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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 26, 2015
Initial nonfarm employment estimates show Connecticut added 4,800 (0.28%) jobs in December 2014 (seasonally adjusted).  Six of the ten major industry supersectors added jobs last month.  This is the fourth monthly nonfarm employment gain in a row since an August decline (-1,200) and is the tenth monthly job gain in 2014. Year-to-date job gains in 2014 now total 26,700 (1.61%, 2,225 per month) compared to last year’s 18,400 (about 1,533 per month) before the upcoming annual benchmark revisions that are pending before the next belated release in March. /span> (See Labor Notes at end of report.)

The preliminary nonfarm jobs estimate from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’s (BLS) monthly business survey indicate Connecticut added 4,800 positions (0.28%) in December 2014 - seasonally adjusted.  Connecticut’s level of nonfarm employment has now increased 26,700 jobs (1.61%) since December 2013 to an estimated level of 1,690,200, another new employment recovery high.  The nonfarm employment increase for November (2,900, 0.17%), however, was revised lower by 1,700 jobs from the original release.    

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 1,682.5
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 1,685.4
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 1,690.2
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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 1,682.5
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 1,685.4
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 1,690.2
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 1,776.1
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 1,784.6
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 1,776.1
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 1,784.6
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