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Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
  State of Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment Last Updated: August 17, 2017
Private Sector employment grew by 300 (0.02%) to 1,459,300 jobs over the month in July, and by 14,700 jobs (1.0%) over the year. The Government continued its decline by 900 (-0.4%) to 232,900 jobs last month and it remains down over the year (-3,100, -1.3%). The Government, which includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casinos located on tribal land, remains the largest source of job losses in 2017.

Five of the ten major industry supersectors increased employment in July 2017, while five declined. Trade, Transportation & Utilities (2,200, 0.7%, 300,400 jobs) led gaining industries showing strength in both transportation & warehousing (1,100) and retail, (900). Other Services gained 1,000 jobs (1.5%, 68,800). Education and Health Services grew by 800 (0.2%, 334,000) with most new jobs appearing in health services, (600). Financial Activities contributed 500 jobs (0.4%, 133,300) in July while the Information grew by 100 (0.3%).

Leisure and Hospitality (-2,000, -1.2%, 159,100) showed the largest decline in July, potentially a seasonal adjustment to very large growth in June. The entire decline came from the accommodations & food services component (-2,800, 2.1%). Leisure and Hospitality continues to lead all supersectors in numeric job growth over the year (4,800, 3.1% OTY). The Construction and Mining sector shed 1,600 jobs (-2.6%, 59,500). The Government continued to lose jobs in July (-900, -0.4%, 232,900) and it remains the sector with the largest declines over the year, (-3,100, -1.3%). Professional and Business Services dropped 500 jobs in July (-0.2%, 215,800) while Manufacturing was off slightly (-200, -0.1%, 156,400).

Connecticut has now recovered 82.3% (98,000 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the Great Recession (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 89th month and the state needs an additional 21,100 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector has fared better, regaining 101.0% (112,800) of the 111,700 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn. The Government has lost a total of 22,200 positions since the recession began in March 2008.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Jul 2017 Jul 2016 Change Rate % Jul 2017 Jun 2017 Change Rate % Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,692,200 1,680,600 11,600 0.7% 1,692,200 1,692,800 -600 -0.0% 1,681,600 1,684,700 1,684,100
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,459,300 1,444,600 14,700 1.0% 1,459,300 1,459,000 300 0.0% 1,448,400 1,451,000 1,450,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 58,900 58,800 100 0.2% 58,900 60,500 -1,600 -2.6% 61,700 59,100 59,300
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 156,400 156,500 -100 -0.1% 156,400 156,600 -200 -0.1% 156,700 156,600 155,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 300,400 298,500 1,900 0.6% 300,400 298,200 2,200 0.7% 296,800 299,300 300,600
go to Information sector data table Information 32,000 32,300 -300 -0.9% 32,000 31,900 100 0.3% 31,500 31,500 31,200
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 133,300 129,700 3,600 2.8% 133,300 132,800 500 0.4% 131,800 131,200 131,100
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 215,800 218,500 -2,700 -1.2% 215,800 216,300 -500 -0.2% 215,500 218,700 218,600
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 334,000 330,500 3,500 1.1% 334,000 333,200 800 0.2% 330,200 330,800 331,800
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 159,100 154,300 4,800 3.1% 159,100 161,100 -2,000 -1.2% 156,400 156,000 155,600
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 68,800 64,900 3,900 6.0% 68,800 67,800 1,000 1.5% 67,200 67,200 66,000
go to Government sector data table Government 232,900 236,000 -3,100 -1.3% 232,900 233,800 -900 -0.4% 233,200 233,700 233,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 146,615,000 144,457,000 2,158,000 1.5% 146,615,000 146,406,000 209,000 0.1% 145,997,000 145,823,000 145,773,000
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