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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: March 21, 2019
Private Sector shrank by 500 (0.0%) to 1,456,900 jobs over the month in February, and remains up 4,400 (0.3%) seasonally adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector was up slightly in February (100, 0.0%) to a total of 237,000, and is now up 200 jobs (0.1%) over the year. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Five of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in February, while four declined. Professional and Business Services led gainers with an increase of 800 jobs (0.4%, 217,600 total jobs). The Manufacturing supersector was next, adding 600 (0.4%, 161,400). Information grew by 200 (0.6%, 33,100) while Government (0.0%, 237,000) and Other Services (0.2%, 64,500) each added 100 positions.

The Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector led declines dropping 1,000 jobs (-0.3%), followed by Educational and Health Services with a decline of 600 ( -0.2%). The Leisure and Hospitality supersector shed 400 positions (-0.2%), while Construction and Mining fell by 200 ( -0.3%).

Connecticut has now recovered 80.7% (97,100 jobs) of the 120,300 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "Great Recession" (3/08-1/10). The job recovery is into its 109th month and the state needs an additional 23,200 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector sector is at 99.6% (111,500) of the 112,000 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
Feb 2019 Feb 2018 Change Rate % Feb 2019 Jan 2019 Change Rate % Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,693,900 1,689,300 4,600 0.3% 1,693,900 1,694,300 -400 -0.0% 1,696,800 1,695,700 1,694,000
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,456,900 1,452,500 4,400 0.3% 1,456,900 1,457,400 -500 -0.0% 1,459,800 1,458,500 1,457,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 62,000 58,500 3,500 6.0% 62,000 62,100 -100 -0.2% 61,400 60,300 59,100
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 161,400 160,000 1,400 0.9% 161,400 160,800 600 0.4% 160,400 160,400 160,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 294,100 298,000 -3,900 -1.3% 294,100 295,100 -1,000 -0.3% 296,100 295,600 296,300
go to Information sector data table Information 33,100 32,000 1,100 3.4% 33,100 32,900 200 0.6% 32,700 32,500 32,000
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 126,500 126,400 100 0.1% 126,500 126,500 0 0.0% 127,000 126,700 126,500
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 217,600 220,800 -3,200 -1.4% 217,600 216,800 800 0.4% 219,500 221,200 221,300
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 336,200 334,100 2,100 0.6% 336,200 336,800 -600 -0.2% 336,900 336,100 336,500
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 161,000 157,100 3,900 2.5% 161,000 161,400 -400 -0.2% 160,500 159,700 159,200
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 64,500 65,000 -500 -0.8% 64,500 64,400 100 0.2% 64,800 65,500 65,200
go to Government sector data table Government 237,000 236,800 200 0.1% 237,000 236,900 100 0.0% 237,000 237,200 236,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 150,606,000 148,097,000 2,509,000 1.7% 150,606,000 150,586,000 20,000 0.0% 150,275,000 150,048,000 149,852,000
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