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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: September 20, 2018
Private Sector grew by 1,900 (0.1%) to 1,472,900 jobs over the month in August, and added 23,900 (1.6%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector continues to slip with a loss of 800 in August to a total of 226,700, with over-the-year losses at -5,100 or -2.2%. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Six of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in August, while four declined. The Educational and Health Services supersector led growing industries with 1,000 net new jobs (0.3%, 342,400 total jobs), while Leisure and Hospitality added 700 jobs, (0.4%, 161,300). Professional and Business Services (0.2%, 222,800) and Construction and Mining (0.8%, 62,600 jobs) were next, adding 500 new positions each. The Financial Activities supersector contributed 200 new jobs (0.2%, 127,300) while the Other Services supersector added 100 jobs (0.2%, 65,100) in August.

In addition to the Government supersector mentioned above, the Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector lost 900 jobs (-0.3%, 297,200) in August, while Manufacturing (-0.1%, 163,500) and Information (-0.3%, 30,700) both saw small losses of 100.

Connecticut has now recovered 88.5% (105,400 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "Great Recession" (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 102nd month and the state needs an additional 13,700 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector continues its expansion from the recession and is at 113.2% (126,400) of the 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
Aug 2018 Aug 2017 Change Rate % Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Change Rate % Jun 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,699,600 1,680,800 18,800 1.1% 1,699,600 1,698,500 1,100 0.1% 1,698,000 1,692,700 1,686,600
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,472,900 1,449,000 23,900 1.6% 1,472,900 1,471,000 1,900 0.1% 1,470,000 1,463,100 1,456,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 62,000 58,300 3,700 6.3% 62,000 61,500 500 0.8% 61,000 59,500 59,200
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 163,500 159,300 4,200 2.6% 163,500 163,600 -100 -0.1% 163,700 163,100 162,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 297,200 298,100 -900 -0.3% 297,200 298,100 -900 -0.3% 299,300 299,600 297,600
go to Information sector data table Information 30,700 31,200 -500 -1.6% 30,700 30,800 -100 -0.3% 30,900 30,700 30,600
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 127,300 127,800 -500 -0.4% 127,300 127,100 200 0.2% 127,400 127,500 127,600
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 222,800 217,900 4,900 2.2% 222,800 222,300 500 0.2% 222,700 221,200 220,500
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 342,400 333,800 8,600 2.6% 342,400 341,400 1,000 0.3% 340,800 339,200 338,800
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 161,300 156,900 4,400 2.8% 161,300 160,600 700 0.4% 158,300 156,100 154,500
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 65,100 65,100 0 0.0% 65,100 65,000 100 0.2% 65,300 65,600 64,400
go to Government sector data table Government 226,700 231,800 -5,100 -2.2% 226,700 227,500 -800 -0.4% 228,000 229,600 230,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 149,279,000 146,949,000 2,330,000 1.6% 149,279,000 149,078,000 201,000 0.1% 148,931,000 148,723,000 148,455,000
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