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September 23rd September 17th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 17th, there were 7,096 new postings, up 893 or +14% over the week. Some of the largest industry increases occurred in Finance & Insurance (+300 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+193 new ads), and Utilities (+158 new ads). Occupations with the largest over-the-week increases include Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (+76 new ads), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (+36 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (+33 new ads). Employers with the largest over-the-week increases include Yale-New Haven Health System (+177 new ads), Target (+59 new ads), and Trinity Health (+42 new ads). The total new ad count for the week ending September 17th represents a rebound from last week, which was a 16-week low. Note: The Help Wanted Online data series was recently revised to better reflect job posting behavior on some of its source job board websites. This revision resulted in lower total counts for May-August 2022.

During the week ending September 17th, 2022, the total ad increases of 893 new ads or +14% is the net result of increases in 13 of 21 industries. The 13 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,018 new ads and the 7 decreasing industries fell by 125. Three industries accounted for more than two-thirds of the increase: Finance & Insurance (+300 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+193 new ads) and Utilities (+158 new ads). The seven decreasing industries fell by a combined 125 new ads. The largest over the week drop occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-67 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 256 new ads or -3%. 14 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-213 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-150 new ads), and Educational Services (-129 new ads). Utilities (+196 new ads) had the largest four-week gain.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. 20 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over-the-week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Yale-New Haven Health System (+177 new ads) and Target (+59 new ads). The largest one-week decrease in the top 25 occurred at Aya Healthcare (-61 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers in the top 25 increased and 7 decreased. The largest four-week increase occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (+69 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Aya Healthcare (-46 new ads).

September 17th 2022 HWOL (PDF)

September 17th HWOL 2022 (Word Doc)

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September 16th Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.
August 2022 2022 Local Area Unemployment Towns Statistics (PDF)
August 2022 2022 CT LAUS (xlsx)
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September 16th September 10th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 10th, there were 6,203 new postings, down 785 or -11% over the week. Some of the largest industry percent dops occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-27%), Finance & Insurance (-22%), and Health Care & Social Assistance (-19%). Occupations with the largest over-the-week decline include Registered Nurses (-59 new ads or -19%), Medical & Health Service Managers (-46 new ads or -41%), and Pharmacy Technicians (-38 new ads or -76%). Employers with the largest over-the-week decrease include Yale-New Haven Health System (-108 new ads), Walmart / Sam's (-108 new ads), and BJ's Wholesale Clubs (-49 new ads). The total new ad count for the week ending September 10th was the lowest level since the first week of June, which had 5,610 new ads. Note: The Help Wanted Online data series was recently revised to better reflect job posting behavior on some of its source job board websites. This revision resulted in lower total counts for May-August 2022.

During the week ending September 10th, 2022, the total ad decreases of -785 new ads or -11% is the net result of decreases in 15 of 21 industries. The 15 decreasing industries fell by a combined 871 new ads and the 6 increasing industries grew by 86. Three industries accounted for almost two-thirds of the drop over the week: Health Care & Social Assistance (-234 new ads or -19%), Finance & Insurance (-146 new ads or - 22%), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-136 new ads or -27%). The six increasing industries grew by 34 or fewer ads over the week. Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 1,116 new ads or -15%. 16 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-306 new ads), Finance & Insurance (-178 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-157 new ads). Manufacturing (+121 new ads) had the largest four-week gain.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 17 percent of all new ads. 17 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over-the-week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Gap Inc. (+46 new ads), Walgreens Boots Alliance (+35 new ads), and Hartford Public Schools (+33 new ads). The largest one-week decrease in the top 25 occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (-108 new ads). Over four weeks, 15 employers in the top 25 increased, one was unchanged, and 9 decreased. The largest four-week increase occurred at Aya Healthcare (+65 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Trinity Health (-80 new ads).

September 10th 2022 HWOL (PDF)

September 10th HWOL 2022 (Word Doc)

September 10th
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September 16th Connecticut Labor Situation
Connecticut nonfarm industry payrolls gained 2,900 positions (0.2%) to 1,663,900 in August 2022 while the state's unemployment rate rose to 4.1%, increasing four-tenths of a percentage point over the month as the labor force expanded by 5,700 (preliminary data, seasonally adjusted). Connecticut's nonagricultural employment is now 39,200 (2.4%) positions higher than in August 2021. This is the eighth straight monthly job gain in 2022. The Constitution State has now recovered 87.9% (254,300) of the 289,400 nonfarm positions lost in the March/April 2020 COVID lockdown. The originally released July 2022 job gain of 6,500 (0.4%) was revised higher by 2,200 positions to an 8,700 monthly gain (0.5%). This release presents labor statistics derived from two surveys formulated by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in cooperation with the states.
August 2022 Connecticut Labor Situation PDF
August 2022 Connecticut Labor Situation (xlsx)


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September 15th Connecticut Employment Sectors
Connecticut's Private Sector employment increased 5,100 jobs (0.4%) in August 2022 to 1,438,800 and is higher by 37,500 positions (2.7%) from the August 2021 level. The state's Private Sector is 91.2% recovered from the April 2020 COVID employment low. The Government supersector was lower last month, declining 2,200 jobs (-1.0%) to a level of 225,100. This is 1,700 positions (0.8%) above the August 2021 aggregated statewide government levels. The public sector is now only 50.8% recovered from the COVID lockdown. The Government supersector in Connecticut includes all federal, state, local, and tribal government employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on reservations.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors increased employment, while two declined, and the Financial Activities went unchanged in August 2022.

The seven Connecticut industry supersectors that gained jobs in August 2022 (plus unchanged):

The two industry supersectors that declined in jobs in August 2022:


1990 - Current

September 15th CES Statewide Production Workers Hours & Earnings
The August 2022 Private Sector workweek, not seasonally adjusted, averaged 33.7 hours. This is lower by six-tenths of an hour (-1.8%) from the August 2021 estimate. Average hourly earnings at $34.65, not seasonally adjusted, were up by $0.72 (2.1%) from the August 2021 estimate of $33.93. The resulting August 2022 Private Sector weekly wage averaged $1,167.71, higher by $3.91 from a year ago (0.3%, $1,163.80).
August 2022 CES Statewide Production Workers Hours & Earnings (xls) August
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September 15th Labor Market Area Employment: Charts and Trends
All six of the six larger Connecticut LMAs, that are seasonally adjusted by the BLS, put forth employment gains in August 2022. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk LMA (1.2%, 398,100) added a strong 4,600 positions to lead all regions this month in numerical and percentage gains. The Norwich-New London-Westerly LMA (0.7%, 121,000) and the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford LMA (0.2%, 570,600) each added 900 positions while the Waterbury LMA (0.6%, 66,200) and the Danbury LMA (0.5%, 75,900) each added 400 jobs. The New Haven LMA (0.1%, 293,800) also contributed 200 new payrolls.
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September 15th Workforce Sectors: August 2022 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
Levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, in the number of Nonfarm EmploymentResidents Employed and Residents Unemployed, the Unemployment Rate, the size of the Labor Force, and the Average Weekly Initial Claims - the number of those filing initial, new and additional, claims for unemployment. All workforce sector indicators are seasonally adjusted figures.
2022 Workforce Sector Scorecard (PDF)
Download Workforce Scorecard Data 2001 - 2022
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September 15th Workforce Trends:2001 - 2022 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
Taken together, this group of six economic indicators presents an overall picture of the current conditions in the Connecticut labor market. Current levels and the change from the previous period, as well as the year-to-year changes in the number of Nonfarm EmploymentResidents Employed and Residents Unemployed, the Unemployment Rate, the size of the Labor Force, and the Average Weekly Initial Claims - the number of those filing initial, new and additional, claims for unemployment. See the levels, changes from the previous period, helpful graphs, year-to-year changes and downloadable data for the years 2001-2022.
August 2022 CT Economic Workforce Trends (PDF) 2001 - Current
September 15th Workforce Sector Scorecard History
Historical economic scorecard results for the last decade, includes all yearly numbers for six workforce indicators.
2001-2022 Workforce Sector Scorecard History (PDF) 2001 - Current
September 13th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.1 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 8.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the shelter, food, and medical care indexes were the largest of many contributors to the broad-based monthly all items increase. These increases were mostly offset by a 10.6-percent decline in the gasoline index. The food index continued to rise, increasing 0.8 percent over the month as the food at home index rose 0.7 percent. The energy index fell 5.0 percent over the month as the gasoline index declined, but the electricity and natural gas indexes increased.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in August, a larger increase than in July. The indexes for shelter, medical care, household furnishings and operations, new vehicles, motor vehicle insurance, and education were among those that increased over the month. There were some indexes that declined in August, including those for airline fares, communication, and used cars and trucks.

The all items index increased 8.3 percent for the 12 months ending August, a smaller figure than the 8.5-percent increase for the period ending July. The all items less food and energy index rose 6.3 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index increased 23.8 percent for the 12 months ending August, a smaller increase than the 32.9-percent increase for the period ending July. The food index increased 11.4 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending May 1979.

August 2022 Consumer Price Index (PDF)
August 2022 Consumer Price Index
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September 12th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 90,482 in August 2022, down 5% from July 2022.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (17,883 postings), Retail Trade (8,532 posting), Manufacturing (8,401 postings), and Finance & Insurance (8,236 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (5,548 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,321 postings), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (2,860 postings), and Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,559).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

September 2022 HWOL (PDF)

September 2022 HWOL (Powerpoint Doc)

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September 9th September 3rd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 3rd, there were 6,988 new postings, down 1,223 or -15% over the week. Fifteen of twenty-one industries had decreases over the week, The largest decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-573 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (-121 new ads), and Educational Services (-98 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Registered Nurses (-137 new ads), Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (-57 new ads) and Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (-53 new ads). The Help Wanted Online data series was recently adjusted from May 2022 to present, which resulted in lower total job ad counts.

During the week ending September 3rd, 2022, the total ad decrease of -1,223 new ads or -15% is the net result of decreases in 15 of 21 industries. More than half of the overall decline occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-573 new ads) and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-121 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 1,134 new ads or -14%. 13 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-343 new ads), Retail Trade (-160 new ads), and Educational Services (-128 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. 18 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Yale-New Haven Health System (+85 new ads), Aya Healthcare (+61 new ads), and Walmart / Sam's (+53 new ads). The largest one-week decrease occurred at Hartford Hospital (-126 new ads). Over four weeks, 16 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 8 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at Parexel (+94 new ads), and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (-97 new ads).

September 3rd 2022 HWOL (PDF)

September 3rd HWOL 2022 (Word Doc)

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September 2nd August 27th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 27th, there were 8,211 new postings, up 2,253 or +38% over the week. The Help Wanted Online data series was recently revised beginning in May 2022. The graph below illustrates the 12 months of new revised job ad totals (green line) and the old totals which were discontinued after the week ending August 20th, 2022 (shaded blue). Nineteen of twenty-one industries had increases over the week, The largest increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+660 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+249 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+228 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Registered Nurses (+223 new ads), Electrical Engineers (+61 new ads), and Statisticians (+59 new ads). The newly revised weekly job ads shows that the month of August averaged 7,626 new ads per week, which is above the July 2022 weekly average of 7,377 new ads.

During the week ending August 27th, 2022, the total ad increase of +2,253 new ads or +38% is the net result of increases in 19 of 21 industries. Half of the weekly increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+660 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+249 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+228 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 308 new ads or -4%. 13 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest occurred in Retail Trade (-111 new ads), Manufacturing (-100 new ads), and Administrative & Support (-58 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. 12 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Hartford Healthcare (+174 new ads), The Staff Pad (+156 new ads), and Parexel (+107 new ads). Over four weeks, 15 employers in the top 25 had increases and 10 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at The Staff Pad (+156 new ads) and Parexel (+114 new ads), the largest four-week decrease occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-110 new ads).

August 27th 2022 HWOL (PDF)

August 27th HWOL 2022 (Word Doc)

August 27th
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September 1st September 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
September 2022 CT Economic Digest (PDF) September
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September 1st Long Term Industry and Occupational Projections: 2020-2030 - September 2022 Economic Digest article
Connecticut's employment is projected to increase by more than 201,000 jobs over the ten-year period ending in 2030. This 12% increase is 4.3 percentage points above the U.S. projection of 7.7%. Every two years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics produces 10-year projections of the U.S. labor force and employment by industry and occupation. This process is replicated at the state level to produce a detailed overview of the expected direction of the labor market in Connecticut.

Effects of COVID-19 on the 2020-30 Projections
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a steep and short U.S. recession from February to April 2020.1 The impact of this translates to lower base-year values than earlier rounds of long-term projections. This results in higher projected employment growth, particularly in the industries and occupations that had the largest COVID-19 declines.2 These projections assume a full-employment economy, and many industries heavily impacted by COVID-19 are projected to have higher growth than would occur if the base year was not so low due to the recession.

In addition, some industries and occupations have seen a change in long-term demand as a result of the pandemic. Industries that are expected to see long-term increased growth include computer-related occupations such as those that relate to telework computing infrastructure and IT security. On the other hand, Retail Trade is expected to experience an amplification of its long-term declines due to changes in consumer behavior that will outlast the pandemic. [ read more ]

September 2022 Digest article Long Term Industry and Occupational Projections: 2020-2030 (PDF)

September 2022 Digest article Long Term Industry and Occupational Projections: 2020-2030 (docx)

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August 31st Labor Market Information At-A-Glance
At-A-Glance is a monthly pamphlet that contains the latest updates for data items most frequently requested by the Office of Research
July 2022 CT Labor Market Information At-A-Glance (PDF) July
2022
August 26th August 20th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 20th, there were 8,072 new postings, down 1,687 new ads or -17% over the week. This top line over the week decline is the result of employment declines across 19 of 21 industries. 14 industries were down 17% or more and 8 were down 25% or more. Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Customer Service Representatives (-115 new ads), Registered Nurses (-105 new ads), and Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (-69 new ads). This recent week of new ads is the lowest level since early June. The graph below shows that the statewide over the week declines echoes the U.S. level shifts. Though down over the past two weeks, Connecticut's overall new ad count is 16% above levels from 52 weeks ago.

