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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: April 17, 2014
Initial nonfarm employment estimates for March reveal a strong 4,900 job gain (0.3%) which is helping Connecticut return to the moderate nonfarm employment growth trend that was apparent at the start of the year. Since March 2013, the state has added 9,400 jobs (0.6%) for a total nonfarm employment level of 1,658,900. Marchís monthly employment level has ascended through itsí three-month moving average, used to address short-term volatility, confirming that employment growth is returning after the extreme colder than normal winter weather.

The base private-sector (4,100, 0.3%) also strengthened in the state in March and has added more jobs over-the-year (13,500, 1.0%) than total nonfarm employment. Government supersectors (800, 0.3%) added employment this March as well but has remained a constraint on overall employment gains over-the-year (-4,100, -1.7%) and especially since the overall jobs recovery began. An additional 11,500 government supersector jobs have been lost since the recovery started in February 2010 (tribal casino employment on reservations is classified in local government and accounts for some of the weakness).

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 1,658.9
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 1,658.9
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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