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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: August 15, 2014
Preliminary July 2014 nonfarm employment estimates increased 2,400 (0.1%) positions to 1,670,300 for the third new Connecticut employment recovery highpoint reached this year (seasonally adjusted). This is the sixth monthly consecutive nonfarm job gain since the January 2014 deep freeze, and is also the longest monthly string of consecutive monthly gains since the jobs recovery began in early 2010 (there have been two strings of five months in a row, 10/10-2/11 and 11/11-3/12). The state’s overall nonfarm employment has increased 9,200 positions (0.6%) since July 2013. The three-month moving average of the state’s nonfarm employment has been on a steady uptrend since March.

The private sector grew 3,100 positions (0.2%) in July. This pace has accelerated in recent months and is at its fastest annual clip in 2014 (17,300, 1.2%). Government segments fell back again in July (-700, -0.3%) after four straight monthly gains and are still showing large declines over the year (-8,100, -3.3%), and since the job recovery began in February 2010 (-9,700).

Five of the ten major industry supersectors added positions in July, while four industry supersectors declined and the financial activities supersector was unchanged.  The five major industry supersector job gainers (business survey) in July were led by manufacturing (1,000, 0.6%).  Both sub-components, durable manufacturing (800, 0.6%) and nondurable manufacturing (200, 0.5%), showed gains.  Three supersectors added 800 jobs each - construction and mining (800, 1.4%), other services (800, 1.3%) and leisure and hospitality (800, 0.5%). Leisure and hospitality employment is at an all time high level.  A small gain of 300 positions (0.1%) came from the education and health services supersector, which is the largest of the ten in total jobs (326,600).

The four job-losing industry supersectors were led lower by government (-700, -0.3%).  State (-900, -1.3%) and federal (-100, -0.6%) were lower, while local government posted a small gain (300, 0.2%).  Local government where Indian casino employment is tallied is experiencing a big decline over the year (-6,000, -3.8%).
Information (-400, -1.3%) posted a relatively large loss for the state’s smallest supersector (31,400).  Two other supersectors exhibited small losses of just 100 positions.They were professional and business services (-100, -0.05%) and trade, transportation & utilities (-100, -0.03%).  The financial activities supersector was unchanged with finance and insurance (-100, -0.1%) slightly lower, while real estate (100, 0.5%) was slightly higher.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Jul 2014 Jul 2013 Change Rate % Jul 2014 Jun 2014 Change Rate % May 2014 Apr 2014 Mar 2014
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,670,300 1,661,100 9,200 0.6% 1,670,300 1,667,900 2,400 0.1% 1,665,700 1,659,700 1,658,000
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,434,500 1,417,200 17,300 1.2% 1,434,500 1,431,400 3,100 0.2% 1,430,500 1,425,300 1,424,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
Mining 600 600 0 0.0% 600 600 0 0.0% 600 500 600
go to Construction sector data table Construction 56,500 53,800 2,700 5.0% 56,500 55,700 800 1.4% 55,400 56,400 56,000
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 163,500 164,100 -600 -0.4% 163,500 162,500 1,000 0.6% 162,700 161,900 162,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 303,700 298,800 4,900 1.6% 303,700 303,800 -100 -0.0% 303,100 301,300 300,500
go to Information sector data table Information 31,400 32,300 -900 -2.8% 31,400 31,800 -400 -1.3% 31,700 31,500 31,700
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 130,200 131,400 -1,200 -0.9% 130,200 130,200 0 0.0% 130,500 130,900 130,700
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 207,100 205,300 1,800 0.9% 207,100 207,200 -100 -0.0% 206,200 203,900 203,500
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 326,600 321,400 5,200 1.6% 326,600 326,300 300 0.1% 325,900 325,500 325,600
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 152,200 147,400 4,800 3.3% 152,200 151,400 800 0.5% 152,100 151,400 151,100
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 62,700 62,100 600 1.0% 62,700 61,900 800 1.3% 62,300 62,000 62,200
go to Government sector data table Government 235,800 243,900 -8,100 -3.3% 235,800 236,500 -700 -0.3% 235,200 234,400 234,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 139,004,000 136,434,000 2,570,000 1.9% 139,004,000 138,795,000 209,000 0.2% 138,492,000 138,246,000 137,964,000
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