During the week ending August 20th, 2022, the total ad decrease of -1,687 new ads or -17% is the net result of decreases in 19 of 21 industries. More than half of the weekly decline occurred in five industries: Health Care & Social Assistance (-299 new ads), Finance & Insurance (-190 new ads), Retail Trade (-153 new ads), Accommodation & Food Service (-140 new ads), and Educational Services (-133 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 1,969 new ads or -20%%. 18 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest decrease occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-458 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-384 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (-181 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Manufacturing. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. 13 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Parexel (+121 new ads), Walmart / Sam's (+66 new ads), and United States Xpress Enterprises Inc. (+53 new ads). The largest weekly declines among the 14 decreasing employers include Yale-New Haven Health System (-87 New Ads), Trinity Health (-65 new ads), and Cigna Corp. (-52 new ads). Over four weeks, 16 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 8 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at Parexel (+74 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at KPMG (-59 new ads).

August 20th 2022 HWOL (PDF)

August 20th HWOL 2022 (Word Doc)

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August 19th August 13th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 13th, there were 9,759 new postings, down 2,604 new ads or -21%% over the week. Employers with large over the week increases include Yale-New Haven Health System (-183 new ads), PricewaterhouseCoopers (-115 new ads), and Deloitte (-109 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (-155new ads), Registered Nurses (-110 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (-86 new ads). This recent week of new ads is the lowest level in 6 weeks and follows the highest on record. Though down from recent weeks, the week ending August 13th, 2022 is up 44% from 52 weeks ago.

During the week ending August 13th, 2022, the total ad decrease of -2,604 new ads or -21% is the net result of decreases in 14 of 21 industries. More than Half of the weekly decrease occurred in three industries: Health Care & Social Assistance (-764 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (-362 new ads), and Retail Trade (-294 new ads). The 7 increasing industries grew by a combined 138 new ads, with the largest occurring at Accommodation & Food Services (+54 new ads), Educational Services (-32 new ads), and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (+25 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 1,347 new ads or -12%. 20 of 25 industries had 4 week declines, the largest decrease occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-366 new ads). The largest 4 week industry increase occurred in Educational Services (+107 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. 14 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Trinity Health (+64 new ads), Aya Healthcare (+46 new ads), and Lincoln Financial Group (+37 new ads). The 14 increasing employers in the top 25 grew by a combined 395 new ads, one was unchanged, and the 10 decreasing ads fell by a combined 588 new ads. The largest decreases over the week include Yale-New Haven Health System (-183 new ads) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (-115 new ads). Over four weeks, 20 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 4 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at Fidelity Brokerage Services (+101 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at CVS Health (-58 new ads).

August 13th 2022 HWOL (PDF)

August 13th HWOL 2022 (Word Doc)

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August 16th State of Connecticut Occupational Projections: 2020 - 2030
Every two years, the State of Connecticut's Department of Labor Office of Research economists create ten year industry employment forecasts. We examine historical trends and other people's forecasts to help project Connecticut's employment changes between 2020 and 2030. These forecasts are used in conjunction with occupational forecasts to help students decide on careers, schools decide on training programs, businesses decide on strategic plans, and governments decide on budgets and services.
2020 - 2030
August 16th State of Connecticut Projections by Major Groups: 2020 - 2030
You can find detailed job descriptions for all occupations, number employed in the base year and the projected year, total job openings, openings by growth, occupations in demand, Connecticut occupational employment and wages, minimum education required plus: Search for training courses available in Connecticut using our Education & Training in Connecticut, Search employer information ~ source provided by Data Axeldata, Connecticut job search using CareerOneStop sponsored by the U.S. DOL ETA
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August 16th State of Connecticut Industry Projections: 2020 - 2030
Current and Projected Employment by Industry.
2020 - 2030
August 12th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 120,008 in July 2022, Up 10% from June 2022.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (23,055 postings), Finance and Insurance (11,612 posting), Retail Trade (10,936 postings), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (10,446 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (5,548 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,321 postings), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (2,860 postings), and Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,559).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

August 2022 HWOL (PDF)

August 2022 HWOL (Powerpoint Doc)

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August 12th August 6th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 6th, there were 12,363 new postings, up 1,223 new ads or +11%% over the week. Employers with large over the week increases include Yale-New Haven Health System (+169 new ads), Fidelity Brokerage Services (+92 new ads), and CVS Health (+83 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week increases include Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (+174 new ads), Childcare Workers (-85 new ads), Statisticians (+80 new ads), and Pharmacists (+80 new ads). This recent week of new ads is the highest on record, narrowly surpassing the previous high of 12,336 that occurred the week ending May 7th, 2022.

During the week ending August 6th, 2022, the total ad increase of 1,223 new ads or +11% is the net result of increases in 14 of 21 industries. Half of the weekly increase occurred in three industries: Finance & Insurance (+227 new ads), Retail Trade (+213 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (+156 new ads). Some of the largest percent increases include Real Estate (+78% or +100 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (+60% or +156 new ads), and Information (+41% or +95 new ads). During this week of overall gain, 7 industries had new ad decreases. These ranged from a 15 ad decline in both Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services and Health Care & Social Assistance, to a 60 ad decline in Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. 20 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Yale-New Haven Health System (+169 new ads), Fidelity Brokerage Services (+92 new ads), and CVS Health (+83 new ads). The largest decreases over the week include Hartford Healthcare (-203 new ads) and Deloitte (-137 new ads). Over four weeks, 24 employers in the top 25 had increases, the only decline was at Deloitte (-177 new ads). The largest four week increases occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (+295 new ads) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (+127 new ads).

August 6th 2022 HWOL (PDF)

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August 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 1.3 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 8.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The gasoline index fell 7.7 percent in July and offset increases in the food and shelter indexes, resulting in the all items index being unchanged over the month. The energy index fell 4.6 percent over the month as the indexes for gasoline and natural gas declined, but the index for electricity increased. The food index continued to rise, increasing 1.1 percent over the month as the food at home index rose 1.3 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in July, a smaller increase than in April, May, or June. The indexes for shelter, medical care, motor vehicle insurance, household furnishings and operations, new vehicles, and recreation were among those that increased over the month. There were some indexes that declined in July, including those for airline fares, used cars and trucks, communication, and apparel.

The all items index increased 8.5 percent for the 12 months ending July, a smaller figure than the 9.1-percent increase for the period ending June. The all items less food and energy index rose 5.9 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index increased 32.9 percent for the 12 months ending July, a smaller increase than the 41.6-percent increase for the period ending June. The food index increased 10.9 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending May 1979.

July 2022 Consumer Price Index (PDF)
July 2022 Consumer Price Index
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August 8th 2021 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages (Statewide / County / LMA / WDA / Town)
Employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program.(three digit government data added)
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August 5th Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics by State / LMA / WDA - 2022
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2022 (xlsx) 1Q 2022
August 5th State of Connecticut NAICS Industry - Occupational Employment and Wages (OEWS)- 2022
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2022 (xlsx) 1Q 2022
August 1st August 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
August 2022 CT Economic Digest (PDF) August
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August 1st Covered Employment and Wages: A 2021 Annual Review - August 2022 Economic Digest article
According to the most recent data published by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, the number of jobs in Connecticut increased by 3.0 percent during 2021. The return of employees to work after the COVID shutdowns of 2020 was the primary cause for the increase. Total private industry employment, constituting 86.7 percent of the state's employment total, increased by 3.5 percent. Total government employment was relatively flat, declining 0.3 percent. It is important to note that this is a historical look at 2021 and it paints a less rosy picture of the economy than we know to be true based on 2022 data.

Average annual wages for all Connecticut jobs increased by 3.2 percent, to $77,839. Given the nation experienced a non-seasonally adjusted annual inflation rate of 4.7 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items (CPIAUCNS), most employees lost purchasing power even with the nominal wage increase. In 2021, private sector wages increased by 3.2 percent to $78,820; government wages increased 2.7 percent to $71,462.

Like 2020, new business establishment creation was up significantly compared to pre-pandemic, as new firms continue to explore new opportunities. New business starts were 15,292 in 2021, compared to 12,747 in 2020. Overall, establishments rose to 133,921 in 2021, an increase of 5.4 percent over 2020. Total private establishments represented nearly all of the increase, reaching 130,547 in 2021. Government worksites increased 0.2 percent in the state, from 3,368 in 2020 to 3,374 in 2021 [ read more ]

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July 29th Business Employment Dynamics 4Q2021
Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data published quarterly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks employment change at the establishment level and reveals the underlying dynamics of net employment change. The data include gross employment change, business expansion/contraction, establishment birth/death, and is available at sector level.

From October 2021 to December 2021, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 96,125, an increase of 2,373 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 75,282, a decrease of 7,189 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 20,843 jobs in the private sector. This net increase follows a 11,281 net increase during the third quarter of 2021.

Net employment change reached a low of -205,121 during the second quarter of 2020. The combined net change for the six quarters of subsequent data through the fourth quarter of 2021 is 147,825 jobs.

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July 29th July 23rd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 23rd, there were 10,041 new postings, down 1,065 new ads or -10% over the week. Employers with large over the week decreases include Capital One (-138 new ads), Thrieworks (-111 new ads), and ConnectRN (-92 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Retail Salespersons (-77 new ads), Pharmacy Technicians (-69 new ads), and Real Estate Sales Agents (-52 new ads). Though down over the week, weekly new ads have been over 10,000 for three weeks in a row. The last time the state had 3 weeks over 10,000 was May 2022. With one week to go in the month, the four weeks ending in July have averaged 10,286 new ads per week.

During the week ending July 23rd, 2022, the total ad decrease of 1,065 new ads or -10% is the net result of decreases in 15 of 21 industries. This 10% top-line decrease overlays larger industry level change. 13 industries had decreases of 12% or more and 8 had decreases of over 20%. The largest decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-309 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (-178 new ads). The 6 industries with increasing ads over the week had a combined 237 new ad increase, with over half that occurring in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+74 new ads) and Educational Services (+51 new ads). Over four weeks, total new ads are up 16% or +1,348 new ads. Fourteen industries had four week increases, one was unchanged, and six had decreases. The Largest four week gains include Pro., Sci., & Tech Services (+521 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (+245 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (+239 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. 16 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include PricewaterhouseCoopers (+133 new ads), Stamford Hospital (+94 new ads), and Starbucks Coffee Company (+88 new ads). The largest decreases over the week include Capital One (-138 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-85 new ads). Over four weeks, 16 employers in the top 25 had increases and 9 had decreases. The largest four week increase was Deloitte (+291 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Community Health Center (-230 new ads).

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July 26th 4Q2021 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / Towns / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market Areas, Connecticut Towns and Workforce Development Areas.
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July 22nd July 16th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 16th, there were 11,106 new postings, up 375 new ads or +3% over the week. Employers with large over the week increases include Thriveworks, Connectrn, and Yale-New Haven Health Network. Employers with the largest new ad decrease over the week include The Home Depot, Masonicare Corp., and Walmart/Sam's. Occupations with the largest over the week increases include Pharmacy Technicians (+78 new ads), Restaurant Cooks (+51 new ads), and Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers (+49 new ads). This weekly new ad level is the 7th week of 2022 over 10,000 new ads and over twice the level from a year ago. Compared to a year ago, the industries up the most new ads include Health Care & Social Assistance (+1,328 new ads over 52 weeks), Pro., Sci., & Tech. (+733 news over 52 weeks), and Finance & Insurance (+685 new ads over 52 weeks).

During the week ending July 16th, 2022, the total ad increase of 375 new ads or +3% is the net result of increases in 14 of 21 industries. This slight top-line gain overlays larger industry level change. The 14 increasing industries were up a combined 1,284 new ads, with the largest gains occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+235 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech., (+167 new ads) and Manufacturing (+161 new ads). The 7 decreasing industries were down a combined 909 new ads, with most of that occurring in Accommodation & Food Services (-381 new ads) and Retail Trade (-375 new ads). Over four weeks, total new ads are up 17% or +1,605 new ads. Half of the four-week increase occurred in Pro., Sci., & Tech. (+347 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (+238 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+236 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. 22 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Thriveworks (+104 new ads), Connectrn (+90 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+78 new ads). Over four weeks, 21 employers in the top 25 had increases and 4 had decreases. The largest four week increases include Deloitte (+342 new ads), Thriveworks (+116 new ads) and Masonic Corp. (+102 new ads).

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July 15th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 109,504 in June 2022, Up 3% from May 2022.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (22,150 postings), Finance and Insurance (10,501 posting), Retail Trade (10,294 postings), and Manufacturing (9,044 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (4,922 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,043 postings), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,336 postings), and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (2,335 posting).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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July 15th Connecticut's Short-Term Employment Outlook 2021-2023
The Connecticut Economy Two Years After the Start of the Pandemic
In much the same way that 2020 was drastically different than 2019, 2021 proved to be drastically different than 2020. The vaccine rollout and easing COVID restrictions last year helped the economy recover from the initial effects of the pandemic. Unemployment at the state and U.S. level fell precipitously, unemployment claims fell to record lows, and job openings spiked to record highs.

Amid these positive economic signals, several economic challenges persist, including geopolitical instability, the possibility of a COVID-case increase, rising energy costs, and inflation. These variables among others, both positive and negative, will all impact the continued economic recovery as we head towards 2023.

This annual outlook includes a detailed overview of the Connecticut labor market and recent economic trends. The concluding section includes a detailed review of the CT Department of Labor's employment projections through 2023.

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July 15th July 9th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 9nd, there were 10,731 new postings, up 1,459 new ads or +16% over the week. Five industries had over a thousand new ads or more, ranging between Finance & Insurance (1,001 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,897 new ads). These five industries with over a thousand new ads accounted for 6,927 or 65% of the total new ad count for the week. Employers with large over the week increases include Deloitte, Walmart/Sam's, and McDonald's. Occupations with the largest over the week increases Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (+381 new ads), Food Service Managers (+172 new ads), and Real Estate Sales Agents (+134 new ads).

