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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: April 20, 2017
Private Sector employment declined by 1,500 (-0.1%, 1,448,800 jobs) in February, but remains up over the year by 6,600 jobs (0.5%). The Government remained relatively unchanged (-100, 0.00%, 233,600) last month and remains down over the year (-4,500, -1.9%). The government supersector, which includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casinos located on tribal land, remains the largest contributor to job losses in 2017.

Three industry supersectors grew, while six declined and one remained unchanged in February. The Education and Health Services (3,100, 0.9%, 327,900 jobs) industry supersector added the most jobs last month while Construction and Mining was next with 1,200 jobs added (2.1%, 59,200). Professional and Business Services (900, 0.4%, 218,300 positions) also contributed to job growth.

Much of the job declines in February came from industries that can be weather affected and it should be noted that that the survey reference week occurred during a particularly cold and snowy period. Leisure and Hospitality led decliners (-3,200, -2.0%, 155,200) with equal impact from arts, entertainment & recreation and accommodations & food services. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector also lost jobs (-1,900, -0.6%, 300,500) with retail trade was the largest factor in the loss. Financial Activities dropped 900 jobs (-0.7%, 130,700) and the Manufacturing industry (-400, -0.3%, 155,700 jobs) was next. Information (-200, -0.6%, 31,300), Other Services (-100, -0.2%, 66,300) and Government (-100, 0.0%, 233,600) each had small losses in February.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Mar 2017 Mar 2016 Change Rate % Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Change Rate % Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Nov 2016
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,685,400 1,683,800 1,600 0.1% 1,685,400 1,684,100 1,300 0.1% 1,684,000 1,677,500 1,678,200
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,451,700 1,445,700 6,000 0.4% 1,451,700 1,450,500 1,200 0.1% 1,450,300 1,443,600 1,443,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 59,000 60,800 -1,800 -3.0% 59,000 59,300 -300 -0.5% 58,000 58,000 58,100
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 156,500 156,300 200 0.1% 156,500 155,700 800 0.5% 156,100 156,200 156,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 299,100 299,300 -200 -0.1% 299,100 300,600 -1,500 -0.5% 302,400 298,100 298,500
go to Information sector data table Information 31,600 32,400 -800 -2.5% 31,600 31,200 400 1.3% 31,500 31,900 32,100
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 131,500 130,300 1,200 0.9% 131,500 131,100 400 0.3% 131,600 130,200 130,200
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 218,300 218,700 -400 -0.2% 218,300 218,600 -300 -0.1% 217,400 216,400 215,800
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 331,100 329,400 1,700 0.5% 331,100 331,800 -700 -0.2% 327,900 331,300 331,200
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 156,700 153,300 3,400 2.2% 156,700 155,600 1,100 0.7% 158,400 155,300 155,300
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 67,300 64,700 2,600 4.0% 67,300 66,000 1,300 2.0% 66,400 65,600 66,100
go to Government sector data table Government 233,700 238,000 -4,300 -1.8% 233,700 233,600 100 0.0% 233,700 233,900 234,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 4,500 143,673,000 -143,668,500 -100.0% 4,500 4,700 -200 -4.3% 145,563,000 145,327,000 145,170,000
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