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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: July 17, 2014
June initial nonfarm employment estimates increased 1,700 (0.1%) positions to 1,667,400 – another new Connecticut employment recovery high (seasonally adjusted). This is the fifth monthly nonfarm job gain in a row since the January 2014 deep freeze. The state’s overall nonfarm employment has increased 5,300 positions (0.3%) since June 2013. The three-month moving average of the state’s nonfarm employment has been on a rising trend since March indicating sustained growth

Private sector job growth increased just 500 positions (0.03%) in June but is responsible for all of the nonfarm job gains over the year (14,400, 1.0%). Government entities were also higher in June (1,200, 0.5%), but still showing losses - declining 9,100 jobs (-3.7%) over the year. Local government groupings look especially weak over the year (-6,900, -4.3%) this month, mostly driven by very late school closings in June 2013. Also the state is no longer seeing the usual summer uptick in tribal casino hiring, which is measured in local government, as occurred in years past.

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 1,667.4
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 1,658.0
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 1,667.4
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 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
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 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
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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