During the week ending July 9th, 2022, the total ad increase of 1,459 new ads or +16% is the net result of increases in 12 of 21 industries. These 12 industries were up a combined 1,684 new ads, with the largest gains occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (+569 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech Services (+371 new ads), and Retail Trade (+261 new ads). The 9 declining industries fell by a combined 225 new ads and 8 of those 9 fell by 41 new ads or less. Over four weeks, ads were down by 1,193 new ads. The largest industry declines include Manufacturing (-385 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-321 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-310 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. 20 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Deloitte (+286 new ads), Walmart / Sam's (+128 new ads), and Yellow (+120 new ads). Over four weeks, 19 employers in the top 25 had increases, two were unchanged, and 4 had decreases. The largest four week increases include Deloitte (-241 new ads), Walmart / Sam's (-129 new ads) and Yellow (-123 new ads).

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July 13th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.3 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 1.0 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 9.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The increase was broad-based, with the indexes for gasoline, shelter, and food being the largest contributors. The energy index rose 7.5 percent over the month and contributed nearly half of the all items increase, with the gasoline index rising 11.2 percent and the other major component indexes also rising. The food index rose 1.0 percent in June, as did the food at home index.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.7 percent in June, after increasing 0.6 percent in the preceding two months. While almost all major component indexes increased over the month, the largest contributors were the indexes for shelter, used cars and trucks, medical care, motor vehicle insurance, and new vehicles. The indexes for motor vehicle repair, apparel, household furnishings and operations, and recreation also increased in June. Among the few major component indexes to decline in June were lodging away from home and airline fares.

The all items index increased 9.1 percent for the 12 months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending November 1981. The all items less food and energy index rose 5.9 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index rose 41.6 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending April 1980. The food index increased 10.4 percent for the 12-months ending June, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 1981.

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July 8th July 2nd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 2nd, there were 9,272 new postings, up 579 new ads or +7% over the week. The graph below illustrates the large week-to-week swings present at the U.S. and state level. Connecticut's over the week 7% increase is driven by increases Transportation & Warehousing, Retail Trade, and Information. Employers with large over the week increases include Masonicare, The Home Depot, and FedEx. Occupations with the largest over the week increases include Heavy & Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers (+201 new ads), Retail Salespersons (+146 new ads), and Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses (+105 new ads). The most recent weekly new ads total down 7% from a year ago, the first week ending in July 2021 was one of the highest weekly counts of 2021.

During the week ending July 2nd, 2022, the total ad increase of 579 new ads or +7% is the net result of increases in 12 of 21 industries. These 12 industries were up a combined 985 new ads, with the largest gains occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+355 new ads), Retail Trade (+218 new ads), and Information (+103 new ads). The 6 declining industries fell by a combined 406 new ads, with the largest drop occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (-181 new ads) and Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (-91 new ads). Over four weeks, the total increase of 2,425 new ads is the result of gains in all but 2 industries. More than half of the four-week increase occurred in four industries, Retail Trade (+377 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+369 new ads), Finance & Insurance (+332 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (+279 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. 15 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases, 1 was unchanged, and 9 declined. Over four weeks, 22 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 2 had decreases. The employer with the largest increase over both one and four weeks was Masonicare Corp., up 201 new ads over the week and up 203 over four weeks. The top-25 employer with the largest over the week decrease was Community Health Center, down 211 new ads from a week ago.

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July 7th Business and Employment Changes Announced in the News Media
Lists start-ups, expansions, recruitments, career fairs, staff reductions, and layoffs reported by the media, both current and future. The report provides company name, the number of workers involved, date of the action, the principal product or service of the company, a brief synopsis of the action, and the source and date of the media article.
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July 6th July 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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July 6th Connecticut's 2021 Housing Market: Hitting New Highs - July 2022 Economic Digest article #1
Connecticut's post-pandemic housing market momentum continued into 2021, with home sales and values continuing to rise as COVID restrictions eased. Home prices exceeded 2020 levels to reach a new high, and the number of units sold increased year over year as well. However, rising mortgage rates and low inventory may be a headwind that checks the market in 2022.

Housing Production
Census Bureau data shows that cities and towns in Connecticut authorized 4,651 single and multifamily homes with a total valuation of $1.22 billion in 2021. Despite the dynamic market, this was a 15% decline from the 5,471 units in 2020. The decrease was driven by 45% fewer permits for multifamily housing compared to 2020 levels; permits for single family structures increased by 17% over 2020, perhaps reflecting changing living preferences.

Connecticut issued 2,941 single family permits which accounted for 63% of the total number of units authorized, the highest share in ten years. Only 32% were multifamily (5 units or more), breaking the recent trend of higher production of multifamily housing. New Haven (299), Milford (199), and Darien (159) had the highest number of permits, most of which were for multifamily housing. Southington (104), Bristol (94), and Greenwich (87) led the way in single family housing authorizations. [ read more ]

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July 6th Transit Bus and Rail Ridership Trends - July 2022 Economic Digest article #2
With transit bus and rail ridership nearing pre-pandemic levels, the return of passengers to Connecticut's public transportation systems is on an upward trajectory. This stands in contrast to ridership trends from 2017 to 2020 shown in Charts 1 and 2. Chart 1 shows the number of unlinked passenger trips1 for each of CT Transit's2 divisions. Passenger trip decreases from 2019 to 2020 range from 7.2% in Waterbury to 17% in the New Britain division. The Hartford division that operates and manages 30% of the state's transit buses experienced a 17% ridership reduction. Pandemic-induced ridership declines in the nine transit districts outside of CT Transit's divisions (Chart 2) ranged from 63.3% for the Mashantucket-Pequot system to a low of 3.9% in the Northwestern Transit District (NWCTD). The two highest ridership districts, the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority (GBT) with 4.2 million boardings in 2020, and the Norwalk Transit District with 1.1 million boardings had 20.2% and 18.1% fewer riders than in 2019. The outlier among these regions is the Windham Region Transit District whose nearly 25% ridership increase may be attributable to its concentration of employers whose operations depend on in-person work. [ read more ]
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July 1st June 25th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 25th, there were 8,693 new postings, down 808 new ads or -9% over the week. This new ad count is the lowest level since mid-April. 48 percent of the one week decline occurred in three industries: Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Manufacturing. The largest occupational decreases occurred in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses (-144 new ads), Marketing Managers (-46 new ads), and Retail Salesperson (-42 new ads). Employers with the largest decrease over the week include Eversource (-96 new ads), Hartford Public Schools (-84 new ads), and ASML (-76 new ads). Though down overall, hundreds of employers in the state added new ads over the week, including Community Health Center Inc. (+287 new ads), Amazon (+129 new ads), and Anthem Blue Cross (+111 new ads). The most recent weekly new ads total is up 35% from a year ago, which had 6,435 new ads during the week ending 6/26/21.

During the week ending June 25th, the total ad decline of 808 new ads or -9% is the net result of declines in 14 of 21 industries. The largest industry declines occurred in Educational Services (-184 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-104 new ads), and Manufacturing (-101 new ads). Among the five increasing industries, the largest occurred in Other Services (+110 new ads or +78%). Over four weeks, the total decline of 1,146 new ads overlays 14 industry decreases and 7 increases. The largest four week decreases occurred in Pro., Sci., & Tech Services (-237 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-231 new ads), and Information (-220 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. 14 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases, 1 was unchanged, and 10 declined. Over four weeks, 18 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 6 had decreases. The employer with the largest increase over both one and four weeks was Community Health Center, Inc., up 287 new ads over the week and up 299 over four weeks.

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June 27th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 24th June 18th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 18th, there were 9,501 new postings, down 2,423 new ads or -20% over the week. The most recent weekly new ad total drop is the fourth largest weekly drop of 2022 and follows the largest over the week increase in the graph shown below. Four Industries comprised a combined 49 percent of this overall increase; Finance & Insurance, Manufacturing, Pro., Sci. & Tech. Services, and Retail Trade. Employers with the largest over-the-week decrease include Amazon (-212 new ads), Panera Bread (-126 new ads), and Domino's Pizza (-98 new ads). Occupations with the largest ad decrease over the week include Driver/Sales Workers (-207 new ads), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Reps (-89 new ads), and Customer Service Representatives (-61 new ads). This most recent week though down over the week is up 46 percent from a year ago.

During the week ending June 18th, the total ad decline of 2,423 new ads or -20% is the net result of declines in all but two industries. The largest industry declines occurred in Finance & Insurance (-375 new ads), Manufacturing (-300 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-271 new ads). Over four weeks, every industry was down a combined 1,616 new ads, 16 of 21 industries decreased, and 5 increased. The most recent four-week change is a reversal of a week ago, which had 16 of 21 industries increasing and 5 decreasing over four weeks. The largest four week decreases occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-259 new ads), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-246 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-180 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Manufacturing. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. 16 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases, 1 was unchanged, and 8 declined. Over four weeks, 22 employers in the top 25 had increases and 3 had decreases. The largest increase over four weeks was Capital One (+153 new ads). The State of Connecticut and Walgreens both had the largest four week declines, down 13 jobs.

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June 20th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 17th June 11th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 11th, there were 11,924 new postings, up 5,077 new ads or +74% over the week. The most recent weekly new ad total is a rebound from the prior week, which was the lowest level since mid-April. This one-week increase shifted total new ads to the third highest level of the 2022 and 928 ads below the early May series high of 12,852 new ads. Three Industries comprised a combined 39 percent of this overall increase; Health Care & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Manufacturing. Employers with the largest over-the-week increase include Capital One (+242 new ads) and Amazon (+148 new ads). Occupations with the largest ad increase over the week include Driver/Sales Workers (+214 new ads), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Reps (+132 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (+128 new ads). This one week increase of just over five thousand job ads is the largest shown in the graph below. The graph also shows that the swings experienced in Connecticut echo large shifts at the US level.

During the week ending June 11th, the total ad increase of 5,077 or +74% is the net result of over the week increases in every industry and follows a total drop of 2,992 during the week ending June 4th. Every industry had over the week new ad increases of 32% or more. Some of the largest percent increases among industries with large total counts include Educational Services (+194% or +343 new ads), Finance & Insurance (+90% or +620 new ads), and Manufacturing (+79% or +475 new ads). Over four weeks, 16 of 21 industries increased and 5 decreased. The largest four week increases occurred in Finance & Insurance (+298 new ads), Manufacturing (+281 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+280 new ads). The five declining industries fell by a combined 465 new ads over four weeks, most of that drop occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (-320 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Business Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. 23 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and one declined. Over four weeks, 18 employers in the top 25 had increases and 7 had decreases. The largest of each over four weeks were Amazon (+219 new ads) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (-269 new ads).

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June 10th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 106,633 in May 2022, Up 8% from April 2022.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (18,829 postings), Finance and Insurance (11,487 posting), Retail Trade (9,607 postings), and Manufacturing (8,750 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (4,499 postings), Retail Salespersons (2,865 postings), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,288 postings), and Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (2,258 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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June 10th June 4th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 4th, there were 6,847 new postings, down 2,992 new ads or -30% over the week. Three Industries comprised a combined third of this overall drop; Finance & Insurance, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Accommodation & Food Services. Employers with the largest over-the-week drop include Starbucks Coffee (-136 new ads), Deloitte (-114 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (-85 new ads). The most recent weekly total is the lowest level since mid-April and the 5th lowest level of 2022. The one week change of -2,992 is the largest one week drop since the last week of December 2021, which was down 3,323 from a week prior. Though down over the week, total new ads are up 9% from a year ago. During the week of June 5th 2021 there were 6,294 new ads and during the week of June 6th 2020 there were 4,326 new ads. During the pre-pandemic first week of June 2019, there were 2,760 total new ads.

During the week ending June 4th, the total ad decrease of -2,992 or -30% is the net result of declines in 20 out of 21 industries. The largest over the week drops occurred in Finance & Insurance (-438 new ads or -39%), Health Care & Soc. Asst. (-302 new ads or -18%), and Accommodation & Food Services (-262 new ads or -41%). Among the 21 industries, the only over the week increase occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+33 new ads or +17%). Over four weeks all but one industry had declines, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-744 new ads or -36%) and Finance & Insurance (-718 new ads or -51%). Over four weeks the only industry without a decline was Management, which was unchanged.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 15 had over the week ad increases and 10 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Trellix Incorporated (+86 new ads), Amazon (+58), and Marrakech Inc (+52 new ads). The largest decreases in the top 25 include Yale-New Haven Health System (-85 new ads), PricewaterhouseCoopers (-69 new ads), and Capital One (-51 new ads).

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June 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.0 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 8.6 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The increase was broad-based, with the indexes for shelter, gasoline, and food being the largest contributors. After declining in April, the energy index rose 3.9 percent over the month with the gasoline index rising 4.1 percent and the other major component indexes also increasing. The food index rose 1.2 percent in May as the food at home index increased 1.4 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in May, the same increase as in April. While almost all major components increased over the month, the largest contributors were the indexes for shelter, airline fares, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles. The indexes for medical care, household furnishings and operations, recreation, and apparel also increased in May.

The all items index increased 8.6 percent for the 12 months ending May, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981. The all items less food and energy index rose 6.0 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index rose 34.6 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending September 2005. The food index increased 10.1 percent for the 12-months ending May, the first increase of 10 percent or more since the period ending March 1981.

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June 3rd May 28th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 28th, there were 9,839 new postings, down 1,278 new ads or -11% over the week. The largest industry decreases occurred in Health Care/Social Assistance, Educational Services, and Manufacturing. These three industries accounted for 42 percent of the overall over the week decrease. Employers with the largest decreases over the week include Panera Bread (-126 new ads), Domino's Pizza (-98 new ads), and The Home Depot (-63 new ads). Increasing employers include Starbucks (+131 new ads), Deloitte (+130 new ads), and CBRE Group (+96 new ads). The average weekly new ad count for the weeks ending in May 2022 was 10,996, which is the highest on record and 44% above the May 2021 average of weekly new ads.

