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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: October 20, 2014

In September 2014, Connecticut preliminary nonfarm payroll employment increased by 11,500 (0.69%) to 1,679,200 (seasonally adjusted).  This is the largest monthly nonfarm employment gain since April 1994 (seasonally adjusted, 12,700 over-the-month).  This is also the seventh monthly nonfarm employment gain in 2014 and is a vigorous bounce back from August’s revised nonfarm decline of 1,200 (-0.07%).  September nonfarm job gains have now reached 26,100 (+1.58%) over the year.  Year to date, Connecticut has created 15,700 jobs (about 1,744 per month) on a seasonally adjusted cumulative basis – much stronger than last year’s pace of 8,000 through September 2013.

The private sector added 10,100 positions (0.7%) in September for the eighth consecutive monthly gain. This is the largest private sector gain since January 1993 (11,000 over-the-month).  Over-the-year, Connecticut has now added 24,500 private sector jobs (1.7%).  Only a few times other than the federal Census-taking in 2010 and the blizzard extended school year last June 2013 has the total government supersector (1,600, 0.7%) contributed to job growth in this recovery over the year. 

Seven of ten major industry supersectors posted gains in September.  The job gainers this month were led by the trade, transportation & utilities (+3,200, +1.1%). All three subcomponents featured gains with retail trade (2,400, 1.3%) providing most of the boost.  Trade transportation and utilities is also the fastest growing over the year in magnitude (8,300, 2.8%).  Leisure and hospitality (3,100, 2.1%) and the education and health services (3,100, 1.0%) supersectors both added 3,100 positions with particular strength coming from restaurants and hotels (2,600, 2.1%) and healthcare services (2,900, 1.1%).  Similarly, job gains of 1,400 were posted by professional and business services (1,400, 0.7%) and the government (1,400, 0.6%) supersectors.  Professional, scientific, and technical (700, 0.8%) sub-components led professional and business services while local government entities (900, 0.6%) helped raise total government employment into positive gains over the year (1,600, 0.7%).  The combined construction and mining (500, 0.9%) supersector also added jobs in September, and percentagewise is the fastest growing industry supersector, over-the-year (3,500, 6.4%).  The information supersector (300, 1.0%) grew after posting a loss in August.

No supersector lost more than a thousand jobs in September.  The three declining supersectors were led down by the financial activities supersector (-800, -0.6%).  The finance and insurance (-600, -0.5%) and the real estate (-200, -1.0%) segments were both lower.  The manufacturing supersector (-500, -0.3%) was lower over the month but has recently turned positive over the year and is still slightly positive since last September (+200, +0.1%).  The nondurable manufacturing (200, 0.5%) subcomponent added jobs in September and is the source of all production job gains over the year (1,800, 5.0%).  The durable manufacturing (-700, -0.6%) subcomponent was down over the month and is down over the year (-1,600, -1.3%).  The other services supersector (-200, -0.3%) was just slightly lower in September.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Sep 2014 Sep 2013 Change Rate % Sep 2014 Aug 2014 Change Rate % Jul 2014 Jun 2014 May 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,679,200 1,653,100 26,100 1.6% 1,679,200 1,667,700 11,500 0.7% 1,668,900 1,667,900 1,665,700
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,442,100 1,417,600 24,500 1.7% 1,442,100 1,432,000 10,100 0.7% 1,431,900 1,431,400 1,430,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
Mining 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 600
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,500 54,000 3,500 6.5% 57,500 57,000 500 0.9% 56,000 55,700 55,400
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 163,400 163,200 200 0.1% 163,400 163,900 -500 -0.3% 162,700 162,500 162,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 307,400 299,100 8,300 2.8% 307,400 304,200 3,200 1.1% 303,000 303,800 303,100
go to Information sector data table Information 31,700 31,800 -100 -0.3% 31,700 31,400 300 1.0% 31,500 31,800 31,700
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 129,900 131,000 -1,100 -0.8% 129,900 130,700 -800 -0.6% 130,600 130,200 130,500
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 206,500 205,800 700 0.3% 206,500 205,100 1,400 0.7% 207,100 207,200 206,200
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 328,100 322,800 5,300 1.6% 328,100 325,000 3,100 1.0% 326,300 326,300 325,900
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 154,000 147,400 6,600 4.5% 154,000 150,900 3,100 2.1% 151,400 151,400 152,100
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 63,000 61,900 1,100 1.8% 63,000 63,200 -200 -0.3% 62,700 61,900 62,300
go to Government sector data table Government 237,100 235,500 1,600 0.7% 237,100 235,700 1,400 0.6% 237,000 236,500 235,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 139,435,000 136,636,000 2,799,000 2.0% 139,435,000 139,187,000 248,000 0.2% 138,976,000 138,795,000 138,492,000
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