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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: June 16, 2016
Connecticut April 2016 nonfarm job estimates show a 3,500 (0.21%) job gain, seasonally adjusted, as nine major industry supersectors added jobs while just one declined. Measured from April 2015, the state is now estimated to have increased nonfarm employment by 20,100 (1.20%). Annual growth also appears broad based. Year-to-date Connecticut nonfarm job gains for the first four months of 2016 are 9,800. The employment gains in the first four colder months of 2015 were only 1,300.

Employment in Connecticut's Private Sector, at 1,451,900, grew in April 2016 by 3,400 (0.23%) and added 20,800 jobs (1.45%, about 1,733 jobs per month) over the year.

Nine of the ten major industry supersectors increased employment this April 2016 while just one declined on a seasonally-adjusted basis. The largest job gaining supersector in April was the Construction and Mining (2,400, 4.2%, 60,000 jobs). This month's building sector strength, however, followed a weak March number (-1,000). The Professional and Business Services supersector (1,100, 0.5%, 218,600 jobs) also posted a solid job gain in April. The largest supersector, the Education and Health Services (800, 0.2%, 330,000 jobs) added 800 jobs and now leads annual growth (4,600, 1.4%) in sheer numbers. The Financial Activities (700, 0.5%, 131,800) and the Trade, Transportation & Utilities (700, 0.2%, 299,900 jobs) supersectors both added 700 jobs in April. The small Information industry supersector (300, 0.9%, 34,600 jobs) posted a solid monthly gain for its size and is the fastest growing industry supersector over the year in percentage terms (2,200, 6.8%). The Other Services (200, 0.3%, 64,900) and Manufacturing (200, 0.1%, 159,700) supersectors both added 200 jobs in April. Lastly, the Government supersector (100, 0.04%, 237,900 jobs) showed a small increase last month but is the only declining supersector over the year (-700,-0.3%).

The Leisure and Hospitality (-3,000, -1.9%, 152,400 jobs) industry supersector was the only supersector to see job losses in April 2016. This was a large decline, but it was preceded by seven consecutive monthly gains from September 2015 for this industry supersector that was also enhanced by a warmer winter. In addition, Easter was early this year (late March) and the April decline in accommodation and food service (-2,000, -1.6%) may have reflected this.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
May 2016 May 2015 Change Rate % May 2016 Apr 2016 Change Rate % Mar 2016 Feb 2016 Jan 2016
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,688,100 1,674,200 13,900 0.8% 1,688,100 1,689,500 -1,400 -0.1% 1,686,300 1,685,300 1,681,200
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,449,300 1,434,600 14,700 1.0% 1,449,300 1,451,700 -2,400 -0.2% 1,448,500 1,447,800 1,442,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 59,500 58,100 1,400 2.4% 59,500 58,600 900 1.5% 57,100 58,100 58,100
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 160,900 159,100 1,800 1.1% 160,900 159,700 1,200 0.8% 159,500 159,900 158,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,600 296,800 800 0.3% 297,600 300,200 -2,600 -0.9% 299,200 298,500 298,500
go to Information sector data table Information 33,600 32,400 1,200 3.7% 33,600 34,600 -1,000 -2.9% 34,300 33,600 33,100
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 132,500 130,200 2,300 1.8% 132,500 131,800 700 0.5% 131,100 130,900 131,500
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 218,700 216,400 2,300 1.1% 218,700 219,100 -400 -0.2% 217,500 216,600 216,900
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 328,500 325,700 2,800 0.9% 328,500 329,900 -1,400 -0.4% 329,200 329,100 325,100
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 152,200 151,200 1,000 0.7% 152,200 152,400 -200 -0.1% 155,400 155,000 154,900
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 65,300 64,100 1,200 1.9% 65,300 64,900 400 0.6% 64,700 65,600 65,400
go to Government sector data table Government 238,800 239,600 -800 -0.3% 238,800 237,800 1,000 0.4% 237,800 237,500 238,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 143,894,000 141,496,000 2,398,000 1.7% 143,894,000 143,856,000 38,000 0.0% 143,755,000 143,547,000 143,318,000
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