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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 19, 2016
August 2016 preliminary seasonally adjusted nonfarm job estimates show a small gain of 300 jobs over the month as four of the ten major industry supersectors added jobs. Since August 2015, the state has increased nonagricultural employment by 18,600 positions (1.1%) with nine of the ten supersectors showing gains.

Private Sector employment fell by 1,500 (-0.1%, 1,449,700 jobs) in August but grew by 16,200 jobs (1.1%) over the year. The Government supersector gained 1,800 jobs (0.8%, 241,100) last month and remains up over the year (2,400, 1.0%).

Education and Health Services (2,000, 0.6%, 329,900 positions) added the most jobs last month. As mentioned above, the Government supersector also had strong gains in August. The Leisure and Hospitality supersector continued to grow in August (1,100, 0.7%, 155,200 jobs). The smaller Information supersector also saw gains in August (300, 0.9%, 33,600 jobs).

On the down side, Construction and Mining saw losses for the third month in a row (-1,700, -2.9%, 56,500 jobs). Other Services shed 1,400 jobs (-2.1%, 66,200 jobs). The Professional and Business Services services supersector (-800, -0.4%, 218,200 jobs) declined after two months of growth. Financial Activities dropped 600 jobs (-0.4%, 132,800 jobs). The manufacturing supersector had a small loss (-300, -0.2%, 160,000 jobs). Manufacturing continues to show over-the-year growth, (600, 0.4%). Lastly, Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-100, 0.0%, 297,300 jobs) showed a small loss despite some growth in the retail segment.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Aug 2016 Aug 2015 Change Rate % Aug 2016 Jul 2016 Change Rate % Jun 2016 May 2016 Apr 2016
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,690,800 1,672,200 18,600 1.1% 1,690,800 1,690,500 300 0.0% 1,691,300 1,685,500 1,689,500
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,449,700 1,433,500 16,200 1.1% 1,449,700 1,451,200 -1,500 -0.1% 1,450,700 1,449,300 1,451,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 56,000 57,600 -1,600 -2.8% 56,000 57,600 -1,600 -2.8% 58,600 59,500 58,600
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 160,000 159,400 600 0.4% 160,000 160,300 -300 -0.2% 159,600 160,900 159,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,300 296,400 900 0.3% 297,300 297,400 -100 -0.0% 296,500 297,600 300,200
go to Information sector data table Information 33,600 32,500 1,100 3.4% 33,600 33,300 300 0.9% 34,000 33,600 34,600
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 132,800 130,000 2,800 2.2% 132,800 133,400 -600 -0.4% 133,900 132,500 131,800
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 218,200 216,300 1,900 0.9% 218,200 219,000 -800 -0.4% 218,200 218,700 219,100
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 329,900 325,900 4,000 1.2% 329,900 327,900 2,000 0.6% 329,300 328,500 329,900
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 155,200 150,600 4,600 3.1% 155,200 154,100 1,100 0.7% 152,900 152,200 152,400
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 66,200 64,300 1,900 3.0% 66,200 67,600 -1,400 -2.1% 67,100 65,300 64,900
go to Government sector data table Government 241,100 238,700 2,400 1.0% 241,100 239,300 1,800 0.8% 240,600 238,800 237,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 144,598,000 142,151,000 2,447,000 1.7% 144,598,000 144,447,000 151,000 0.1% 144,172,000 143,901,000 143,856,000
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