During the week ending May 28th, the total ad decrease of -1,278 or -11% is the net result of change within 13 decreasing and 8 increasing industries. The largest over the week decreases among the 13 decreasing industries were Health Care & Social Assistance (-298 new ads or -15%), Educational Services (-126 new ads or -28%), and Manufacturing (-112 new ads or -13%). The two industries with the largest increase over the week were Real Estate (+128 new ads or +89%) and Information (+119 new ads or +55%). Though down over the week, the week ending May 28th is 283 ads or 3.0% higher than four weeks ago. The largest four week industry increase occurred in Retail Trade (+154 new ads or +22%) and the largest four week decrease occurred in Manufacturing (-281 new ads or -27%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Last week, the top 25 employers accounted for 16 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week ad increases and 5 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Starbucks Coffee Company (+131 new ads), Deloitte (+130), and CBRE Group (+96 new ads). The largest decreases in the top 25 include UnitedHealth (-42 new ads), Walgreen Boots Alliance (-24 new ads), and KPMG (-20 new ads).

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May 28th
2022
June 1st June 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
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June 1st 2021 Unemployment Rate by Town - June 2022 Economic Digest article #1
In 2021, the annual average statewide unemployment rate was 6.3%, down from 7.8% in 2020. As the labor force bounced back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all 169 municipalities experienced a decrease in their unemployment rate last year.

2020 to 2021
The unemployment rate in all 169 cities and towns in the state fell in 2021. Cornwall had the lowest unemployment rate of 3.7%, while the residents of Hartford experienced the highest rate of 11.0% last year (see table on page 3 for the complete town data). Overall, a total of 134 cities and towns had jobless rates below the 2021 statewide figure of 6.3%, 31 had rates above it, and 4 had rates equal to it. By comparison, 127 cities and towns had rates below the 2020 statewide average of 7.8%, 39 above it, and 3 were the same.

Of the five largest cities in the state with a 2010 Census population of 100,000 or more, Stamford had the lowest unemployment rate of 5.7% in 2021. Hartford posted the highest jobless rate among the large cities at 11.0%. All five cities experienced over-the-year unemployment rate decreases. [ read more ]

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June 1st Job Openings Growth and the Tight Labor Market in Connecticut - June 2022 Economic Digest article #2
As the global economy recovers from the tumultuous impacts of COVID-19, its continued effect on labor markets is illustrated by a look at the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The JOLTS survey provides information on labor demand and turnover at the U.S., regional, and most recently at the state levels.1 This information includes estimates of job openings, new hires, layoffs, quits, and other labor market movements.

In the year before the early 2020 COVID-recession, the economy had a tight labor market. The unemployment rate was below 4% and the U.S. and Northeast both had more openings than unemployed workers throughout the year. Figure 1 shows the number of job openings per unemployed worker from early 2019 through March 2022. This ratio experienced an unprecedented decline during early 2020. In February 2020, Connecticut had 1.05 job openings per unemployed worker, a level in line with the Northeast (1.07). The U.S. rate was higher. Two months later, as COVID-related unemployment spiked, there were only 0.33 openings per unemployed worker in Connecticut and 0.20 in both the Northeast and U.S. Put another way, in April 2020, there were three unemployed workers per opening in the state, and five unemployed workers per opening in the Northeast and U.S. [ read more ]

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May 31st Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 30th
2022
May 27th May 21st 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 21st, there were 11,117 new postings, up 947 new ads or +9% over the week. The largest industry increases occurred in Accommodation/Food Service, Finance/Insurance, and Educational Services. These three industries accounted for half of the overall over the week increase. Employers with the largest increases include Panera Bread (+123 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (+109 new ads) and Domino's Pizza (+98 new ads). The first three weeks ending in May have all been over 10,000 new ads per week. This is the highest sustained period of new ad counts on record.

During the week ending May 21st, the total ad increase of 974 or +9% is the net result of change within 13 increasing and 8 decreasing industries. The largest over the week increases among the 13 increasing industries were Accommodation & Food Services (+266 new ads or +60%), Finance & Insurance (+103 new ads or +10%), and Educational Services (+101 new ads or +29%). The employers with the most ads in those industries respectively were Panera Bread, UnitedHealth Group, and Yale University. The two industries with the largest declines over the week were Transportation and Warehousing (-358 new ads or -58%) and Retail Trade (-210 new ads or -19%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads, down from 21 percent a week ago. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increases and 11 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Panera Bread (+123 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (+109), and Domino's Pizza (+98 new ads). The largest decreases in the top 25 include PricewaterhouseCoopers (-286 new ads), CVS Health (-38 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (-33 new ads).

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May 21st
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May 20th May 14th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 14th, there were 10,170 new postings, down 2,668 new ads or -21% over the week. This statewide decline is echoed by a comparable 20% Nationwide decline. Nearby states of New York, Rhode Island, and New York had respective declines of -12%, -41%, and -17%. Within Connecticut, the largest industry decreases occurred in Finance/Insurance, Accommodation/Food Service, and Transportation/Warehousing. These three industries accounted for 40 percent of the overall over the week decline. Employers with the largest decreases include Capital One (-364 new ads), Travelers (-161 new ads) and Great Clips (-88 new ads). These three employers with the largest over the week decline also had the largest increases a week ago. The table below shows that both the United States and Connecticut had large decreases over the week. Despite the large decline, the current statewide level is the third highest week of 2022 and 35% above levels from a year ago.

During the week ending May 14th, the total ad decrease of 2,668 or -21% is the net result of change within 18 decreasing and 3 increasing industries. Half of the decreasing industries fell by 100 or more new ads. The three industries with over the week increases grew by a combined 228 new ads, most of that occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+175 new ads). Over four weeks, total ads were up 51.3% and the result of gains in 17 industries and four week losses in 4 industries. The largest four week industry increases occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+587 new ads), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+537 new ads), and Retail Trade (+523 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week ad increases and 9 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was PricewaterhouseCoopers (+292 new ads), Walmart/Sam's (+84), and Companions & Homemakers (+65 new ads). The largest decreases in the top 25 include Capital One (-364 new ads), Travelers (-161 new ads), and Raytheon (-62 new ads).

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May 14th
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May 13th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 98,465 in April 2022, down 13.5% from March 2022.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (19,374 postings), Finance and Insurance (10,009 posting), Retail Trade (9,102 postings), and Manufacturing (8,088 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (5,750 postings), Retail Salespersons (2,785 postings), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,144 postings), and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (2,036 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 13th May 7th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 7th, there were 12,838 new postings, up 3,282 new ads or +34% over the week. This is the second highest one-week increase this year, the largest being the +3,695 or +44.9% increase during the week ending March 5th. The largest industry increase occurred in Transportation & Warehousing, up 718 to 902 new ads. Most of that industry change is due to a 661 new job ad increase for the Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers, which had 739 new ads, up from 78 a week ago. That occupation represents 23% of the total new ad increase for the week. Employers with the largest increases include Capital One (+122 new ads), Travelers (+92 new ads) and Great Clips (+88 new ads). The table below shows that both the United States and Connecticut had large over the week increases. This current statewide level is the highest on record and 52% higher than weekly levels from a year ago.

During the week ending May 7th, the total ad increase of 3,282 new ads or 34% is the net result of change within 16 increasing, one unchanged, and 4 decreasing industries. Among increasing industries, 9 were up 100 or more over the week and four had increases of 300 or more. The largest over the week increases occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+718 new ads), Health Care & Social Asst. (+425 new ads), Retail Trade (+416 new ads), and Accom. & Food Services (+300 new ads). These four industries accounted for 56 percent of the total over the week increase. The employers with the most ads in those four industries respectively were United Parcel Service (96 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (93 new ads), Walmart/Sam's Club (114 new ads), and Panera Bread (72 new ads). The four decreasing industries fell by a combined 189 new ads. Manufacturing had the largest over the week decline, down 113 new ads.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week ad increases and 4 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Capital One (+122 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Yale-New Haven Health System (-77 new ads). Over four weeks, 24 of 25 employers shown above had increases, the largest being Travelers (+159 new ads), Great Clips (+91 new ads), and United Parcel Service (+89 new ads).

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May 7th
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May 11th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in April on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 1.2 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 8.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the indexes for shelter, food, airline fares, and new vehicles were the largest contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index rose 0.9 percent over the month as the food at home index rose 1.0 percent. The energy index declined in April after rising in recent months. The index for gasoline fell 6.1 percent over the month, offsetting increases in the indexes for natural gas and electricity.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in April following a 0.3-percent advance in March. Along with indexes for shelter, airline fares, and new vehicles, the indexes for medical care, recreation, and household furnishings and operations all increased in April. The indexes for apparel, communication, and used cars and trucks all declined over the month.

The all items index increased 8.3 percent for the 12 months ending April, a smaller increase than the 8.5-percent figure for the period ending in March. The all items less food and energy index rose 6.2 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index rose 30.3 percent over the last year, and the food index increased 9.4 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending April 1981.

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May 11th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 9th
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May 6th April 30th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 30th, there were 9,556 new postings, up 305 new ads or +3% over the week. This is the second highest level of the past 12 weeks. This top line growth was driven by large increases in Manufacturing, Health Care, and Educational Services, which had over the week gains of 119 or more new ads. The total increase was tempered by large over the week drops in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. Those three industries fell by 162 or more new ads. Employers with the largest increases include Raytheon (+142 new ads), Siemens (+125 new ads) and Travelers (+97 new ads). The week ending April 30th is the fifth that ended that during that month. The April 2022 average of weekly new ads was 8,652, which is the second highest in over a year and 46% higher than corresponding April 2021 levels. The weeks in April ranged between a high of 9,556 (ending April 30th) and a low of 6,837 (ending April 16th).

During the week ending April 30th, the total ad increase of 305 new ads is the net result of change within 13 increasing and 8 decreasing. The 13 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,124 new ads. More than half of that combined increase occurred in Manufacturing (+385 new ads) and Health Care (+316 new ads). The eight decreasing industries fell by a combined 819 new ads. The largest industry decreases occurred within Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-419 new ads) and Retail Trade (-185 new ads). Over four weeks, new ads were up 410 postings and the result of 10 increasing and 11 decreasing industries. The largest of each over four weeks were Finance & Insurance (+348 new ads) and Health Care (-143 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week ad increases and 4 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Raytheon (+142 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was PricewaterhouseCoopers (-560 new ads). Over four weeks, 23 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 2 had decreases. The largest of each was Capital One (+343 new ads) and Yale University (-26 new ads).

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April 30th
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May 2nd May 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
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May 2nd Short-Term Employment Projections Through 2023 - May 2022 Economic Digest article
CURRENT SITUATION
The past two years have been a period of unprecedented economic change during which labor markets adapted to COVID-19 mitigation. In early 2020, the US economy had a 2-month recession, the shortest on record.1 Employment peaked in February at 152.5 million and fell by 22 million two months later. Employment began to quickly rebound and more than half of the 22 million jobs lost were recovered by September 2022. The most recent month of data marks two years from the February 2020 pre-COVID employment peak and show that the current employment level has recovered 92.8% of jobs lost nationwide during the recession.

Figure 1 shows the impact of the COVID-19 recession and recovery on northeast states through March 2022. Every northeast state had 2020 percent losses that were steeper than the U.S. Connecticut's 17% decline was the second lowest in the Northeast. Adjacent states of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island had respective drops of 18.4%, 20.2%, and 21.3%. In the two years since the February 2020 peak, Connecticut has recovered 81.8% of the jobs lost during the COVID-recession, more than New York (76.4%), but less than Massachusetts (87.1%) and Rhode Island (85.1%). [ read more ]

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April 29th April 23rd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 23rd, there were 9,251 new postings, up 2,528 new ads or +38% over the week. More than half of this increase occurred in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+678 new ads), Finance & Insurances (+445 new ads), and Retail Trade (+311 new ads). The employers with the most new ads include PricewaterhouseCoopers (689 new ads), Capital One (535 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (122 new ads). This new ad increase follows a one-week dip during the week ending April 16th to 6,837 new ads. The other three weeks in April 2022 ranged between 8,488-9,251 new ads. April 2021 had a similar one-week dip. Ads reached an April 2021 low of 4,189 during the week ending April 10th, 2021 and ranged between 6,187-6,959 during the other three weeks. These dips may relate to an ad posting slowdown around major religious holidays that occur in April. The four weeks ending in April 2022 averaged 8,426 new ads and the past three months are among the top four highest monthly averages shown in the graph below.

During the week ending April 23rd, the total ad increase of 2,528 new ads is the net result of change within 14 increasing, 5 decreasing, and two unchanged industries. The 14 increasing industries grew by a combined 2,561 new ads. 44 percent of that combined increase occurred in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+678 new ads) and Finance & Insurance (+445 new ads). The five decreasing industries fell by 12 new ads or less over the week. A third of industries had increases of over 50%, the largest being Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+142%) and Other Services (+101%). Over four weeks, new ads were up 733 postings. This top line increase overlays a combined 1,783 increase in 10 increasing industries and a combined 1,050 decrease at 11 industries. The largest of each over four weeks was +663 within Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services and -656 within Health Care & Social Assistance.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week ad increases and 3 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer over the week was PricewaterhouseCoopers (+683 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Yale-New Haven Health System (-66 new ads). Over four weeks, 17 of 25 employers shown above had increases, one was unchanged, and 7 had decreases. The largest of each was PricewaterhouseCoopers (+682 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-279 new ads).

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April 27th Business Employment Dynamics 3Q2021
Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data published quarterly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks employment change at the establishment level and reveals the underlying dynamics of net employment change. The data include gross employment change, business expansion/contraction, establishment birth/death, and is available at sector level.

From July 2021 to September 2021, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 93,752, an increase of 3,368 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 82,471, an increase of 2,322 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the third quarter of 2021, the difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 11,281 jobs in the private sector. This net increase follows a 10,235 net increase during the second quarter of 2021.

Net employment change reached a low of -205,121 during the second quarter of 2020. The combined net change for the five quarters of subsequent data through the third quarter of 2021 is 126,982 jobs.

