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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: July 21, 2016
Initial June 2016 seasonally adjusted nonfarm job estimates point a 7,900 (0.47%) monthly job gain, and seven of ten major industry supersectors added jobs. Since June 2015, the state has increased nonfarm employment by 17,900 positions (1.07%) with nine of ten major industry supersectors providing job gains and just the trade, transportation and utilities industry supersector unchanged over the year in employment.

Connecticut's year-to-date seasonally adjusted nonagricultural monthly employment gains are estimated to be 13,400 through June 2016. Job gains for the similar period in 2015 were 7,100. May 2016's revised nonfarm job loss (-4,000, -0.24%) was the first and only monthly nonfarm job loss this year. The employment weakness in May (-4,000) and the relative strength in June (+7,900) may indicate a shift or unusual seasonal transition to the summer build-up this year. Averaging the recent two months (+1,950 each) may give a better picture of the current trend.

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
Jan 1,692.3 1,675.0 1,656.9 1,641.9 1,655.9 1,673.6 1,691.8 1,712.2 1,663.6 1,596.3 1,618.0 1,634.1 1,644.7 1,653.2 1,671.1 1,681.2
Feb 1,685.6 1,673.4 1,649.0 1,641.6 1,658.5 1,674.6 1,692.4 1,712.2 1,656.8 1,594.2 1,621.5 1,638.8 1,643.1 1,652.1 1,669.6 1,685.3
Mar 1,682.1 1,672.7 1,646.8 1,644.3 1,657.4 1,674.2 1,690.9 1,713.3 1,646.9 1,595.5 1,620.6 1,641.4 1,647.7 1,655.4 1,670.6 1,686.3
Apr 1,680.1 1,673.3 1,644.0 1,647.0 1,664.4 1,680.9 1,693.3 1,710.4 1,629.0 1,602.5 1,630.6 1,633.2 1,649.8 1,660.0 1,669.7 1,689.5
May 1,683.2 1,670.6 1,643.4 1,649.2 1,661.2 1,678.8 1,696.7 1,707.3 1,629.7 1,612.0 1,622.9 1,633.1 1,649.1 1,660.3 1,674.2 1,685.5
Jun 1,682.4 1,668.6 1,640.9 1,648.4 1,663.4 1,680.1 1,702.0 1,705.7 1,624.5 1,607.3 1,620.5 1,634.6 1,653.8 1,660.9 1,675.5 1,693.4
Jul 1,683.3 1,662.8 1,641.9 1,650.1 1,663.5 1,682.1 1,701.0 1,698.0 1,614.5 1,612.2 1,626.6 1,635.4 1,655.9 1,662.0 1,672.8
Aug 1,679.5 1,661.9 1,640.5 1,653.9 1,663.1 1,686.3 1,701.1 1,695.9 1,612.7 1,613.3 1,624.1 1,635.1 1,653.5 1,663.5 1,672.2
Sep 1,679.2 1,659.8 1,639.8 1,653.9 1,665.7 1,682.5 1,699.7 1,693.1 1,613.5 1,612.0 1,627.3 1,638.5 1,650.0 1,663.8 1,672.2
Oct 1,678.9 1,656.0 1,644.4 1,655.0 1,663.9 1,684.5 1,703.3 1,686.5 1,609.1 1,616.2 1,624.2 1,641.1 1,650.5 1,666.0 1,673.2
Nov 1,676.9 1,655.3 1,644.7 1,656.4 1,665.1 1,685.7 1,704.7 1,680.8 1,608.7 1,616.0 1,625.9 1,642.7 1,653.1 1,668.0 1,678.5
Dec 1,675.3 1,653.0 1,640.8 1,656.1 1,667.3 1,690.7 1,705.3 1,672.9 1,606.9 1,617.8 1,630.4 1,644.5 1,648.9 1,668.4 1,680.0
