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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 14, 2017
Private Sector employment fell by 3,700 (-0.3%) to 1,454,500 jobs over the month in August, but remains up by 9,000 jobs (0.60%) over the year. The Government supersector also declined by 200 (-0.1%) to 232,700 jobs last month and it remains down over the year (-3,000, -1.3%). The Governmentsupersector, which includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casinos located on tribal land, is now tied with retail trade as the largest sources of job loss to date in 2017.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors lost employment in August 2017, while two increased and the Information supersector remained unchanged (total jobs 31,800). Manufacturing led growing supersectors with an increase of 1,200 jobs (0.8%, 157,600 total). Professional and Business Services also gained 800 jobs (0.4%, 217,200 total jobs).

Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-1,500, -0.5%, 298,400 jobs) led declining industries after a strong gain in July. Leisure and Hospitality (-1,000, -0.6%, 158,100) also showed a large decline in August. Financial Activities (-0.7%, 132,100) and Construction and Mining (-1.5%, 57,800) both shed 900 jobs, although the Financial Activities supersector continues to show strong growth over the year. Education and Health Services fell by 700 (-0.2%, 332,700) with all of the loss coming from education while Other Services dropped 600 jobs (-0.9%, 68,300).

Connecticut has now recovered 78.1% (93,000 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the Great Recession (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 90th month and the state needs an additional 26,100 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The Private Sector also slipped a bit in the recovery, regaining 96.7% (108,000) of the 111,700 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn. The Government supersector has lost a total of 22,400 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
Aug 2017 Aug 2016 Change Rate % Aug 2017 Jul 2017 Change Rate % Jun 2017 May 2017 Apr 2017
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,687,200 1,681,200 6,000 0.4% 1,687,200 1,691,100 -3,900 -0.2% 1,692,800 1,687,200 1,681,600
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,454,500 1,445,400 9,100 0.6% 1,454,500 1,458,200 -3,700 -0.3% 1,459,000 1,453,300 1,448,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,800 59,000 -1,200 -2.0% 57,800 58,700 -900 -1.5% 60,500 61,200 61,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 157,600 156,800 800 0.5% 157,600 156,400 1,200 0.8% 156,600 155,800 156,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 298,400 298,700 -300 -0.1% 298,400 299,900 -1,500 -0.5% 298,200 297,800 296,800
go to Information sector data table Information 31,800 32,700 -900 -2.8% 31,800 31,800 0 0.0% 31,900 31,300 31,500
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 132,100 129,700 2,400 1.9% 132,100 133,000 -900 -0.7% 132,800 132,300 131,800
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 217,200 218,600 -1,400 -0.6% 217,200 216,400 800 0.4% 216,300 216,800 215,500
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 332,700 329,900 2,800 0.8% 332,700 333,400 -700 -0.2% 333,200 333,200 330,200
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 158,100 154,800 3,300 2.1% 158,100 159,100 -1,000 -0.6% 161,100 156,700 156,400
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 68,300 64,700 3,600 5.6% 68,300 68,900 -600 -0.9% 67,800 67,600 67,200
go to Government sector data table Government 232,700 235,700 -3,000 -1.3% 232,700 232,900 -200 -0.1% 233,800 233,900 233,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 146,730,000 144,633,000 2,097,000 1.4% 146,730,000 146,574,000 156,000 0.1% 146,385,000 146,175,000 145,997,000
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