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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: January 19, 2017
December 2016 preliminary seasonally adjusted nonfarm job estimates show a decline of 1,700 (-0.1%) over the month. Four of the ten major industry supersectors saw job gains. Over the last twelve months, the state has lost 2,000 net positions (-0.1%) with four of the ten measured industry supersectors showing annual gains and five showing declines while the information supersector was unchanged.

Private Sector employment decreased by 1,600 (-0.1%, 1,441,500 jobs) in December and was down by 1,000 jobs (-0.1%) over the year. The Government supersector fell by 100 jobs (-0.04%, 236,500) last month and remains down over the year (-1,000, -0.4%). The government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and casinos located on tribal land.

The private Education and Health Services (800, 0.2%, 329,900 jobs) industry supersector added the most jobs last month. All of this gain was in health services (1,400, 0.5%, 265,900 jobs) as private education was lower (-600, -0.9%, 64,000 positions). This supersector led in annual growth (2,300, 0.7%). Manufacturing (300, 0.2%, 159,500 positions) was slightly higher last month. Manufacturing finished the year up 1,000 jobs over 2015 - a rarity since the 1980s. The Financial Activities (200, 0.2%, 132,300) and Leisure and Hospitality (100, 0.1%, 153,300 jobs) industry supersectors were also slightly higher.

The Professional and Business Services supersector (-1,700, -0.8%, 214,900) led declines both in December and over the year (-2,500, -1.2%) in magnitude, followed by Other Services (-500, -0.8%, 65,400 jobs). The Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-400, -0.1%, 297,300 jobs) industry supersector also lost jobs due to small losses in retail trade (-200, -0.1%, 180,600) and transportation & utilities weakness (-600, -1.1%, 51,900). The Information (-300, -1.2%, 33,200 jobs) supersector dropped 300 jobs and is now unchanged over the year. The Construction and Mining (-100, -0.2%, 56,000 jobs) and the Government (-100, -0.04%, 236,500) supersectors each lost a hundred positions.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Dec 2016 Dec 2015 Change Rate % Dec 2016 Nov 2016 Change Rate % Oct 2016 Sep 2016 Aug 2016
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,678,000 1,680,000 -2,000 -0.1% 1,678,000 1,679,700 -1,700 -0.1% 1,677,800 1,683,600 1,690,200
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,441,500 1,442,500 -1,000 -0.1% 1,441,500 1,443,100 -1,600 -0.1% 1,442,100 1,444,900 1,449,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 55,500 57,400 -1,900 -3.3% 55,500 55,500 0 0.0% 57,300 56,400 56,300
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 159,500 158,500 1,000 0.6% 159,500 159,200 300 0.2% 159,600 159,200 159,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,300 299,300 -2,000 -0.7% 297,300 297,700 -400 -0.1% 295,900 296,600 297,200
go to Information sector data table Information 32,900 32,900 0 0.0% 32,900 33,200 -300 -0.9% 32,800 33,200 33,600
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 132,300 130,300 2,000 1.5% 132,300 132,100 200 0.2% 132,500 131,900 132,700
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 214,900 217,400 -2,500 -1.1% 214,900 216,600 -1,700 -0.8% 216,800 219,300 218,500
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 329,900 327,600 2,300 0.7% 329,900 329,100 800 0.2% 327,700 329,200 329,100
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 153,300 153,900 -600 -0.4% 153,300 153,200 100 0.1% 152,800 153,600 155,500
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 65,400 64,600 800 1.2% 65,400 65,900 -500 -0.8% 66,100 64,900 65,900
go to Government sector data table Government 236,500 237,500 -1,000 -0.4% 236,500 236,600 -100 -0.0% 235,700 238,700 241,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 145,303,000 143,137,000 2,166,000 1.5% 145,303,000 145,147,000 156,000 0.1% 144,950,000 144,808,000 144,591,000
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