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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: July 17, 2014
June initial nonfarm employment estimates increased 1,700 (0.1%) positions to 1,667,400 – another new Connecticut employment recovery high (seasonally adjusted). This is the fifth monthly nonfarm job gain in a row since the January 2014 deep freeze. The state’s overall nonfarm employment has increased 5,300 positions (0.3%) since June 2013. The three-month moving average of the state’s nonfarm employment has been on a rising trend since March indicating sustained growth.

Private sector job growth increased just 500 positions (0.03%) in June but is responsible for all of the nonfarm job gains over the year (14,400, 1.0%). Government entities were also higher in June (1,200, 0.5%), but still showing losses - declining 9,100 jobs (-3.7%) over the year. Local government groupings look especially weak over the year (-6,900, -4.3%) this month, mostly driven by very late school closings in June 2013. Also the state is no longer seeing the usual summer uptick in tribal casino hiring, which is measured in local government, as occurred in years past.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors added positions in June while three industry supersectors declined.  Recently supersector industry gains have come from a broad span of industry sectors, with seven of ten supersectors expanding jobs in June and eight of ten in May.

The seven major industry supersector nonfarm job gains (business survey) were led higher by the government supersector (1,200, 0.5%) this June.  Small job losses from federal (-100, -0.6%) and local government (-100, -0.1%) entities were more than offset by a state government employment gain (1,400, 2.1%), which may have been related to summer hiring.  Professional and business services (700, 0.3%) were the next fastest growing.  The scientific and technical services (2,000, 2.2%) component was especially vibrant. The trade, transportation &utilities (600, 0.2%) supersector was also adding positions, led by wholesale trade (600, 0.2%).  The education and health services (400, 0.1%) supersector contributed to monthly gains as well. Both of the goods-producing supersectors chipped in small job increases.  The manufacturing supersector (300, 0.2%) was boosted by non-durable goods (500, 1.3%), while the combined construction and mining (200, 0.4%) supersector rebounded some from a loss in May.  Additionally, Connecticut as got a small job increase from the small information supersector (100, 0.3%) which can be influenced by movie production hiring for the summer.

The three job losing industry supersectors were led lower by the leisure and hospitality (-1,000, -0.7%) supersector.  This grouping had been expanding consistently for four month in a row since the January deep freeze, but fell off this month as restaurants and hotels (-1,300, -1.0%) were surprisingly lower.  The other services (-600, -1.0%) supersector was also down as was financial activities (-200, -0.2%).  Finance and insurance (-200, -0.2%) was the weakest component in the group while real estate was unchanged.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Jun 2014 Jun 2013 Change Rate % Jun 2014 May 2014 Change Rate % Apr 2014 Mar 2014 Feb 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,667,400 1,662,100 5,300 0.3% 1,667,400 1,665,700 1,700 0.1% 1,659,700 1,658,000 1,654,000
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,431,000 1,416,600 14,400 1.0% 1,431,000 1,430,500 500 0.0% 1,425,300 1,424,000 1,420,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
Mining 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 0 0.0% 500 600 600
go to Construction sector data table Construction 55,600 53,700 1,900 3.5% 55,600 55,400 200 0.4% 56,400 56,000 56,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 163,000 164,100 -1,100 -0.7% 163,000 162,700 300 0.2% 161,900 162,100 161,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 303,700 298,700 5,000 1.7% 303,700 303,100 600 0.2% 301,300 300,500 298,400
go to Information sector data table Information 31,800 32,100 -300 -0.9% 31,800 31,700 100 0.3% 31,500 31,700 31,500
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 130,300 131,400 -1,100 -0.8% 130,300 130,500 -200 -0.2% 130,900 130,700 130,000
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 206,900 204,900 2,000 1.0% 206,900 206,200 700 0.3% 203,900 203,500 204,800
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 326,300 321,400 4,900 1.5% 326,300 325,900 400 0.1% 325,500 325,600 325,600
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 151,100 147,600 3,500 2.4% 151,100 152,100 -1,000 -0.7% 151,400 151,100 149,500
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 61,700 62,100 -400 -0.6% 61,700 62,300 -600 -1.0% 62,000 62,200 62,000
go to Government sector data table Government 236,400 245,500 -9,100 -3.7% 236,400 235,200 1,200 0.5% 234,400 234,000 233,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 138,780,000 136,285,000 2,495,000 1.8% 138,780,000 138,492,000 288,000 0.2% 138,246,000 137,964,000 137,761,000
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