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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 19, 2017
Private Sector employment fell by 1,100 (-0.1%) to 1,453,000 jobs over the month in September, but remains up by 7,100 jobs (0.5%) over the year. The Government also declined by 900 (-0.4%) to 231,900 jobs last month and over the year losses have grown to -3,600, -1.5%. The Government includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casinos located on tribal land.

Six of the ten major industry supersectors lost employment in September, while four increased. Professional and Business Services led growing industries with 1,100 net new jobs (0.5%, 217,600 total jobs). Financial Activities was next with an increase of 900 jobs (0.7%, 133,000 total). The Information contributed 300 jobs to growth, (0.9%, 32,100 jobs) and Manufacturing added 200 jobs (0.1%, 157,200 total)

On the downside, construction and mining dropped an estimated 1,400 jobs in September (-2.4%, 56,800 total). Leisure and Hospitality was next with a loss of 1,200 (-0.8%, 157,600 total). Education and Health Services shed 600 jobs (-0.2%, 332,700) with losses in both major categories. Finally, Trade, Transportation & Utilities, lost 300 positions (-0.1%, 297,700 total), although the retail trade component grew by 200 (0.1%). Finally, Other Services lost 100 jobs (-0.1%, 68,300 total).

Connecticut has now recovered 76.2% (90,700 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the Great Recession (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 91st month and the state needs an additional 28,400 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector also slipped a bit in the recovery, regaining 95.3% (106,500) of the 111,700 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn. The Government has lost a total of 23,200 positions since the recession began in March 2008.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Sep 2017 Sep 2016 Change Rate % Sep 2017 Aug 2017 Change Rate % Jul 2017 Jun 2017 May 2017
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,684,900 1,681,400 3,500 0.2% 1,684,900 1,686,900 -2,000 -0.1% 1,691,100 1,692,800 1,687,200
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,453,000 1,445,900 7,100 0.5% 1,453,000 1,454,100 -1,100 -0.1% 1,458,200 1,459,000 1,453,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 56,200 58,700 -2,500 -4.3% 56,200 57,700 -1,500 -2.6% 58,700 60,500 61,200
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 157,200 156,400 800 0.5% 157,200 157,000 200 0.1% 156,400 156,600 155,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,700 299,300 -1,600 -0.5% 297,700 298,000 -300 -0.1% 299,900 298,200 297,800
go to Information sector data table Information 32,100 32,200 -100 -0.3% 32,100 31,800 300 0.9% 31,800 31,900 31,300
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 133,000 129,700 3,300 2.5% 133,000 132,100 900 0.7% 133,000 132,800 132,300
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 217,600 218,900 -1,300 -0.6% 217,600 216,500 1,100 0.5% 216,400 216,300 216,800
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 332,700 330,700 2,000 0.6% 332,700 333,300 -600 -0.2% 333,400 333,200 333,200
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 157,600 154,600 3,000 1.9% 157,600 158,800 -1,200 -0.8% 159,100 161,100 156,700
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 68,300 64,800 3,500 5.4% 68,300 68,400 -100 -0.1% 68,900 67,800 67,600
go to Government sector data table Government 231,900 235,500 -3,600 -1.5% 231,900 232,800 -900 -0.4% 232,900 233,800 233,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 146,659,000 144,882,000 1,777,000 1.2% 146,659,000 146,692,000 -33,000 -0.0% 146,523,000 146,385,000 146,175,000
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