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April 22nd Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on the Eastern Workforce Development Area including population and population density, labor force, employment and wages by industry sector, and new housing permits. In addition, detailed information on residents in need of workforce investment services such as high school dropouts, Medicaid recipients, adult probationers, Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) recipients, and other residents with barriers to employment.
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April 22nd April 16th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 16th, 2022, there were 6,723 new postings, down 1,775 new ads or -21% over the week. This new ad drop is the third largest of 2022, the two larger declines occurred during the weeks ending February 19th and March 12th. Those two weeks both were adjacent to weeks with gains of 1,400 or more. This most recent over the week decline wasn't the result of shifts within Health Care & Social Assistance, the industry with the most job ads. That industry was down 18 new ads or -1%. The three largest industry declines were Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Educational Services. The largest over the week employer declines in those industries were Capital One (-195 new ads), Tutored By Teachers (-100 new ads), and Walmart/Sam's (-42). At the national level, weekly new ads were down 15%. All but three U.S. states had over the week declines, the adjacent states of New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island fell by -4%, -11%, and -16% respectively.

During the week ending April 16th, the total ad decline of 1,775 new ads is the net result of change within 17 decreasing and 4 increasing industries. The 17 decreasing industries fell by a combined 1,842 new ads. Half of that drop occurring in four industries, Finance & Insurance (-344 new ads), Retail Trade (-255 new ads), Educational Services (-226 new ads), and Manufacturing (-97 new ads). The four increasing industries had over the week gains of 30 new ads or less. Over four weeks, new ads were down 1,917 postings. 17 industries had decreases and 4 had increases. The largest four week decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-554 new ads) and the largest increase occurred in Finance & Insurance (+170 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 12 had over the week ad increases, two were unchanged and 11 had decreases. The largest increasing top 25 employer over the week was Hartford Healthcare (+79 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Capital One (-195 new ads). Over four weeks, 19 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 6 had decreases. The largest of each was Capital One (+238 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-346 new ads).

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April 14th April 9th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 9th, 2022, there were 8,498 new postings, down 648 new ads or -7% over the week. The most recent week of new ads is down slightly over the week, but marks the 7th consecutive week above 8,200 new ads. Most industries had over the week change of under 100 new ads, the three exceptions being Finance & Insurance (+409 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-158 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (-429 new ads). The graph below illustrates how the monthly average of weekly new ads slumped from December to January and has been stronger in subsequent months. The total count of weekly job ads for the week ending April 9nd is double corresponding levels from a year ago (4,189 new ads on 4/10/21).

During the week ending April 9th, the total ad decline of 648 new ads is the net result of change within 13 decreasing and 8 increasing industries. The 13 decreasing industries fell by a combined 1,230 new ads, with a third of that occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (-429 new ads or -24%). The 8 increasing industries grew by a combined 582 new ads, with most of that occurring in Finance & Insurance (+409 new ads). The largest employers within the two largest decreasing and increasing industries were Yale-New Haven Health System (-64 new ads) and Capital One (+421 new ads). In Healthcare & Social Assistance, the occupation with the most ads was Registered Nurses (+222 new ads) and in Finance & Insurance, it was Bank Tellers (+24 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week ad increases and 8 had decreases. The largest increasing top 25 employer over the week was Capital One (+421 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Raytheon (-67 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 7 had decreases. The largest of each was Capital One (+340 new ads and Hartford Healthcare (-485 new ads).

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April 13th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 113,542 in March 2022, up 16% from February 2022.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (26,255 postings), Retail Trade (11,572 postings), Finance and Insurance (9,297 posting), and Manufacturing (8,031 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (9,464 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,041 postings), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,477 postings), and Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (2,435 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 13th Connecticut Learns and Works - Spring 2022 Breakfast Symposium
Opening and Welcome Remarks, Dante Bartolomeo, Commissioner, CT Department of Labor
Labor Market Information, Patrick Flaherty | Director, Office of Research, CT DOL
Education/CTE/Tech HS, Suzanne Loud, SDE
Engaging All Students in STEAM2: Emerging Technologies & Careers, Eileen Candels | Advanced Technology Outreach Coordinator, CCAT, Inc.
Kristi Oki | Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Design, Automation & Metrology

Free registration includes breakfast and a morning of lively discussions and networking - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecticut-learns-and-works-breakfast-symposium-tickets-298739547027

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April 20, 2022
April 12th Business and Employment Changes Announced in the News Media
Lists start-ups, expansions, recruitments, career fairs, staff reductions, and layoffs reported by the media, both current and future. The report provides company name, the number of workers involved, date of the action, the principal product or service of the company, a brief synopsis of the action, and the source and date of the media article.
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April 12th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.8 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 8.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the indexes for gasoline, shelter, and food were the largest contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The gasoline index rose 18.3 percent in March and accounted for over half of the all items monthly increase; other energy component indexes also increased. The food index rose 1.0 percent and the food at home index rose 1.5 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in March following a 0.5-percent increase the prior month. The shelter index was by far the biggest factor in the increase, with a broad set of other indexes also contributing, including those for airline fares, household furnishings and operations, medical care, and motor vehicle insurance. In contrast, the index for used cars and trucks fell 3.8 percent over the month.

The all items index continued to accelerate, rising 8.5 percent for the 12 months ending March, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981. The all items less food and energy index rose 6.5 percent, the largest 12-month change since the period ending August 1982. The energy index rose 32.0 percent over the last year, and the food index increased 8.8 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending May 1981.

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March
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April 11th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr. 11th
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April 8th 2021 Quarterly - Worksites/Firms by Size Class
Worksites is a count of firms, excluding government, that have only one location, plus a count of each location of firms that have operations in more than one location. The sum of the substate areas is less than the statewide total because some multi-location firms and others that don't have a physical location are coded as statewide and therefore have no substate area designation.
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April 8th April 2nd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 2nd, 2022, there were 9,146 new postings, up 628 new ads or +7.3% over the week. Connecticut's 7.3% growth slightly outpaces the 6.6% growth nationally and was driven by increases in Accommodation & Food Services, Educational Services, and Manufacturing. These three industries grew by a combined 532 new ads. Industries that tempered overall growth with declines include Health Care & Social Assistance, Real Estate, and Transpiration & Warehousing, which respectively fell by -197, -117, and -74 new ads. Employers that added the most ads over the week include The Home Depot (+84 new ads), Masonicaire Corp. (+70 new ads), and Raytheon (+64 new ads). The total count of weekly job ads for the week ending April 2nd is 31% above corresponding levels from a year ago.

During the week ending April 2nd, the total growth of 628 new ads is the net result of change within eleven increasing and ten decreasing industries. The eleven increasing industries grew by a combined 1,192 new ads, with most of that occurring in Accommodations & Food Services (+212 new ads) and Educational Services (+178 new ads). The ten decreasing industries fell by a combined 564 new ads, with the largest drops occurring in Healthcare & Social Assistance (-197 new ads) and Real Estate (-117 new ads). All but two industries had over the week percent shifts of 10% or more, one of the largest increases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (+87% or +59 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred in Utilities (-65% or -64 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week ad increases and 7 had decreases. The largest increasing employer over the week was The Home Depot (+84 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-311 new ads). Over four weeks, 20 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 5 had decreases. The largest of each was The Home Depot (+89 new ads and Hartford Healthcare (-1,906 new ads).

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April 4th April 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
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April 4th Connecticut Exports Rose in 2021 - April 2022 Economic Digest article #1
The impact of COVID-19 was greatly felt in 2020, marked by some of the largest reductions in trade since World War II. Economic disruptions, uncertainties, production and labor issues, supply chain reverberations, and reductions in supply and demand drove large international trade declines and increased trade costs.

With global leaders and businesses now looking to shift from a pandemic to endemic phase, new trade questions emerge. What does the post-COVID-19 trade map look like? What will be the long-term shift to mitigate risk and address supply disruptions? How will we reimagine the global economy? And importantly, have exports recovered to pre-pandemic levels?

The following is a review of the state's 2021 export performance and, where possible, pre-COVID-19 data comparisons are provided. [ read more ]

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April 4th Much Ado About Traffic Safety - April 2022 Economic Digest article #2
On the fifth day of spring 2020, Connecticut's roads became nearly deserted as the governor ordered that all but essential businesses and institutions stop in-person operations as a world-wide pandemic took hold. Despite near-universal compliance with the stay-at-home order, 301 people-the most since 2016-would die in motor vehicle crashes by year's end. The upward trend shown in the Crash Data Table continued through 2021 with traffic fatalities rising to 323. Connecticut's experience reflects the national trend in which motor-vehicle crashes killed 38,680 people in 2020. While traffic deaths across the US fell by 8% in the 2010's, pedestrian fatalities spiked by 42%. [ read more ]
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April 1st March 26th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 26th, 2022, there were 8,518 new postings, down 122 new ads from the week ending March 26th. This slight top-line decrease overlays larger shifts among the 21 major industry groups. 8 industries declined over the week by a combined -710 new ads, two were unchanged, and the 11 gaining industries had a combined 588 new ads increase. The largest industry decrease and increase respectively were Accommodation & Food Services (-117 new ads) and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (+159 new ads). The largest respective employer shifts among those two industries were Domino's Pizza (-11 new ads) and Berkshire Hathaway (+119 New Ads). The four weeks ending in March 2022 went from a March 5th series high of 12,707 new ads to the most recent week's 8,518 level. This is the largest intra-month spread since July 2021. The most recent 4-week average is 9,832, the highest on record due to the series high of March 5th. Excluding that peak, the most recent 3-week average is 8,873, which is still among the top 10 three-week averages in the new ad data series. The most recent week is up 42% from a year ago. The graph below shows how monthly averages dipped in December and January but have increased over the past two months.

The most recent week saw large percent shifts for most industries. 14 out of 21 industries had shifts of over 10%, some of the largest being Real Estate (+164% or +159 new ads), Admin. & Support (+39% or +72 new ads), Wholesale Trade (+39% or +27 new ads), and Accom. & Food Service (-22% or -117 new ads). Over four weeks, total ads were up 1,596 or +23.1%, with 14 industries positive and 7 negative. The largest of each over four weeks were Health Care & Social Assistance (+768 new ads or +63% ) and Accommodation & Food Services (-134 new ads or -25%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week ad increase and 3 had decreases. The largest increasing employer over the week was Yale-New Haven Health System (+126 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-76 new ads). Over four weeks, 19 of 25 employers shown above had increases, one was unchanged, and 5 had decreases. The largest of each were Hartford Healthcare (+283 new ads) and Compass Group North America (-53 new ads).

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March 31st Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Benchmarked 2021
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March 25th March 19th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 19th, 2022, there were 8,640 new postings, down 830 new ads from the week ending March 12th. More than half of this over the week top-line decline can be attributed to drops in Health Care & Social Assistance (-353 new ads), Educational Services (-225 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-110 new ads). Five industries increased job ads and tempered this net decline, including Retail Trade (+126 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+83 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+48 new ads). Employers that had the most new job ads this week include Hartford Healthcare (447 new ads), Totalmed Incorporated (+146 new ads), and Walmart/Sam's Club (117 new ads). Total job ads have fallen from the series high of over 12,000 new ads three weeks ago, but the most recent week is also up 47 percent over levels from four weeks ago. Over four weeks, 13 of 21 industries are up by 32% or more. The graph below illustrates the recent shifts in addition to how the averages of the past two months are much higher than corresponding levels from a year ago.

13 industries had job posting decreases over the week and 8 had increases. The 13 decreasing industries fell by a combined 1,170 new ads over the week and the 8 increasing industries grew by a combined 340 new ads. All but two of the 13 decreasing industries fell by 10% or more and 6 fell by 20% or more. The largest industry decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-353 new ads) and the largest increase among the 8 increasing industries in Retail Trade (+126 new ads). Most industries had increases over four weeks, with the largest increases occurring within Health Care & Social Assistance (+808 new ads). Among the six industries with four-week decreases, the largest was Transportation & Warehousing (-131 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Professional, Scientific & Tech. Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increase and 11 had decreases. The largest increasing employer over the week was Totalmed Inc. (+137 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-60 new ads). Over four weeks, 20 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 5 had decreases. The largest of each were Hartford Healthcare (+234 new ads) and Avangrid (-85 new ads).

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March 19th
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March 21st March 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
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March 21st Connecticut's Economy Rebounds in 2021 - Marxh 2022 Economic Digest article
Though not completely recovered, Connecticut employment turned around last year following the severely COVID-19 pandemic-impacted 2020. The revised annual average total nonfarm employment rose 2.7% to a level of 1,613,000. Correspondingly, last year's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3% from 7.8% in 2020. Overall, 2021 economy recovered to a similar strength of 2018, as per annual diffusion index.

Nonfarm Employment
After the latest annual revision (based on annual average, not seasonally adjusted data), in 2021 Connecticut regained 42,300 jobs (2.7%), after having lost 125,400 jobs, or -7.4% in 2020. Meanwhile in the nation employment rose 2.8% in 2021, after having shed 5.8% in 2020.

As shown in Chart 1, most of Connecticut's industry sectors partially bounced back last year. In fact, seven of eleven major industry sectors have added jobs back over the year. The biggest recovery occurred in leisure and hospitality (14.1%), construction (4.6%), and trade, transportation and utilities (4.4%). Leisure and hospitality was also the biggest job gainer (16,500), followed by trade, transportation, and utilities (12,100). On the other hand, manufacturing (-0.3%) and government (-0.3%) lost jobs over the year. The biggest job loss was in financial activities (-2,500, -2.1%). [ read more ]

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March 18th Legislative Report Card
These tables and charts show the employment and compensation experience of students who graduated from our 18 public colleges for each cohort from 2015-2016 through the 2019-2020 school years. The report also provides a summary of employment by industry sector and college degree program for the graduates of each system of education.

For each cohort we show employment and wages the third quarter after graduation and for the third quarter of each year from 2018 and for the third quarter of 2021 – the latest data available at the time this report was produced. Caution must be used when considering the earlier wages for later cohorts. For example, they might include earnings while still enrolled in school.

All the data and analyses provided in this report reflect employment in Connecticut only and exclude self-employment and federal employment. Some graduates not found to be working in Connecticut may have found employment in other states or may be continuing their education (i.e., attending graduate school). Data on employment in other states, the federal government, and self-employment are not available for this analysis.