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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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Jan 1,682.4 1,692.3 1,675.0 1,656.9 1,641.9 1,655.9 1,673.6 1,691.8 1,712.2 1,663.6 1,596.3 1,618.0 1,634.1 1,644.7 1,653.2 1,671.1 1,681.2
Feb 1,683.7 1,685.6 1,673.4 1,649.0 1,641.6 1,658.5 1,674.6 1,692.4 1,712.2 1,656.8 1,594.2 1,621.5 1,638.8 1,643.1 1,652.1 1,669.6 1,685.3
Mar 1,689.9 1,682.1 1,672.7 1,646.8 1,644.3 1,657.4 1,674.2 1,690.9 1,713.3 1,646.9 1,595.5 1,620.6 1,641.4 1,647.7 1,655.4 1,670.6 1,686.3
Apr 1,690.4 1,680.1 1,673.3 1,644.0 1,647.0 1,664.4 1,680.9 1,693.3 1,710.4 1,629.0 1,602.5 1,630.6 1,633.2 1,649.8 1,660.0 1,669.7 1,689.5
May 1,695.2 1,683.2 1,670.6 1,643.4 1,649.2 1,661.2 1,678.8 1,696.7 1,707.3 1,629.7 1,612.0 1,622.9 1,633.1 1,649.1 1,660.3 1,674.2 1,685.5
Jun 1,696.3 1,682.4 1,668.6 1,640.9 1,648.4 1,663.4 1,680.1 1,702.0 1,705.7 1,624.5 1,607.3 1,620.5 1,634.6 1,653.8 1,660.9 1,675.5 1,693.4
Jul 1,702.8 1,683.3 1,662.8 1,641.9 1,650.1 1,663.5 1,682.1 1,701.0 1,698.0 1,614.5 1,612.2 1,626.6 1,635.4 1,655.9 1,662.0 1,672.8
Aug 1,697.5 1,679.5 1,661.9 1,640.5 1,653.9 1,663.1 1,686.3 1,701.1 1,695.9 1,612.7 1,613.3 1,624.1 1,635.1 1,653.5 1,663.5 1,672.2
Sep 1,699.1 1,679.2 1,659.8 1,639.8 1,653.9 1,665.7 1,682.5 1,699.7 1,693.1 1,613.5 1,612.0 1,627.3 1,638.5 1,650.0 1,663.8 1,672.2
Oct 1,695.4 1,678.9 1,656.0 1,644.4 1,655.0 1,663.9 1,684.5 1,703.3 1,686.5 1,609.1 1,616.2 1,624.2 1,641.1 1,650.5 1,666.0 1,673.2
Nov 1,695.0 1,676.9 1,655.3 1,644.7 1,656.4 1,665.1 1,685.7 1,704.7 1,680.8 1,608.7 1,616.0 1,625.9 1,642.7 1,653.1 1,668.0 1,678.5
Dec 1,696.9 1,675.3 1,653.0 1,640.8 1,656.1 1,667.3 1,690.7 1,705.3 1,672.9 1,606.9 1,617.8 1,630.4 1,644.5 1,648.9 1,668.4 1,680.0
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Jan 1,420.9 1,487.1 1,549.8 1,575.6 1,618.8 1,660.0 1,674.8 1,643.8 1,585.8 1,533.5 1,535.0 1,528.2 1,559.1 1,560.1 1,593.6 1,628.6 1,659.7
Feb 1,420.6 1,497.0 1,552.0 1,579.0 1,616.7 1,667.0 1,678.9 1,639.0 1,573.7 1,528.4 1,535.3 1,523.4 1,561.5 1,568.9 1,594.6 1,633.1 1,660.3
Mar 1,425.3 1,501.6 1,554.2 1,580.6 1,623.5 1,670.6 1,675.0 1,637.8 1,571.5 1,527.4 1,530.7 1,527.8 1,564.4 1,570.1 1,599.7 1,637.3 1,664.2
Apr 1,431.8 1,505.5 1,554.6 1,591.6 1,636.0 1,662.6 1,669.0 1,628.8 1,568.5 1,524.8 1,525.3 1,540.4 1,558.3 1,575.8 1,602.7 1,632.6 1,665.2
May 1,436.3 1,511.4 1,556.0 1,594.1 1,638.0 1,661.9 1,668.1 1,629.5 1,562.2 1,525.6 1,528.9 1,542.9 1,557.9 1,581.3 1,604.4 1,639.2 1,663.9
Jun 1,440.9 1,520.1 1,558.1 1,593.8 1,643.7 1,663.7 1,668.8 1,628.9 1,561.1 1,523.8 1,525.9 1,545.6 1,557.2 1,584.3 1,605.9 1,642.0 1,666.0
Jul 1,452.8 1,527.1 1,554.5 1,603.4 1,641.5 1,667.7 1,664.6 1,620.4 1,550.0 1,527.6 1,526.2 1,548.9 1,560.1 1,580.7 1,605.2 1,646.6 1,671.7
Aug 1,445.2 1,529.0 1,559.5 1,604.8 1,639.8 1,670.1 1,665.6 1,615.4 1,546.2 1,526.8 1,526.7 1,550.1 1,563.1 1,587.7 1,605.8 1,647.2 1,675.0
