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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: October 21, 2021
Connecticut employment gains were estimated at 4,700 (0.3%) for September 2021 (seasonally adjusted). Connecticut nonfarm jobs are now 40,500 (2.6%) positions higher than the September 2020 job levels at 1,609,700. This is the ninth consecutive monthly gain in 2021. Connecticut has now recovered 70.4% (205,800) of the 292,400 positions lost in the March and April 2020 COVID lockdown period. August 2021 job gains were revised slightly lower by 300 to a 3,000 (0.2%) gain. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces these monthly statewide industry job estimates through the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program from a sample of businesses in the state.

Private Sector employment improved by 4,900 jobs (0.4%) to 1,385,300 in September 2021 - now up 41,000 jobs (3.1%) from September 2020. The Government supersector was just slightly lower by 200 jobs (-0.1%) in September to a level of 224,400. This is 500 (-0.2%) positions lower than September 2020. Year-ago federal government job levels were temporarily bolstered from the Census jobs at that time. The Government supersector includes all federal, state, and local employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on tribal reservation land.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors produced employment gains while three decreased in September 2021.

Seven increasing industry supersectors last month included:

Three industry supersectors declined in September 2021:

In the Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector, Wholesale Trade and Transportation & Warehousing added 1,900 and 1,300 jobs respectively. In Education & Health Services, Health Care & Social Assistance rose 900 with Educational Services up 200.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Sep 2021 Sep 2020 Change Rate % Sep 2021 Aug 2021 Change Rate % Jul 2021 Jun 2021 May 2021
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,609,700 1,569,200 40,500 2.6% 1,609,700 1,605,000 4,700 0.3% 1,602,000 1,590,900 1,589,400
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,386,200 1,344,400 41,800 3.1% 1,386,200 1,379,300 6,900 0.5% 1,374,200 1,366,100 1,367,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 59,300 57,200 2,100 3.7% 59,300 57,600 1,700 3.0% 56,700 55,400 57,400
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 153,000 152,000 1,000 0.7% 153,000 152,600 400 0.3% 151,700 151,300 152,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 291,000 282,800 8,200 2.9% 291,000 287,400 3,600 1.3% 287,300 285,400 286,300
go to Information sector data table Information 27,900 28,600 -700 -2.4% 27,900 27,600 300 1.1% 27,600 27,200 27,800
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 117,700 119,100 -1,400 -1.2% 117,700 117,800 -100 -0.1% 117,100 117,400 118,100
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 211,400 203,200 8,200 4.0% 211,400 210,300 1,100 0.5% 209,500 208,000 208,300
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 332,200 323,400 8,800 2.7% 332,200 331,100 1,100 0.3% 331,700 329,700 329,400
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 133,600 120,700 12,900 10.7% 133,600 133,400 200 0.1% 131,600 129,800 128,300
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 59,600 56,800 2,800 4.9% 59,600 61,000 -1,400 -2.3% 60,500 61,400 58,900
go to Government sector data table Government 224,400 224,900 -500 -0.2% 224,400 224,600 -200 -0.1% 227,800 224,800 221,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 147,533,000 141,865,000 5,668,000 4.0% 147,533,000 147,359,000 174,000 0.1% 146,993,000 145,902,000 144,940,000
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