March 18th March 12th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 12th, 2022, there were 9,470 new postings, down 3,239 new ads from the March 5th series high of 12,709 new ads. Though down 25% from last week, the week ending March 12th was the 8th highest new ad count during the pandemic period and 30% above a year ago. A large share of that over the week decline is the result of shifts within Health Care & Social Assistance, which accounted for over 50% of the total drop. That industry shift was heavily influenced by a one-week blip in new ads at Hartford Healthcare, which rose to almost 2,000 during the week ending March 5th or more than 34% of total new ads increase that week. During the most recent week, that employer had 537 new ads, which amounts to 45% of the 3,239 total decline over the week. Other industries with large shares of the total decline include Finance & Insurance and Retail trade, respectively with 7% and 6% of the over the week decline. The weekly swings shown below illustrate the inherent volatility of the weekly new ad series, while also showing that the monthly averages of weekly new ads have been at or above 5,900 since March 2021.

17 industries had job posting decreases over the week and 4 had increases. The 17 decreasing industries fell by a combined 3,444 new ads over the week, with half that drop occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance. That industry was driven by declines at Hartford Healthcare, which had an uncharacteristic one-week new ad increase a week ago. All but two of the 17 decreasing industries fell by 10% or more, 11 fell by 20% or more, and 5 fell by over 40%. Most industries were up over four weeks, with the largest increases occurring within Health Care & Social Assistance (+728 new ads), Educational Services (+343 new ads), and Manufacturing (+145 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increase and 11 had decreases. With the exception of Hartford Healthcare, most employers had over the week change of less than 100 new ads. Hartford Healthcare had an over the week decrease of 1,459 new ads from about 2,000 new ads last week to 537 during the week ending March 12th. This one-week jump is uncharacteristic for that employer, which averaged 205 new ads per week over the past year. Over four weeks, 22 of 25 employers shown above had increases. The largest over four weeks were Hartford Healthcare (+339 new ads), Aya Healthcare (+157 new ads), and Capital One (+92 new ads).

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March 11th March 5th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 5th, 2022, there were 12,709 new postings, up 5,787 new ads from the week ending February 26th. 47 percent of this increase occurred in Healthcare & Social Assistance (+2,742 new ads), with most of that increase occurring at Hartford Healthcare (+1,878 new ads). Occupations with the largest increases were Registered Nurses (1,767 new ads), Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (443 new ads), Driver/Sales Workers (361 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (317 new ads). This one-week blip is the fourth time during the last 12 months where total new ads approached or exceeded 10,000. In early July they reached 9,970 and fell to 5,220 by mid-month. In October they persisted near 10,000 for most of the month and in February new ads fell from similar levels to below 7,000 during the second half of the month. The overall gains in Connecticut, up 84% over the week far outpace the U.S. level increase of 31%.

18 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 3 had decreases. The 18 increasing sectors all saw double-digit percent increases, ranging from +14% in Management to +458% in Utilities. The 84% total increase was heavily influenced by Health Care & Social Assistance, which comprised about 47% of that increase (2,742 out of 5,787 new ads). There is some possibility that this Health Care & Social Assistance level is overstated, but beyond that sector, the 20 others grew by over 3,000 from a week ago. Over four weeks, every sector had new ad increases, ranging from a high of +1,084 in Health Care & Social Assistance, to single digit changes in Management and Mining/Extraction.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Business Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 29 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week ad increases, one was unchanged, and 2 had decreases. Two-thirds of the top 25 increase occurred at Hartford Healthcare, which increased by almost 1,900 new ads over the week. Some of this increase my be overstated, but the large count of Hartford Healthcare job ads was also found during a review of non-HWOL data sources. More than half of the top 25 employers grew by more than double prior week levels. The two decreasing employers fell by less than 25 new ads over the week. Over four weeks, 20 employers in the current top 25 had increases and five decreased, the largest of each being Hartford Healthcare (+1,460 new ads) and Humana (-176 new ads).

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March 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the indexes for gasoline, shelter, and food were the largest contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The gasoline index rose 6.6 percent in February and accounted for almost a third of the all items monthly increase; other energy component indexes were mixed. The food index rose 1.0 percent as the food at home index rose 1.4 percent; both were the largest monthly increases since April 2020.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.5 percent in February following a 0.6-percent increase the prior month. The shelter index was by far the biggest factor in the increase, with a broad set of indexes also contributing, including those for recreation, household furnishings and operations, motor vehicle insurance, personal care, and airline fares.

The all items index rose 7.9 percent for the 12 months ending February. The 12-month increase has been steadily rising and is now the largest since the period ending January 1982. The all items less food and energy index rose 6.4 percent, the largest 12-month change since the period ending August 1982. The energy index rose 25.6 percent over the last year, and the food index increased 7.9 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending July 1981.

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March 3rd 3Q2021 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / Towns / WDA)
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March 3rd Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
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February 28th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 4Q2021
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February 25th February 19th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 19th, 2022, there were 5,879 new postings, down -1,436 ads or -20% over the week. Fifty-five percent of this over the week decline occurred in two sectors, Health Care & Social Assistance and Retail Trade. Those two sectors respectively accounted for 30% and 25% of the overall decline. Large over the week employer declines occurred at Amazon (-233 new ads), Starbucks (-52 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (-49 new ads) among others. Employers with the largest over the week increases include Avangrid (+104 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (+45 new ads), and the University of Bridgeport (+34 new ads). Connecticut's 20% over the week decline is twice as large as the 10% U.S.-level drop. When compared to the U.S., the three sectors in Connecticut with the largest declines had proportionally larger swings than corresponding U.S. percent changes. Health Care & Social Assistance (-28% CT, -18% U.S.), Retail Trade (-43% CT, -23% U.S.), and Finance & Insurance (-35% CT, -24% U.S.). The most recent weekly new ad count is the second lowest level since the start of the year, the lowest being 5,246 during the week ending January 1st, 2022.

11 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 10 had decreases. The 11 increasing sectors grew by a combined 346 new ads and the 10 decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,782 new ads, resulting in the net decline of 1,436 across all industries. Among the 10 declining industries, 8 had over the week declines of 100 or more. The three largest declines were Health Care & Social Assistance (-433 new ads), Retail Trade (-356 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-271 new ads). Over Four weeks, the largest industry increase occurred within Transportation & Warehousing (+117 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred in Retail Trade (-877 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increases and 11 had decreases. The 14 increasing employers had a combined 829 new ads, and the 11 decreasing employers in the top 25 had a combined 384 new ads. The largest increasing employers over the week was Avangrid (+104 new ads), and the largest decreasing employer in the top 25 was Starbucks Coffee (-52 new ads). Over four weeks, 12 employers in the most recent top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 12 employers decreased, the largest increase occurred at Superior Plus Trucking (+116 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (-130 new ads).

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February 18th February 12th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 12th, 2022, there were 7,315 new postings, down -635 ads over the week. Despite this overall decline, a majority of industries added jobs over the week, the largest being Accommodation & Food Services (+168 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+115 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+115 new ads). These gains were tempered by a large -1,355 over the week decline in Health Care & Social Assistance, which resulted in the net decline across all industries. There is some indication that this Health Care drop may be overstated as the result of a job ad deduplication issue within the HWOL series and not due to a large real drop in postings. Employers with the largest new ad increase and decrease over the week include Boston Market (+89 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-507 new ads). The first two weeks of February have averaged higher than the monthly averages for the previous two months, which includes the December-January Omicron covid case wave. The previous two months had much larger new ad ranges, with week to week shifts as large as 3,300 new ads.

13 sectors had job posting increases over the week, two were unchanged, and 6 had decreases. The 13 increasing sectors grew by a combined 816 new ads and the 6 decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,451 new ads. Most of that combined 6 sector decline occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance, which was down 1,355 new ads. The comparatively high Healthcare & Social Assistance levels during the week ending February 5th likely stem from a single employer deduplication issue within the HWOL database and not market shifts. Among increasing industries, the largest over the week gains occurred within Accommodation & Food Services (+168 new ads), Pro. Sci. & Tech. Services (+115 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+52 new ads). Over Four weeks, the largest industry increase occurred within Finance & Insurance (+588 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred in Retail Trade (-210 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 15 had over the week ad increases, one was unchanged, and 9 had decreases. The 15 increasing employers had a combined 374 new ads, and the 9 decreasing employers in the top 25 had a combined 658 new ads. The largest increasing employers over the week was Boston Market (+89 new ads), and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-338 new ads). Over four weeks, 19 employers in the most recent top 25 had increases and 6 employers decreased, the largest increase occurred at Boston Market (+96 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Amazon (-298 new ads).

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February 12th
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February 14th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
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February 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the indexes for food, electricity, and shelter were the largest contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index rose 0.9 percent in January following a 0.5-percent increase in December. The energy index also increased 0.9 percent over the month, with an increase in the electricity index being partially offset by declines in the gasoline index and the natural gas index.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in January, the same increase as in December. This was the seventh time in the last 10 months it has increased at least 0.5 percent. Along with the index for shelter, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, used cars and trucks, medical care, and apparel were among many indexes that increased over the month.

The all items index rose 7.5 percent for the 12 months ending January, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 1982. The all items less food and energy index rose 6.0 percent, the largest 12-month change since the period ending August 1982. The energy index rose 27.0 percent over the last year, and the food index increased 7.0 percent.

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February 9th 3Q2021 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly Towns
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February 7th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
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February 4th January 29th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 29th, 2022, there were 6,137 new postings, down 2,413 ads over the week. This new ad change is the third largest over the week decline since July 2021 and is shown in the graph below to follow a 26.2 percent increase during the week ending Jan 22nd. Corresponding US-level shifts of the past two weeks include a 12.2% increase followed by a 12.9% decline. Half of this overall shift occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-582 new ads), Retail Trade (-483 new ads), or Professional, Scientific, & Recreation (-168 new ads). Employers with the largest over the week decline include Amazon, Hartford Healthcare, and Yale-New Haven Health System. Though down from levels seen during the second half of 2021, the monthly average for weeks ending in January 2022 (6,745 weekly average) is much higher than corresponding levels in January 2021 (4,206 weekly average) and January 2020 (5,073 weekly average), the month before the pandemic began to substantially impact the world economy.

18 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and 3 had increases. The 18 decreasing sectors fell by a combined 2,429 and the 3 increasing sectors grew by 7 new ads or less. The decreasing sectors all fell by 10% or more over the week, and 7 of 18 had percent declines larger than the total decline of -28%. At the three-digit industry level, the largest over the week declines occurred at NAICS 454 - Nonstore Retailers (down 217 to 433 new ads), NAICS 541 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (down 211 to 241 new ads) and NAICS 622 - Hospitals (down 163 new ads to 448). The industry change over four weeks was less negative, most industries had increases from the week ending January 1st. The largest increase over four weeks occurred in Manufacturing (+228 new ads or +82%) and the largest decrease over four weeks occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-86 new ads or -25%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 26 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 13 had over the week ad decreases, 3 were unchanged, and 9 had increases. The 13 decreasing employers had a combined 1,171 new ads, and the 9 increasing employers in the top 25 had a combined 191 new ads. The largest increasing employers over the week were Boehringer Ingelheim and Lee Enterprises (both +41 new ads), and the largest decreasing employer was Amazon (-319 new ads). Over four weeks, 21 employers in the most recent top 25 had increases and 4 employers decreased, the largest increase occurred at Hartford Healthcare (+184 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Amazon (-56 new ads).

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January 22nd
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February 1st February 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
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February 1st Connecticut's Work-Related Fatalities Third Lowest in Nation - Feb 2022 Economic Digest article
Connecticut lost 29 lives to work injuries in 2020, for a rate of 1.8 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. While this is an increase from 2019's 26 deaths, it is below Connecticut's annual average of 38 work-related deaths. Only two other states – Delaware and Rhode Island – recorded rates lower than Connecticut's

The nation lost 4,764 lives to workplace injuries in 2020, a decrease from 2019's 5,333 deaths. This is the lowest annual number since 2013. The fatal injury rate dropped from 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2019 to 3.4 in 2020. The highest loss was seen in Texas with 469 deaths, followed by California with 463 deaths and Florida with 275 deaths. High rates were recorded in Wyoming (13.0) and Alaska (10.7). Rhode Island had 5 deaths, the lowest recorded number for states.

Industry
Nationally, the construction industry recorded the highest number of deaths at 1,008, followed by transportation and warehousing with 805 deaths. Together, these two industries account for 38 percent of deaths.

With 9 deaths, the construction industry had the highest number of deaths in Connecticut, accounting for 31.0 percent of 2020's deaths. Transportation and warehousing came in second with 7 deaths, accounting for 24.1 percent of total deaths. With an overall rate of 1.8, Connecticut saw a rate of 8.3 in construction. Rates for other industry sectors did not meet publishing criteria. [ read more ]

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January 28th January 22nd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 22nd, 2022, there were 8,550 new postings, up 1,823 ads over the week. This 27% over the week increase continues a multi-week rebound from the sharp decline that started in mid-December. This state-level behavior corresponds with similar flows at the national level (see graph below). Both Connecticut and the United States reached a half-year low during the week ending January 1st, 2022, having respectively declined by 42 and 34 percent from the week ending December 18th, 2021. In the three weeks since that low, CT and the US are respectively up to within 5 and 10 percent of December 18th counts. The graph also illustrates how state and national new ad counts have shared similar trajectory shifts over the year. In Connecticut, roughly half the new ad growth over the week occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. Employers with the largest over the week increases are Hartford Healthcare (+187 new ads), Capital One (+138 new ads), and Amazon (+111 new ads).