Sep 1,465.2 1,536.4 1,562.0 1,610.1 1,636.5 1,666.5 1,661.4 1,612.3 1,545.0 1,523.9 1,530.2 1,552.8 1,564.3 1,586.7 1,615.4 1,646.7 1,674.0
Oct 1,466.7 1,538.8 1,565.5 1,606.3 1,651.7 1,672.4 1,655.3 1,601.4 1,544.0 1,524.0 1,535.2 1,556.8 1,563.5 1,596.7 1,617.8 1,650.9 1,673.9
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 1,541.1 1,523.5 1,535.4 1,556.3 1,567.8 1,600.8 1,620.6 1,656.1 1,675.6
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 1,539.2 1,522.9 1,536.8 1,555.2 1,568.4 1,600.1 1,624.9 1,658.1 1,679.2
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Month 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Jan 1,719.0 1,716.9 1,699.0 1,693.7 1,684.5 1,691.7 1,731.2 1,764.8 1,779.5 1,755.9 1,723.6 1,742.8 1,747.6 1,714.8 1,741.1 1,784.1 1,788.5
Feb 1,721.7 1,714.1 1,699.7 1,692.3 1,683.7 1,694.2 1,735.4 1,766.7 1,779.9 1,751.2 1,724.1 1,742.9 1,745.5 1,714.6 1,745.5 1,785.7 1,791.6
Mar 1,723.5 1,711.1 1,700.5 1,690.9 1,683.1 1,697.2 1,739.1 1,768.4 1,779.9 1,746.9 1,725.8 1,742.7 1,742.2 1,715.4 1,749.9 1,786.7 1,794.4
Apr 1,724.3 1,708.1 1,701.3 1,689.2 1,683.1 1,700.4 1,742.2 1,770.0 1,779.3 1,743.3 1,728.4 1,742.3 1,737.8 1,717.4 1,753.9 1,786.8 1,795.5
May 1,724.3 1,705.6 1,701.8 1,687.3 1,683.7 1,703.8 1,744.9 1,771.5 1,778.3 1,740.3 1,731.5 1,742.0 1,732.9 1,720.0 1,757.8 1,786.2 1,793.6
Jun 1,723.9 1,703.7 1,701.9 1,685.7 1,684.5 1,706.9 1,747.2 1,773.0 1,776.9 1,737.7 1,734.5 1,742.3 1,728.2 1,722.7 1,761.6 1,785.3 1,790.4
Jul 1,723.2 1,702.4 1,701.5 1,684.6 1,685.5 1,709.7 1,749.5 1,774.2 1,775.2 1,735.3 1,736.8 1,743.3 1,724.2 1,725.0 1,765.2 1,784.3
Aug 1,722.7 1,701.4 1,700.7 1,684.3 1,686.4 1,712.4 1,752.1 1,775.1 1,773.3 1,733.0 1,738.4 1,744.9 1,721.4 1,726.9 1,768.7 1,783.5
Sep 1,722.2 1,700.4 1,699.5 1,684.5 1,687.2 1,715.4 1,754.8 1,776.0 1,770.9 1,730.7 1,739.3 1,746.5 1,719.5 1,728.7 1,772.1 1,783.1
Oct 1,721.7 1,699.6 1,698.1 1,684.9 1,687.8 1,718.7 1,757.5 1,776.9 1,768.1 1,728.2 1,739.9 1,747.9 1,718.1 1,730.8 1,775.5 1,783.0
Nov 1,720.7 1,699.0 1,696.6 1,685.2 1,688.6 1,722.6 1,760.2 1,777.8 1,764.6 1,725.8 1,740.5 1,748.7 1,716.9 1,733.5 1,778.8 1,783.0
Dec 1,719.1 1,698.8 1,695.2 1,685.0 1,689.8 1,726.9 1,762.7 1,778.7 1,760.5 1,724.2 1,741.0 1,748.6 1,715.7 1,736.9 1,781.7 1,783.1
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Jan 1,496.1 1,557.0 1,614.1 1,653.3 1,684.6 1,695.7 1,700.3 1,719.4 1,731.0 1,700.3 1,677.7 1,668.0 1,649.4 1,634.7 1,656.2 1,670.4 1,696.5
Feb 1,497.0 1,563.5 1,617.9 1,656.2 1,685.9 1,695.3 1,701.6 1,722.5 1,730.3 1,697.0 1,677.6 1,665.1 1,646.9 1,636.2 1,657.9 1,671.3 1,697.7
Mar 1,499.5 1,570.3 1,620.4 1,659.3 1,687.6 1,695.0 1,702.8 1,725.5 1,729.2 1,694.3 1,677.8 1,662.5 1,643.6 1,638.1 1,660.2 1,672.9 1,698.6
Apr 1,503.7 1,576.9 1,621.9 1,662.7 1,689.6 1,694.8 1,703.8 1,728.0 1,727.2 1,692.3 1,678.2 1,660.0 1,639.8 1,640.2 1,663.0 1,675.1 1,699.5
