.3 1,747.0
Sep 1,692.1 1,686.6 1,688.4 1,695.7 1,690.9 1,702.6 1,723.6 1,751.4 1,761.1 1,768.6 1,735.0 1,736.2 1,734.7 1,725.0 1,710.1 1,755.8
Oct 1,693.8 1,688.5 1,688.8 1,696.7 1,694.1 1,704.5 1,726.2 1,755.6 1,763.4 1,767.0 1,732.1 1,735.8 1,737.0 1,725.5 1,709.5 1,764.7
Nov 1,696.6 1,691.5 1,689.9 1,697.5 1,697.7 1,706.3 1,728.8 1,759.3 1,765.5 1,764.2 1,730.1 1,736.0 1,738.9 1,725.6 1,709.2
Dec 1,699.9 1,694.4 1,691.4 1,698.1 1,700.7 1,707.8 1,731.1 1,761.7 1,767.3 1,760.2 1,729.7 1,736.9 1,739.9 1,724.9 1,709.4
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Jan 1,517.0 1,564.8 1,607.9 1,640.6 1,670.1 1,693.3 1,704.1 1,718.0 1,713.2 1,693.4 1,675.4 1,670.1 1,666.2 1,651.2 1,667.4 1,682.8
Feb 1,517.2 1,569.0 1,611.4 1,642.5 1,672.1 1,693.5 1,705.5 1,720.2 1,711.8 1,692.1 1,674.9 1,669.3 1,664.4 1,651.8 1,668.9 1,684.0
Mar 1,519.7 1,575.0 1,614.7 1,645.7 1,675.2 1,694.3 1,707.4 1,722.4 1,711.5 1,692.3 1,675.4 1,668.5 1,662.3 1,653.4 1,670.9 1,684.7
Apr 1,524.9 1,582.2 1,617.9 1,650.1 1,679.1 1,695.7 1,709.7 1,724.3 1,712.0 1,693.3 1,676.6 1,667.6 1,660.2 1,655.6 1,673.0 1,685.0
May 1,532.2 1,589.3 1,621.1 1,655.2 1,683.3 1,697.9 1,712.2 1,725.8 1,712.7 1,694.3 1,678.0 1,666.9 1,658.3 1,658.0 1,674.5 1,684.9
Jun 1,540.6 1,595.4 1,624.4 1,660.5 1,687.3 1,700.3 1,714.4 1,726.7 1,713.0 1,694.3 1,678.7 1,666.7 1,657.0 1,660.3 1,675.3 1,684.7
Jul 1,548.6 1,599.3 1,627.8 1,664.8 1,690.3 1,702.3 1,716.0 1,726.9 1,712.3 1,693.1 1,678.5 1,667.0 1,656.3 1,662.4 1,675.7 1,684.7
Aug 1,555.0 1,601.2 1,631.1 1,667.8 1,692.2 1,703.4 1,716.6 1,726.4 1,710.3 1,690.6 1,677.2 1,667.6 1,655.9 1,664.4 1,676.2 1,685.5
Sep 1,559.1 1,601.6 1,634.1 1,669.1 1,693.2 1,703.5 1,716.3 1,724.8 1,707.3 1,687.0 1,675.4 1,668.1 1,655.2 1,665.8 1,677.2 1,687.5
Oct 1,561.1 1,601.6 1,636.5 1,669.3 1,693.4 1,703.1 1,715.8 1,722.1 1,703.4 1,683.3 1,673.6 1,668.3 1,654.1 1,666.3 1,678.5 1,690.3
Nov 1,561.9 1,602.4 1,638.2 1,668.9 1,693.4 1,702.9 1,715.8 1,718.8 1,699.4 1,679.8 1,672.0 1,668.2 1,652.7 1,666.4 1,679.9 1,693.4
Dec 1,562.7 1,604.7 1,639.3 1,669.0 1,693.4 1,703.2 1,716.5 1,715.7 1,695.8 1,677.0 1,670.9 1,667.6 1,651.6 1,666.6 1,681.3 1,696.0
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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 1,696.7 1,693.2 1,698.8 1,702.6 1,709.3 1,733.8 1,761.6 1,770.9 1,755.8 1,731.3 1,738.5 1,740.4 1,723.8 1,719.3
Feb 1,697.9 1,694.7 1,699.3 1,703.1 1,710.7 1,736.1 1,761.7 1,771.6 1,752.1 1,734.2 1,740.2 1,740.3 1,722.7 1,727.7
Mar 1,697.6 1,695.2 1,699.0 1,702.5 1,712.1 1,738.1 1,761.0 1,771.7 1,749.2 1,737.1 1,740.8 1,739.2 1,721.6 1,734.3
Apr 1,696.0 1,694.6 1,697.3 1,701.2 1,713.4 1,739.5 1,759.8 1,771.2 1,747.2 1,739.2 1,739.6 1,736.5 1,720.5 1,740.1
May 1,693.6 1,693.7 1,694.3 1,699.9 1,714.8 1,740.5 1,758.5 1,770.4 1,745.4 1,739.9 1,736.9 1,732.6 1,718.6 1,747.9
Jun 1,691.3 1,693.2 1,691.1 1,699.0 1,716.6 1,741.7 1,757.8 1,769.6 1,743.4 1,739.5 1,734.1 1,728.8 1,716.0 1,753.0
Jul 1,689.7 1,693.5 1,689.1 1,699.3 1,718.7 1,743.8 1,757.9 1,769.2 1,740.9 1,738.3 1,732.6 1,726.0 1,713.3 1,749.3
Aug 1,688.7 1,694.4 1,689.0 1,700.6 1,721.1 1,747.2 1,759.1 1,769.0 1,738.1 1,737.1 1,732.9 1,724.9 1,711.3 1,747.0
Sep 1,688.4 1,695.7 1,690.9 1,702.6 1,723.6 1,751.4 1,761.1 1,768.6 1,735.0 1,736.2 1,734.7 1,725.0 1,710.1 1,755.8
Oct 1,688.8 1,696.7 1,694.1 1,704.5 1,726.2 1,755.6 1,763.4 1,767.0 1,732.1 1,735.8 1,737.0 1,725.5 1,709.5 1,764.7
Nov 1,689.9 1,697.5 1,697.7 1,706.3 1,728.8 1,759.3 1,765.5 1,764.2 1,730.1 1,736.0 1,738.9 1,725.6 1,709.2
Dec 1,691.4 1,698.1 1,700.7 1,707.8 1,731.1 1,761.7 1,767.3 1,760.2 1,729.7 1,736.9 1,739.9 1,724.9 1,709.4
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