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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: May 16, 2019
Private Sector employment grew by 500 (0.03%) to 1,458,700 jobs over the month in April, and remains up 10,800 (0.7%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over April 2018. The Government supersector was down slightly in April (-200, -0.1%) to a total of 236,600, but is now up 800 jobs (0.3%) over the year. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Five of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in April, while four declined and the Information supersector remained unchanged. Professional and Business Services led gainers with an increase of 1,600 jobs (0.7%, 218,700 total jobs). The Trade, Transportation & Utilities (0.2%, 295,600) was next with a gain of 700 jobs despite continued losses in the retail component. The Educational and Health Services (0.2%, 338,200) supersector picked up 600 jobs while Leisure and Hospitality grew by 400 (0.2%, 160,700). Finally, the Other Services supersector added 100 positions (0.2%, 64,400).

Once again, the Construction and Mining supersector led declines, dropping 2,300 jobs (-3.7%, 60,500). The cold wet spring may be a factor, delaying the start of the traditional construction season. Manufacturing was next, losing 500 positions (-0.3%, 160,800). Lastly, Financial Activities saw a small decline of 100 jobs (-0.1%, 127,000).

Connecticut has now recovered 81.9% (98,500 jobs) of the 120,300 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "Great Recession" (3/08-1/10). The job recovery is into its 111th month and the state needs an additional 21,800 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector fully recovered at 101.2% (113,300) of the 112,000 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Apr 2019 Apr 2018 Change Rate % Apr 2019 Mar 2019 Change Rate % Feb 2019 Jan 2019 Dec 2018
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,695,300 1,683,700 11,600 0.7% 1,695,300 1,695,000 300 0.0% 1,694,700 1,694,300 1,696,800
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,458,700 1,447,900 10,800 0.7% 1,458,700 1,458,200 500 0.0% 1,457,600 1,457,400 1,459,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 60,000 58,100 1,900 3.3% 60,000 62,300 -2,300 -3.7% 61,600 62,100 61,400
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 160,800 160,100 700 0.4% 160,800 161,300 -500 -0.3% 161,500 160,800 160,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 295,600 294,900 700 0.2% 295,600 294,900 700 0.2% 294,100 295,100 296,100
go to Information sector data table Information 32,800 31,800 1,000 3.1% 32,800 32,800 0 0.0% 32,900 32,900 32,700
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 127,000 125,800 1,200 1.0% 127,000 127,100 -100 -0.1% 126,700 126,500 127,000
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 218,700 219,700 -1,000 -0.5% 218,700 217,100 1,600 0.7% 217,800 216,800 219,500
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 338,200 334,600 3,600 1.1% 338,200 337,600 600 0.2% 337,100 336,800 336,900
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 160,700 156,500 4,200 2.7% 160,700 160,300 400 0.2% 161,200 161,400 160,500
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 64,400 65,900 -1,500 -2.3% 64,400 64,300 100 0.2% 64,200 64,400 64,800
go to Government sector data table Government 236,600 235,800 800 0.3% 236,600 236,800 -200 -0.1% 237,100 236,900 237,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 151,095,000 148,475,000 2,620,000 1.8% 151,095,000 150,832,000 263,000 0.2% 150,643,000 150,587,000 150,275,000
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