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

In September 2014, Connecticut preliminary nonfarm payroll employment increased by 11,500 (0.69%) to 1,679,200 (seasonally adjusted).  This is the largest monthly nonfarm employment gain since April 1994 (seasonally adjusted, 12,700 over-the-month).  This is also the seventh monthly nonfarm employment gain in 2014 and is a vigorous bounce back from August’s revised nonfarm decline of 1,200 (-0.07%).  September nonfarm job gains have now reached 26,100 (+1.58%) over the year.  Year to date, Connecticut has created 15,700 jobs (about 1,744 per month) on a seasonally adjusted cumulative basis – much stronger than last year’s pace of 8,000 through September 2013.

The private sector added 10,100 positions (0.7%) in September for the eighth consecutive monthly gain. This is the largest private sector gain since January 1993 (11,000 over-the-month).  Over-the-year, Connecticut has now added 24,500 private sector jobs (1.7%).  Only a few times other than the federal Census-taking in 2010 and the blizzard extended school year last June 2013 has the total government supersector (1,600, 0.7%) contributed to job growth in this recovery over the year.
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 1,679.2
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
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 1,679.2
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
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
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
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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