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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 18, 2014

August 2014 initial nonfarm employment estimates decreased 3,600 (-0.2%) positions to 1,665,300 jobs (seasonally adjusted).This is the first total nonfarm employment decline in seven months after six straight monthly nonfarm job gains coming out of the January 2014 deep freeze.The stateís nonfarm employment has increased 5,600 positions (0.3%) since August 2013.There were downward revisions to the July preliminary estimates of -1,400 positions as well, but this still resulted in a 1,000 monthly jobs increase for the state.

The private sector, in contrast, added 400 positions (0.03%) in August, for the seventh month in a row.Since August 2013 the state has added 13,000 private sector jobs (0.9%).The government supersector (-4,000, -1.7%) influenced mainly by local government job losses (-4,000, -2.6%), accounted for the entirety of the overall monthly nonfarm job loss this month. Over the year, the government supersector is much lower in employment (-7,400, -3.1%). As a result, the private sector and public government sector job growth divergence in Connecticutís job recovery persists.

Five major industry supersectors posted job gains while five supersectors experienced job losses in August. The five job gainers in August were led by the manufacturing supersector (1,400, 0.9%), with the sub-component durable manufacturing (1,300, 1.0%) providing the bulk of the increase.The nondurable manufacturing (100, 0.3%) portion contributed to gains, while the construction and mining (1,000, 1.8%) supersector also showed a solid increase for the third month in a row.The trade, transportation & utilities (800, 0.3%) supersector added jobs in August, with the retail trade (1,000, 0.6%) segment providing all of the increase during this back-to-school shopping month.The other services (800, 1.3%) supersector was also positive for the month.The financial activities (100, 0.1%) supersector was just slightly higher as finance and insurance was unchanged, but real estate (100, 0.5%) added a small gain.

The five declining supersectors were led lower again this month by government (-4,000, -1.7%).State (-200, -0.3%) and Federal (200, 1.2%) government segments had offsetting movement while local government, which includes Indian casinos, posted a large decline (-4,000, -2.6%).The professional and business services supersector
(-1,500, -0.7%) also was lower in August.Education and health services dropped as well (-1,100, -0.3%) with health services (-1,400, -0.5%) accounting for all of the monthly weakness.The leisure and hospitality (-1,000, -0.7%) supersector declined with restaurants revealing a pull back as summerís end neared.The information supersector
(-100, -0.3%) was down with slight declines in telecommunications.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Aug 2014 Aug 2013 Change Rate % Aug 2014 Jul 2014 Change Rate % Jun 2014 May 2014 Apr 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,665,300 1,659,700 5,600 0.3% 1,665,300 1,668,900 -3,600 -0.2% 1,667,900 1,665,700 1,659,700
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,432,300 1,419,300 13,000 0.9% 1,432,300 1,431,900 400 0.0% 1,431,400 1,430,500 1,425,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
Mining 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 500
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,000 54,000 3,000 5.6% 57,000 56,000 1,000 1.8% 55,700 55,400 56,400
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 164,100 163,500 600 0.4% 164,100 162,700 1,400 0.9% 162,500 162,700 161,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 303,800 299,400 4,400 1.5% 303,800 303,000 800 0.3% 303,800 303,100 301,300
go to Information sector data table Information 31,400 32,100 -700 -2.2% 31,400 31,500 -100 -0.3% 31,800 31,700 31,500
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 130,700 131,000 -300 -0.2% 130,700 130,600 100 0.1% 130,200 130,500 130,900
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 205,600 207,000 -1,400 -0.7% 205,600 207,100 -1,500 -0.7% 207,200 206,200 203,900
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 325,200 322,400 2,800 0.9% 325,200 326,300 -1,100 -0.3% 326,300 325,900 325,500
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 150,400 147,300 3,100 2.1% 150,400 151,400 -1,000 -0.7% 151,400 152,100 151,400
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 63,500 62,000 1,500 2.4% 63,500 62,700 800 1.3% 61,900 62,300 62,000
go to Government sector data table Government 233,000 240,400 -7,400 -3.1% 233,000 237,000 -4,000 -1.7% 236,500 235,200 234,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 139,118,000 136,636,000 2,482,000 1.8% 139,118,000 138,976,000 142,000 0.1% 138,795,000 138,492,000 138,246,000
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