18 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 3 had decreases. The 18 increasing sectors grew by a combined 2,124 new ads and the 3 decreasing sectors fell by a combined 301 new ads, most of that combined decline occurred in Manufacturing (-238 new ads). In percentage terms, 16 out of 21 sectors had over the week shifts of 30% or more. Over four weeks, total ads are up over 50%, and 17 sectors had increases. The 3 industries with the largest gains over four weeks include Retail Trade, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Finance and Insurance. These 3 sectors also had the largest one-week gains. The 3 four-week declining sectors include Utilities, Construction, and Information. Construction new ads are down over the week and over four weeks, which corresponds with the seasonality of that industry.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 27 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week ad increases, one was unchanged, and 4 had decreases. The 21 increasing employers had a combined 739 new ads, and the 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 198 new ads. The largest increasing employer over the week was Hartford Healthcare (+191 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Raytheon (-164 new ads). Over four weeks, 21 employers increased and 4 employers decreased, the largest increase occurred at Amazon (+523 new ads) and the largest four week declines occurred at Walgreens Boots Alliance and Compass Group North America, both down 10 new ads.

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January 22nd
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January 27th Business Employment Dynamics 2Q2021
Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data published quarterly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks employment change at the establishment level and reveals the underlying dynamics of net employment change. The data include gross employment change, business expansion/contraction, establishment birth/death, and is available at sector level.

From April 2021 to June 2021, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 90,384, an increase of 4,842 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 80,149, an increase of 8,503 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the second quarter of 2021, the difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 10,235 jobs in the private sector. This net increase follows a 13,896 net increase during the first quarter of 2021.

Net employment change reached a low of -205,121 during the second quarter of 2020. The combined net change for the four quarters of subsequent data through the second quarter of 2021 is 115,701 jobs.

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January 27th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 21st January 15th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 15th, 2022, there were 6,727 new postings, down 126 new ads over the week. This slight 2% over the week decrease overlays larger shifts at industry level. The largest industry increase and decrease over the week occurred in Manufacturing, up 305 new ads and Healthcare & Social Assistance, down 331 new ads. Over four weeks, new ads are down 2,313 new ads or 26%, most industries had four week shifts of less than 200, with the exception of Manufacturing, up 206 new ads and Health Care & Social Assistance, down 997 new ads. So far, the three weeks ending in January have averaged 6,287 new ads per week. This incomplete monthly average is lower than monthly levels going back to the second quarter of 2021. Though lower than the second half of last year, January 2022 is on track to exceed corresponding monthly levels for January 2021 and pre-pandemic January 2020, which respectively averaged 4,206 and 5,073 new ads per week.

Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and seven had increases. The fourteen decreasing sectors fell by a combined 836 new ads and the seven increasing sectors grew by a combined 710 new ads. Forty percent of the 14 sector decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-331 new ads) and 43 percent of the 7 sector increase occurred in Manufacturing (+305 new ads). Over four weeks, total ads were down 2,313 new ads, representing declines across fifteen sectors and increases in six. The largest four week decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-997 new ads or -43%) and the largest increase occurred in Manufacturing (+206 new ads or +39%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week ad increases and 7 had decreases. The 18 increasing employers had a combined 739 new ads, and the 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 198 new ads. The largest increasing employer over the week was Amazon (+368 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Yale-New Haven Health System (-58 new ads).

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January 15th
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January 18th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan. 17th
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January 14th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 96,597 in December 2021.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (21,685 postings), Retail Trade (12,499 postings), Finance and Insurance (7,549 posting, and Manufacturing (6,397 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (6,248 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,308 postings), Laborers, Freight, & Material Movers (3,113 postings), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,451 postings), and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (1884 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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January 14th January 8th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 8th, 2022, there were 6,853 new postings, up 1,573 new ads over the week. This over the week increase brings weekly new ads back to levels from four weeks ago. A third of the overall increase occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+506 new ads or +44%) and all but two industries experienced an over-the-week increase. Other industries with large over the week gains include Finance & Insurance (+185 new ads or +69%), and Professional, Scientific & Technical Occupations (+185 new ads or +93%). Employers that saw large over the week increases include Yale-New Haven Health System (+127 new ads), The Home Depot (+84 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+62 new ads). The largest employer decline occurred at Amazon (-319 new ads). The occupations with the largest increases include Registered Nurses (+207 new ads) and Heavy & Tractor- Trailer Truck Drivers (+63 new ads). The largest occupational new ad decrease occurred at Laborers, Freight & Material Movers (-111 new ads).

Nineteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and two had decreases. The nineteen increasing sectors grew by a combined 1,717 new ads and the two decreasing sectors fell by a combined 144 new ads. Sixty-six percent of the overall increase occurred in four industries; Health Care & Social Assistance (32% of overall growth), Finance & Insurance (12%), Pro., Sci., & Tech Services (12%), and Manufacturing (10%). Retail Trade had the only major industry decrease, down 139 new ads over the week.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Business Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 28 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 23 had over the week ad increases and 2 had decreases. The increasing employers had a combined 722 new ads, and the two decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 329 new ads. The largest increasing employer over the week was Yale-New Haven Health System (+127 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Amazon (-319 new ads).

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January 8th
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January 12th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.8 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.0 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the indexes for shelter and for used cars and trucks were the largest contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index also contributed, although it increased less than in recent months, rising 0.5 percent in December. The energy index declined in December, ending a long series of increases; it fell 0.4 percent as the indexes for gasoline and natural gas both decreased.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in December following a 0.5-percent increase in November. This was the sixth time in the last 9 months it has increased at least 0.5 percent. Along with the indexes for shelter and for used cars and trucks, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, apparel, new vehicles, and medical care all increased in December. As in November, the indexes for motor vehicle insurance and recreation were among the few to decline over the month.

The all items index rose 7.0 percent for the 12 months ending December, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1982. The all items less food and energy index rose 5.5 percent, the largest 12-month change since the period ending February 1991. The energy index rose 29.3 percent over the last year, and the food index increased 6.3 percent.

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January 7th January 1st 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 1st, 2022, there were 5,280 new postings, down 387 new ads or -7% from a week ago. This overall decline was tempered by gains in Retail Trade and driven by losses in Finance & Insurance, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Educational Services, all of which had over the week declines of 123 new ads or more. This large drop in new ads during the second half of December occurred during the uptick in omicron covid cases and echoes the large new ad drop shown below during the first half of July as the Delta variant lead to a late-summer case increase . Though the past two weeks of new ads are down over a third from four weeks ago and represent the second largest 2 week drop over the past 6 months, total new ads ending in the last week of 2021 and first week of 2022 remain substantially higher than corresponding weeks a year ago. During the weeks ending 12/26/2020 and 01/02/21, new ads were 3,283 and 2,413 respectively.

Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged and six had increases. The fourteen decreasing sectors fell by a combined 924 new ads and the six increasing sectors grew by a combined 537 new ads. About half of the decline among decreasing sectors occurred at Finance & Insurance (-191 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-143 new ads) and Educational Services (-123 new ads). Among the combined 537 gain at the six increasing sectors, 57% occurred within Retail Trade (+309 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week ad increases and 8 had decreases. The 17 increasing employers had a combined 763 new ads, and the eleven decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 269 new ads. The largest increasing employer over the week was Amazon (+363 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-143 new ads).

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January 6th January 2022 Connecticut Economic Digest
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January 6th 2022 Economic Outlook: The Recovery Work Goes On - January 2022 Economic Digest article
In 2021, the world, the country and the state of Connecticut continued to dig out from under the economic wreckage left by the Alpha wave of the Covid-19, even as they fended off emerging mutations of the virus. While production has largely returned to pre-pandemic levels, jobs have been slower to come back. The recovery efforts will carry on in 2022, despite the rise of new variants, the growing threat of inflation, and the hesitancy of would-be workers to fill job openings.

The Global Economy
Following a 3.1% drop in world output in 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that the ongoing recovery from the global coronavirus epidemic will have added 5.9% to the value of world output in 2021, boosting production above pre-pandemic levels. Assuming vaccines become widely available in emerging markets and fiscal and monetary policy support continues in the developed economies, output should expand by another 4.9% in 2022. [ read more ]

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January 3rd Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 3rd December 25th, 2021 Extra Issue #88 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 25th, there were 5,667 new postings, down 3,373 new ads or -37% from a week ago. About 48% of this overall decrease occurred in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Manufacturing, the three of which had respective decreases of 1,029, 395, and 189. The most recent week of total new ads is the lowest level since mid-July and is the second lowest level for the second half of 2021. The three occupations with the largest new ad decrease over the week were Registered Nurses (-248 new ads), Laborers and Material Movers (-171 new ads), and Medical Assistants (-112 new ads). Four employers had over the week new ad declines of over 100 new ads, Hartford Healthcare (-438 new ads), Amazon (-198 new ads), Aya Healthcare (-122 new ads), and Avangrid (-101 new ads). Three of those employers had corresponding gains in the prior week. During the week ending December 18th, Hartford Healthcare was up 494 new ads, Amazon was up 310, and Avangrid was up 103 new ads. Though down over the week, new ads are up substantially from a year ago, which saw 3,283 new ads during the week ending 12/26/20.

Eighteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged and two had increases. Healthcare and Social Assistance had the largest decrease, down 1,029 ads which amounted to 31 percent of the weekly drop across all industries. Most major sectors had double-digit percent change, the exception being Public Administration, down -3% and Agriculture which was unchanged. Among industries with large new ad losses, the largest percent decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-45%), Real Estate (-42%), and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (-41%). New ad change over four weeks had similar industry shifts, all but four sectors declined, and the four increasing sectors grew by 33 new ads or less. Large sector losses over four weeks occurred in Educational Services (-57%), Manufacturing (-56%), and Information (-53%). There is some likelihood that the past week was impacted by holiday-related closures. A year ago, during the week ending 12/26/2020, new ads were down 15% over the week.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increases and 11 had decreases. The 14 increasing employers had a combined 242 new ads, and the eleven decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 997 new ads. 3 employers amounted a combined 758 new ad decline, Hartford Healthcare (-438 new ads), Amazon (-198 new ads), and Aya Healthcare (-122 new ads). The remaining 8 declining employers in the top 25 had over the week losses of 68 or less. The fourteen increasing employers had much smaller increases, the largest being a 31 new ad increase over the week at Bertucci's. The largest four-week increase occurred at Dattco (+33 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Amazon (-351 new ads).

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January 3rd Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on the Eastern Workforce Development Area including population and population density, labor force, employment and wages by industry sector, and new housing permits. In addition, detailed information on residents in need of workforce investment services such as high school dropouts, Medicaid recipients, adult probationers, Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) recipients, and other residents with barriers to employment.
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December 28th 2022 Labor Market Information for the State of Connecticut Calendar of Events
2022 Labor Market Information for the State of Connecticut release dates including the Connecticut Economic Digests, CPI, Labor Situations, LAUS, LMI At-A-Glances, Business Employment Dynamics, Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans, Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media, Connecticut Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL).
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December 27th December 18th, 2021 Extra Issue #87 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 18th, there were 9,040 new postings, up 2,156 new ads or +31% from a week ago. More than half of this overall increase occurred in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Educational Services, the three of which had respective increases of 654, 321, and 161. The most recent week of total new ads is a rebound from the prior week, which was the lowest level since August. New ads are up substantially from a year ago, which saw 3,863 during the week ending 12/19/20. The three occupations with the largest new ad increase over the week were Laborers and Material Movers (+244 new ads), Registered Nurses (+190 new ads), and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (+105 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases were Real Estate Sales Agents (-54 new ads), Janitors and Cleaners (-20 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (-19 new ads). Employers with the largest over the week increase includes Hartford Healthcare (+494 new ads), Amazon (+310 new ads), and Avangrid (+103 new ads). The largest employer decreases occurred at Boehringer Ingelheim (-47 new ads), Verint Systems (-27 new ads), and Masonicare Corporation (-24 new ads).

Sixteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and five had decreases. The increasing sectors grew by a combined 2,282 new ads and decreasing ones fell by a combined 126 new ads. Six industries grew by over 100 new ads over the week, the largest being Health Care and Social Assistance (+654 new ads), Retail Trade (+321 new ads), and Educational Services (-161 new ads). The most recent week of new ads was 332 ads higher than four weeks ago. The largest industry increase and decrease over four weeks occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+668 new ads) and Retail Trade (-122 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 27 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week ad increases and 4 had decreases. The 21 increasing employers had a combined 1,560 new ads, and the four decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 81 new ads. The three employers with the most ad had a combined 12.5% of total ads. Over four weeks, 19 employers in the above table had increases and 6 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at Aya Healthcare (+130 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Carvana LLC (-96 new ads).

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December 17th December 11th, 2021 Extra Issue #86 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 11th, there were 6,884 new postings, down 1,462 new ads or -18% from a week ago. This overall decline was driven by losses in the 3 industries with the most ads, which comprised combined losses of 634 new ads, or 43% of the losses across all industries. These three industries were Retail Trade (-233 over the week), Health Care & Social Assistance (-220 over the week), and Manufacturing (-181 over the week). The most recent week of total new ads is the lowest since mid August 2021. The three occupations with the largest new ad decline over the week were Retail Salespersons (-167 new ads), Laborers, Freight, & Material Movers (-97 new ads), and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (-79 new ads), all three of which relate to the Retail Trade and Transportation industries. Occupations with the largest over the week increases were Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses (+58 new ads), Real Estate Sales Agents (+39 new ads), and Sales Managers (+37 new ads). Though the most recent week is down from the series highs of October, the new ad count for week ending December 11th is 48% higher than corresponding new ad counts from the second week of December 2020.

Eighteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and two had slight increases. The decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,534 new ads and two increasing ones grew by a combined 72 new ads. For the 7 industries that fell by more than 100 new ads, over the week percent change ranged from -12% (Health Care & Social Assistance) to -44% (Transportation and Warehousing). The two increasing industries, Real Estate and Other Services grew respectively by 53 (+60%) and 19 (+18%) new ads. Over four weeks, the industry new ad shifts were much more tempered, with a net decline of 271 new ads or -4%. 11 industries had four week declines and 10 had increases, ranging between the -285 new ad decline in Retail Trade and the 228 new ad increase in Health Care & Social Assistance.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Business Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week ad increases and 9 had decreases. Over the week, 23 of the employers in the top 25 had new ad shifts of fewer than 50 new ads. The two with change above 50 new ads were Masonicare Corp. (+64 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-326 new ads). The large over the week decrease at Yale-New Haven Health System follows an equivalent increase of 323 new ads during the week ending December 4th. Over four weeks, eighteen employers in the top 25 had increases and seven had decreases, the largest of each being Masonicare Corp. (+64 new ads) and Trinity Health (-34 new ads).