May 1,509.4 1,582.7 1,622.9 1,666.3 1,691.6 1,694.9 1,704.7 1,730.2 1,724.6 1,690.7 1,678.7 1,658.0 1,636.1 1,642.4 1,665.8 1,677.6 1,700.7
Jun 1,516.2 1,587.6 1,624.4 1,669.8 1,693.4 1,695.2 1,705.6 1,731.7 1,721.5 1,689.2 1,679.0 1,656.3 1,633.4 1,644.5 1,668.1 1,680.2 1,702.1
Jul 1,523.3 1,591.5 1,627.0 1,673.2 1,694.6 1,695.7 1,706.6 1,732.6 1,718.4 1,687.4 1,679.0 1,654.8 1,632.0 1,646.7 1,669.6 1,682.7 1,703.7
Aug 1,529.9 1,594.6 1,631.1 1,676.3 1,695.2 1,696.2 1,707.9 1,733.1 1,715.3 1,685.1 1,678.5 1,653.5 1,631.8 1,649.0 1,670.4 1,685.2 1,705.4
Sep 1,535.7 1,597.5 1,636.2 1,678.9 1,695.5 1,696.6 1,709.5 1,733.0 1,712.5 1,682.8 1,677.5 1,652.5 1,632.2 1,651.0 1,670.6 1,687.7 1,707.4
Oct 1,540.9 1,600.8 1,641.5 1,681.0 1,695.7 1,697.1 1,711.4 1,732.5 1,709.8 1,680.8 1,675.8 1,651.8 1,632.8 1,652.7 1,670.5 1,690.2 1,709.8
Nov 1,545.9 1,604.8 1,646.3 1,682.4 1,695.9 1,697.8 1,713.7 1,732.0 1,706.9 1,679.2 1,673.4 1,651.4 1,633.2 1,653.9 1,670.2 1,692.6 1,712.6
Dec 1,551.1 1,609.5 1,650.1 1,683.5 1,695.9 1,698.9 1,716.4 1,731.5 1,703.7 1,678.1 1,670.8 1,650.8 1,633.7 1,655.0 1,670.1 1,694.8 1,715.8
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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
Jan 1,716.9 1,699.0 1,693.7 1,684.5 1,691.7 1,731.2 1,764.8 1,779.5 1,755.9 1,723.6 1,742.8 1,747.6 1,714.8 1,741.1 1,784.1 1,788.5
Feb 1,714.1 1,699.7 1,692.3 1,683.7 1,694.2 1,735.4 1,766.7 1,779.9 1,751.2 1,724.1 1,742.9 1,745.5 1,714.6 1,745.5 1,785.7 1,791.6
Mar 1,711.1 1,700.5 1,690.9 1,683.1 1,697.2 1,739.1 1,768.4 1,779.9 1,746.9 1,725.8 1,742.7 1,742.2 1,715.4 1,749.9 1,786.7 1,794.4
Apr 1,708.1 1,701.3 1,689.2 1,683.1 1,700.4 1,742.2 1,770.0 1,779.3 1,743.3 1,728.4 1,742.3 1,737.8 1,717.4 1,753.9 1,786.8 1,795.5
May 1,705.6 1,701.8 1,687.3 1,683.7 1,703.8 1,744.9 1,771.5 1,778.3 1,740.3 1,731.5 1,742.0 1,732.9 1,720.0 1,757.8 1,786.2 1,793.6
Jun 1,703.7 1,701.9 1,685.7 1,684.5 1,706.9 1,747.2 1,773.0 1,776.9 1,737.7 1,734.5 1,742.3 1,728.2 1,722.7 1,761.6 1,785.3 1,790.4
Jul 1,702.4 1,701.5 1,684.6 1,685.5 1,709.7 1,749.5 1,774.2 1,775.2 1,735.3 1,736.8 1,743.3 1,724.2 1,725.0 1,765.2 1,784.3
Aug 1,701.4 1,700.7 1,684.3 1,686.4 1,712.4 1,752.1 1,775.1 1,773.3 1,733.0 1,738.4 1,744.9 1,721.4 1,726.9 1,768.7 1,783.5
Sep 1,700.4 1,699.5 1,684.5 1,687.2 1,715.4 1,754.8 1,776.0 1,770.9 1,730.7 1,739.3 1,746.5 1,719.5 1,728.7 1,772.1 1,783.1
Oct 1,699.6 1,698.1 1,684.9 1,687.8 1,718.7 1,757.5 1,776.9 1,768.1 1,728.2 1,739.9 1,747.9 1,718.1 1,730.8 1,775.5 1,783.0
Nov 1,699.0 1,696.6 1,685.2 1,688.6 1,722.6 1,760.2 1,777.8 1,764.6 1,725.8 1,740.5 1,748.7 1,716.9 1,733.5 1,778.8 1,783.0
Dec 1,698.8 1,695.2 1,685.0 1,689.8 1,726.9 1,762.7 1,778.7 1,760.5 1,724.2 1,741.0 1,748.6 1,715.7 1,736.9 1,781.7 1,783.1
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