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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: November 15, 2018
Private Sector grew by 1,200 (0.1%) to 1,474,100 jobs over the month in October, and added 25,700 (1.8%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector added 300 jobs in October to a total of 227,800, with over-the-year losses now at 3,400 or -1.5%. 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 October, while three declined and the Construction and Mining supersector remained unchanged (0.0%, 63,500 total jobs). Financial Activities led growing sectors with 900 net new jobs (0.7%, 129,700). Professional and Business Services added 700 jobs (0.3%, 223,000) while Manufacturing (0.2%, 164,700) and Government (0.1%, 227,800) each contributed 300 new jobs. Lastly, the Educational and Health Services (0.0%, 341,900) and Information (0.3%, 30,500) supersectors each grew by100.

Once again, the Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector led declines, shedding 400 jobs (-0.1%, 295,800). Other Services dropped 300 jobs (-0.5%, 65,500) in October while Leisure and Hospitality (-0.1%, 159,500) saw a small loss of 200.

Connecticut has now recovered 90.4% (107,700 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "Great Recession" (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 104th month and the state needs an additional 11,400 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector continues its expansion from the recession and is at 114.2% (127,600) 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
Oct 2018 Oct 2017 Change Rate % Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Change Rate % Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Jun 2018
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,701,900 1,679,600 22,300 1.3% 1,701,900 1,700,400 1,500 0.1% 1,701,800 1,698,500 1,698,000
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,474,100 1,448,400 25,700 1.8% 1,474,100 1,472,900 1,200 0.1% 1,474,700 1,471,000 1,470,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 62,900 59,000 3,900 6.6% 62,900 62,900 0 0.0% 62,400 61,500 61,000
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 164,700 160,400 4,300 2.7% 164,700 164,400 300 0.2% 164,000 163,600 163,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 295,800 297,400 -1,600 -0.5% 295,800 296,200 -400 -0.1% 297,100 298,100 299,300
go to Information sector data table Information 30,500 31,100 -600 -1.9% 30,500 30,400 100 0.3% 30,700 30,800 30,900
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 129,700 127,600 2,100 1.6% 129,700 128,800 900 0.7% 127,700 127,100 127,400
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 223,000 217,700 5,300 2.4% 223,000 222,300 700 0.3% 222,800 222,300 222,700
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 341,900 335,400 6,500 1.9% 341,900 341,800 100 0.0% 342,800 341,400 340,800
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 159,500 154,900 4,600 3.0% 159,500 159,700 -200 -0.1% 161,100 160,600 158,300
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 65,500 64,300 1,200 1.9% 65,500 65,800 -300 -0.5% 65,500 65,000 65,300
go to Government sector data table Government 227,800 231,200 -3,400 -1.5% 227,800 227,500 300 0.1% 227,100 227,500 228,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 149,750,000 147,234,000 2,516,000 1.7% 149,750,000 149,500,000 250,000 0.2% 149,382,000 149,096,000 148,931,000
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