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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: January 26, 2015

The preliminary nonfarm jobs estimate from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’s (BLS) monthly business survey indicate Connecticut added 4,800 positions (0.28%) in December 2014 - seasonally adjusted.  Connecticut’s level of nonfarm employment has now increased 26,700 jobs (1.61%) since December 2013 to an estimated level of 1,690,200, another new employment recovery high.  The nonfarm employment increase for November (2,900, 0.17%), however, was revised lower by 1,700 jobs from the original release.

The state’s private sector gained 3,900 (0.27%) nonfarm jobs in December 2014 and is now higher by a healthy 25,700 positions (1.80%) since last December 2013.  The government supersector (900, 0.38% OTM) was also positive in December and is now adding some positions (1,000, 0.42%) over the year. 

The six major industry supersectors that increased jobs from the business survey in December were led by leisure and hospitality (2,100, 1.4%).  Strong gains are coming from the accommodation and food services (1,500, 1.2%) portion of this supersector.  A surprisingly solid gain from the manufacturing supersector (1,200, 0.7%) was also apparent.  Durable goods manufacturers (1,300, 1.0%) were the major contributor.   Education and health services (1,200, 0.4%) posted a strong monthly gain driven by the health services (1,300, 0.5%) component.  The government (900, 0.4%) supersector also was a job gainer last month with federal, state, and local government entities all contributing.  The information supersector (400, 1.3%) and the other services (400, 0.6%) supersector added a similar number of jobs in December.

The job losses in the four declining supersectors in December were all below a thousand and were led lower by the combined construction and mining (-600, -1.0%) supersector.  The trade, transportation & utilities (TTU) (-500, -0.2%) supersector was also down in December 2014 with wholesale trade (-500, -0.8%) and transportation and utilities (-1,100, -2.0%) lower, while the retail trade portion still added positions (1,100, 0.6%).  Smaller job losses came from the professional, scientific, and technical (-200, -0.1%) supersector and the financial activities supersector (-100, -0.1%).  The financial activities supersector (-2,400, -1.8%) is now the only industry supersector to have lost jobs over the year.  TTU remains the best growing supersector over the year (7,700, 2.6%) driven by retail trade (6,500, 3.5%).    

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Dec 2014 Dec 2013 Change Rate % Dec 2014 Nov 2014 Change Rate % Oct 2014 Sep 2014 Aug 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,690,200 1,663,500 26,700 1.6% 1,690,200 1,685,400 4,800 0.3% 1,682,500 1,678,200 1,667,700
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,453,600 1,427,900 25,700 1.8% 1,453,600 1,449,700 3,900 0.3% 1,446,700 1,441,100 1,432,000
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 56,200 55,400 800 1.4% 56,200 56,800 -600 -1.1% 57,200 57,300 57,000
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 164,200 162,300 1,900 1.2% 164,200 163,000 1,200 0.7% 163,200 163,400 163,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 309,600 301,900 7,700 2.6% 309,600 310,100 -500 -0.2% 308,600 306,800 304,200
go to Information sector data table Information 31,500 31,300 200 0.6% 31,500 31,100 400 1.3% 31,500 31,600 31,400
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 129,900 132,300 -2,400 -1.8% 129,900 130,000 -100 -0.1% 129,500 129,900 130,700
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 210,300 205,500 4,800 2.3% 210,300 210,500 -200 -0.1% 207,800 206,800 205,100
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 331,900 326,300 5,600 1.7% 331,900 330,700 1,200 0.4% 331,100 328,700 325,000
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 157,000 150,600 6,400 4.2% 157,000 154,900 2,100 1.4% 154,600 153,500 150,900
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 62,400 61,700 700 1.1% 62,400 62,000 400 0.6% 62,600 62,500 63,200
go to Government sector data table Government 236,600 235,600 1,000 0.4% 236,600 235,700 900 0.4% 235,800 237,100 235,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 140,347,000 137,395,000 2,952,000 2.1% 140,347,000 140,095,000 252,000 0.2% 139,742,000 139,481,000 139,210,000
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