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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 20, 2015

Connecticut’s Private Sectors added 3,000 (0.21%) jobs this July and has now grown by 29,800 (2.09%) over the year. The Government supersector also contributed job gains in July (1,100, 0.46%) and now is also participating in job growth over the year (800, 0.78%).

The Professional and Business Services (2,700, 1.3%) supersector was the largest job gainer last month with a very strong administrative and support service component (3,200, 3.6%) which includes the temporary help and landscaping segments. Another large gain was experienced in the Education and Health Services (1,600, 0.5%) supersector. Financial Activities (1,100, 0.8%) and the Government (1,100, 0.5%) supersectors both added 1,100 positions. Financial activities, which were very slow to recover from the recession, turned positive lately over the year (2,600, 2.0%) while local government (1,300, 0.8%) supported July’s government gain. The Manufacturing supersector was higher last month (600, 0.4%) and a small gain was also registered in Other Services (100, 0.2%).

The combined Construction and Mining (-2,300, -3.8%) supersector led the job declining supersectors this July. Although construction and mining lost the same number of jobs in July that it had gained in June, it still remains with positive growth over the year (1,900, 3.3%). Smaller job losses were seen in Information (-300, -0.9%), Leisure and Hospitality (-300, -0.2%), and Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-200, -0.1%). Leisure and hospitality (6,200, 4.1%) still leads all ten major industry supersectors in job growth (magnitude) since July 2014.

The year-to-date Connecticut nonfarm job growth pace (seasonally adjusted) for the first seven months of 2015 is 17,900 compared to 12,400 for the first seven months of 2014.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Jul 2015 Jul 2014 Change Rate % Jul 2015 Jun 2015 Change Rate % May 2015 Apr 2015 Mar 2015
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,696,000 1,665,400 30,600 1.8% 1,696,000 1,691,900 4,100 0.2% 1,691,300 1,685,400 1,686,000
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,457,000 1,427,200 29,800 2.1% 1,457,000 1,454,000 3,000 0.2% 1,451,400 1,445,300 1,447,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 58,300 56,300 2,000 3.6% 58,300 60,500 -2,200 -3.6% 58,300 56,000 54,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 161,200 159,200 2,000 1.3% 161,200 160,600 600 0.4% 159,800 160,900 159,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 306,700 300,700 6,000 2.0% 306,700 306,900 -200 -0.1% 306,900 303,600 304,900
go to Information sector data table Information 31,700 31,900 -200 -0.6% 31,700 32,000 -300 -0.9% 31,900 31,700 31,700
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 131,300 128,700 2,600 2.0% 131,300 130,200 1,100 0.8% 129,500 129,500 129,400
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 217,100 211,800 5,300 2.5% 217,100 214,400 2,700 1.3% 214,500 214,600 217,300
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 330,600 325,400 5,200 1.6% 330,600 329,000 1,600 0.5% 330,100 330,100 329,600
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 155,800 149,600 6,200 4.1% 155,800 156,100 -300 -0.2% 156,100 154,700 155,500
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 63,800 63,000 800 1.3% 63,800 63,700 100 0.2% 63,800 63,700 64,000
go to Government sector data table Government 239,000 238,200 800 0.3% 239,000 237,900 1,100 0.5% 239,900 240,100 238,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 142,071,000 139,156,000 2,915,000 2.1% 142,071,000 141,856,000 215,000 0.2% 141,619,000 141,399,000 141,144,000
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