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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: November 20, 2014

Connecticut preliminary nonfarm employment extended monthly job gains by adding 3,600 (0.21%) jobs in October to 1,681,800 (seasonally adjusted). October nonfarm job gains now amount to 23,000 (+1.39%) over the year.  Connecticut has added 18,300 jobs (about 1,830 per month) through the first ten months of the year, better than the 2013 pace of 13,700 through October (about 1,370 per month) on a seasonally adjusted cumulative basis.  In 2012, Connecticut added 11,900 positions through October (1,190 per month), while the 2011 year-to-date October tally was 9,500 (about 950 per month).  During 2010, the year the recovery started (2/2010), job gains were 9,600 (960 jobs per month, Census year) through October. This is shaping up to be the best year of Connecticut’s employment recovery so far even with the large loss that started the year in January (-10,900).

The private sector added 4,900 positions (0.3%) in October for the ninth consecutive monthly gain.  Over-the-year, Connecticut has now added 22,100 private sector jobs (1.6%, 2,210 monthly pace).

The four major industry supersector job gainers from the business survey in October were led by the education and health services (+2,400, +0.7%). Education (+1,100, +1.7%) and health (+1,300, +0.5%) were both solid contributors.  The trade, transportation &utilities (TTU) (+1,500, +0.5%) supersector was also adding jobs last month.  The retail trade (+2,400, +1.3%) component was the strongest segment and seemed to be rising on earlier than normal Christmas buildup.  TTU is still the fastest growing supersector over the year (+8,100, +2.7%).  Leisure and hospitality (+1,000, +0.7%) saw employment increasing again with continued activity coming from accommodation and food services (+700, +0.6%) which has been benefitting from the nice string of weather since spring and the recent gasoline price decline. And the professional, scientific, and technical (+700, +0.3%) supersector also was adding positions led by administrative services (+800, +0.9%) where temporary employment is tallied.

Government (-1,300, -0.6%) posted the largest decline of the five job decreasing supersectors in the state in October.  Federal (-100, -0.6%), state (-400, -0.6%) and local
(-800, -0.5%) entities were all similarly lower percentagewise.  The financial activities supersector (-400, -0.3%) was also losing positions last month. The finance and insurance (-300, -0.3%) component and the real estate (-100, -0.5%) segment were both lower.  The next three supersectors only lost a hundred positions each. The manufacturing supersector (-100, -0.1%) was just slightly lower as was the combined construction and mining (-100, -0.2%) supersector and the information supersector
(-100, -0.3%)  The other services supersector was unchanged in October.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Oct 2014 Oct 2013 Change Rate % Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Change Rate % Aug 2014 Jul 2014 Jun 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,681,800 1,658,800 23,000 1.4% 1,681,800 1,678,200 3,600 0.2% 1,667,700 1,668,900 1,667,900
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,446,000 1,423,900 22,100 1.6% 1,446,000 1,441,100 4,900 0.3% 1,432,000 1,431,900 1,431,400
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 57,200 54,500 2,700 5.0% 57,200 57,300 -100 -0.2% 57,000 56,000 55,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 163,300 163,400 -100 -0.1% 163,300 163,400 -100 -0.1% 163,900 162,700 162,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 308,300 300,200 8,100 2.7% 308,300 306,800 1,500 0.5% 304,200 303,000 303,800
go to Information sector data table Information 31,500 31,600 -100 -0.3% 31,500 31,600 -100 -0.3% 31,400 31,500 31,800
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 129,500 131,300 -1,800 -1.4% 129,500 129,900 -400 -0.3% 130,700 130,600 130,200
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 207,500 205,500 2,000 1.0% 207,500 206,800 700 0.3% 205,100 207,100 207,200
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 331,100 324,700 6,400 2.0% 331,100 328,700 2,400 0.7% 325,000 326,300 326,300
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 154,500 150,400 4,100 2.7% 154,500 153,500 1,000 0.7% 150,900 151,400 151,400
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 62,500 61,700 800 1.3% 62,500 62,500 0 0.0% 63,200 62,700 61,900
go to Government sector data table Government 235,800 234,900 900 0.4% 235,800 237,100 -1,300 -0.5% 235,700 237,000 236,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 139,680,000 137,037,000 2,643,000 1.9% 139,680,000 139,466,000 214,000 0.2% 139,187,000 138,976,000 138,795,000
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