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December 13th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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December 10th Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on the Eastern Workforce Development Area including population and population density, labor force, employment and wages by industry sector, and new housing permits. In addition, detailed information on residents in need of workforce investment services such as high school dropouts, Medicaid recipients, adult probationers, Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) recipients, and other residents with barriers to employment.
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December 10th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 105,896 in November 2021.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (22,240 postings), Retail Trade (15,238 postings), Finance and Insurance (8,286 posting), and Manufacturing (6,717 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (6,091 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,838 postings), Laborers, Freight, & Material Movers (3,576 postings), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,525 postings), and Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (2,362 postings).

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December 10th December 4th, 2021 Extra Issue #85 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 4th, there were 8,346 new postings, down 202 new ads or -2% from a week ago. This overall decline was driven by losses in 8 industries, the largest being Educational Services (-281 new ads), Retail Trade (-238 new ads) and Manufacturing (-152 new ads). Among large employers, the largest over the week decrease occurred at Amazon (-353 new ads), Evolent Health (-176 new ads), and Yale University (-112 new ads). This total new ad count for the first week of December though down 2% over the week is 53 new ads above the monthly average of weeks ending in November (8,284 per week).

Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and eight had decreases. The thirteen increasing sectors grew by a combined 678 new ads and the eight decreasing ones fell by a combined 880 new ads. The largest industry increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+219 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (+174 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+105 new ads). These three sectors accounted amounted a combined +498 new ads or 73 percent of increasing sectors. Among the eight decreasing sectors, the largest were Educational Services (-281 new ads), Retail Trade (-238 new ads), and Manufacturing (-152 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 19 had over the week ad increases and 6 had decreases. Over the week, the largest employer increase occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (+323 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Amazon (-353 new ads). Those two employers also had the largest respective increase and decrease over four weeks.

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December 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.9 percent in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 6.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The monthly all items seasonally adjusted increase was the result of broad increases in most component indexes, similar to last month. The indexes for gasoline, shelter, food, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles were among the larger contributors. The energy index rose 3.5 percent in November as the gasoline index increased 6.1 percent and the other major energy component indexes also rose. The food index increased 0.7 percent as the index for food at home rose 0.8 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.5 percent in November following a 0.6-percent increase in October. Along with shelter, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, apparel, and airline fares were among those that increased. The indexes for motor vehicle insurance, recreation, and communication all declined in November.

The all items index rose 6.8 percent for the 12 months ending October, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1982. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.9 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index rose 33.3 percent over the last year, and the food index increased 6.1 percent. These changes are the largest 12-month increases in at least 13 years in the respective series.

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December 6th 2Q2021 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / Towns / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market Areas, Connecticut Towns and Workforce Development Areas.
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December 6th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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December 3rd November 27th, 2021 Extra Issue #84 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 27th, there were 8,548 new postings, down 160 new ads or -2% from a week ago. This slight decrease overlays larger shifts at the industry level. Seven industries had employment change of 100 new ads or more. The largest industry increase and decrease respectively were Manufacturing (+311 new ads) and Transportation & Warehousing (-202 new ads). Among large employers, the largest over the week increase occurred at Amazon (+218 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-456 new ads). The November average of weeks that month was 8,304 new ads. The past three months have had the highest new ad average of the pandemic period.

Eleven sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and eight had increases. The eleven decreasing sectors fell by a combined 895 new ads and the eight increasing ones grew by a combined 735 new ads. The largest industry decreases occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (-202 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-168 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Tech. Services (-111 new ads). These three sectors accounted amounted a combined -481 new ads or 65 percent of decreasing sectors. Among the eight increasing sectors, the largest were Manufacturing (+311 new ads), Education Services (+223 new ads), and Information (+100 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Educational Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 29 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week ad increases and 3 had decreases. Over Four weeks, the largest employer new ad increases occurred at Raytheon and Hartford Healthcare, up 177 and 163 respectively. The three decreasing industries over for weeks were UnitedHealth Group (-62 new ads), Deloitte (-21 new ads), and the State of Connecticut (-5 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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December 1st December 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
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December 1st LEHD: Data that Help Better Explain the Connecticut Labor Market - December 2021 Economic Digest article
Connecticut has now regained 73% of the jobs lost during the COVID-19 shutdown and the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4% as of October 2021. These numbers give a "snapshot" of economic conditions based on the Current Employment Statistics (CES) and Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), two surveys that provide a timely picture of Connecticut's labor market conditions.

While not as timely, more detail regarding the workings of the labor market is available through the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. This data is possible due to the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) partnership between the Census Bureau and state workforce agencies including the Connecticut Department of Labor. [ read more ]

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November 30th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 3Q2021
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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November 26th November 20th, 2021 Extra Issue #83 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 20th, there were 8,708 new postings, up 1,553 new ads or +22% from a week ago. Most of this increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (1,644 new ads, up 214 over the week) and Transportation & Warehousing (393 new ads, up 193 over the week). Employers within those two sectors with the most ads were Hartford Healthcare (456 new ads) and UPS (83 New Ads) respectively. The first three weeks ending in November 2021 average 8,222 new ads per week. This is down from an October monthly average of 9,533 new ads per week, the highest on record, and above the September weekly average of 8,125 per week. The complete monthly average for the four weeks ending in November will be published next Friday.

Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and seven had decreases. The Thirteen increasing sectors grew by a combined 1,676 new ads and the seven decreasing ones fell by a combined 123. The largest industry increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+447 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (+193 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+184 new ads). These three sectors accounted for 35 percent of the increase experienced in increasing sectors. The seven declining sectors fell by 39 new ads or less. Over four weeks, total new ads are down 17% from 10,513 new ads during the week ending October 23rd, which was among the highest weekly new ad counts on record.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Transportation & Warehousing. The 25 employers shown above account for 26 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week ad increases and 8 had decreases, the largest of each being Hartford Healthcare (+300 new ads) and Pearson (-79 new ads). The 17 increasing employers in the top 25 amounted to a combined 1,127 new ad increase over the week and the 8 decreasing employers were down a combined 171, resulting in a +956 over the week top 25 net change. Over Four weeks, the largest employer new ad increases occurred at Hartford Healthcare and CVS Health, both up 155 new ads. The largest decline over four weeks occurred at Amazon, down 721 new ads.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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November 20th
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November 19th 1Q2021 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / Towns / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market Areas, Connecticut Towns and Workforce Development Areas.
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November 19th November 13th, 2021 Extra Issue #82 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 13th, there were 7,155 new postings, down 1,649 new ads or -19% from a week ago. Most of this decline occurred in Retail Trade, down 793 and within that sector, most of the decline occurred at Amazon (-603). Occupations with the largest over the week declines include Laborer & Freight Material Movers (-378), Registered Nurses (-372 new ads), and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers (-107 new ads). The most recent week of new ad data is the lowest level since mid-August but still more than twice the new ad level from a year ago, which was 3,366 new ads during the second week of November 2020.

Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and six had increases. The fourteen decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,802 new ads and the six increasing ones grew by a combined 153. The largest industry decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-793 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-193 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (-106 new ads). These three sectors accounted for 61 percent of the losses experienced in declining sectors. The Retail Trade losses follow a 620 new ad increase over the week ending November 6th. The six increasing sectors grew by 50 new ads or less over the week, with the three largest being Finance & Insurance (+50 new ads), Manufacturing (+34 new ads), and Information (+32 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25, 17 had over the week ad increases and 8 had decreases, the largest of each being UKG Ultimate Kronos Group (+137 new ads) and Amazon (-603 new ads). The 17 increasing employers in the top 25 amounted to a combined 694 new ad increase over the week, and the 8 decreasing employers were down a combined 794, resulting in a -100 over the week change. Almost all of the over the week decline in the top 25 was due to Amazon, which accounted for 76% of the drop among the 8 decreasing employers.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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November 13th
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November 12th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 104,973 in October 2021.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (20,754 postings), Retail Trade (16,320 postings), Finance and Insurance (7,958 posting), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (7,001 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (5,572 postings), Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers (4,152 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,470 postings), Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,394 postings), and Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (2,173 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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November 12th November 6th, 2021 Extra Issue #81 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 6th, 2021, there were 8,804 new postings, up 664 new ads or +8% from a week ago. The industries with the largest increases over the week include Retail Trade, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Educational Services. Employers with the most ads in those three sectors include Amazon, Trinity Health, Hartford Healthcare, Yale University, and The University of Connecticut. The most recent week of new ad data is an increase over levels during the last week of October, the month with the highest average on record. The weeks ending October 9th, 16th, and 23rd all had over 10,000 new job postings. When compared to the first week of November 2020, the most recent week of new ad data is up 96%.

Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week and nine had decreases. The twelve increasing sectors grew by a combined 990 new ads and the nine decreasing ones fell by a combined 326. The largest industry increases occurred in Retail Trade (+620 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+100 new ads), and Educational Services (+75 new ads). These three industries accounted for a combined 80% of the job ad gains across the twelve increasing industries. Among the nine sectors with over the week decreases, the largest occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+74 new ads) and Finance & Insurance (-66 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 27 percent of all new ads. Amazon, the employer with the most ads accounted for 9% of all new ads. Twenty of the top 25 employers had over the week increases, the largest occurring at Amazon (+384 new ads) and BJ's Wholesale Club (+118 new ads). Among the five decreasing employers in the top 25, the largest occurred at United Parcel Service (-168 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-92). Overall, the top 25 employers for the week ending November 6th had a combined 2,345 new ads, in the prior week those specific employers had a combined 1,424 new ads.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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November 6th
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November 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.9 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.4 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 6.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The monthly all items seasonally adjusted increase was broad-based, with increases in the indexes for energy, shelter, food, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles among the larger contributors. The energy index rose 4.8 percent over the month, as the gasoline index increased 6.1 percent and the other major energy component indexes also rose. The food index increased 0.9 percent as the index for food at home rose 1.0 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in October after increasing 0.2 percent in September. Most component indexes increased over the month. Along with shelter, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles, the indexes for medical care, for household furnishing and operations, and for recreation all increased in October. The indexes for airline fares and for alcoholic beverages were among the few to decline over the month.

The all items index rose 6.2 percent for the 12 months ending October, the large st 12-month increase since the period ending November 1990. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.6 percent over the last 12 months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending August 1991. The energy index rose 30.0 percent over the last 12 months, and the food index increased 5.3 percent.

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November 5th October 30th, 2021 Extra Issue #80 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 30th, 2021, there were 8,140 new postings, down 2,373 new ads or -23% from a week ago. The most recent week is the second lowest of those ending in October, a month that had the highest weekly average on record. The overall average for weeks ending in October 2021 is 9,508, up 17% from the September (8,135 weekly average) and up 71% from October 2020 (4,766 weekly average). The end of month drop during the week ending October 30th was driven by declines in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services. The employers with the largest declines over the week in those three respective industries were Hartford Healthcare (-258 new ads), Amazon (-569 new ads), and Deloitte (-369 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and six had increases. The Fifteen increasing sectors fell by a combined 2,560 new ads and the six increasing ones grew by a combined 187. The largest industry decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-779 new ads), Retail Trade (-737 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-417 new ads). These three industries accounted for a combined 81% of the total net losses across all industries. Among the six sectors with over the week increases, the largest occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+81 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (+49 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. The three employers with the most ads, Amazon, UPS, and Yale-New Haven Health System had a combined 9% of total ads. Fifteen of the top 25 employers had over the week increases, the largest occurring at UPS (+161 new ads). Among the ten decreasing employers in the top 25, the largest occurred at Amazon (-569 new ads) and Deloitte (-369). Travelers was unchanged at 46 new ads this week and last week. Overall, the top 25 employers for the week ending October 30th had a combined 1,834 new ads, in the prior week those specific employers had a combined 2,608 new ads.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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October 30th
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November 3rd State of Connecticut Career Posters - Job Journeys
For those seeking more information before making a career choice, the Labor Department's "Job Journeys" posters can serve as a valuable resource."We want every jobseeker, student, career counselor, teacher, education and training administrator and workforce professional in the state to know about our series of Job Journey posters," notes State Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby. "These colorful, at-a-glance illustrations of the jobs found in each of Connecticut's 16 career clusters include pay and education information, related jobs,and how they measure up as an ‘in-demand' career."
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November 3rd November 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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November 3rd Responding to the COVID-19 Economic Crisis: One City's Story - November 2021 Economic Digest article
As in the rest of the world, the economy in the City of New Haven has been heavily impacted by COVID 19. Quantitative data has proven to be one of our most reliable methods for understanding the development of the COVID 19 crisis and especially its impacts on our businesses. Continued unemployment claims topped out at 10,000 in April 2020, which made up over 15% of our labor force, and remained above 6,000 until July 2021. At least 66 businesses closed permanently, City parking revenues plummeted from over $100,000 per week in February 2020 to below $5,000 per week in April 2020, and downtown pedestrian counts dropped from over 65,000 per week to 11,000 during the same time span. These data points help us review the arch of the economic crisis with an added level of understanding that we did not always have as events were unfolding around us.

As the crisis hit, the City was focused on immediate response in terms of public health, the continuity of government and supporting our economy. Federal assistance programs were being created to replace income or provide temporary or permanent relief from required payments like taxes, mortgage, and loans to businesses. Local economic development activities shifted to crisis response and triage as economic impacts rolled in. In addition to assisting through locally-funded programs, like the New Haven digital marketplace and Eat New Haven marketing program, the City also became a resource center, identifying and understanding Federal and State assistance programs and connecting businesses with applications. [ read more ]

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October 29th October 23rd, 2021 Extra Issue #79 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 23rd, 2021, there were 10,513 new postings, down 160 new ads or -1% from a week ago. The most recent week is the second highest level on record in Connecticut and follows a series high of 10,673 during the week ending October 16th. The October average of weeks ending this month is on tract to be the highest on record and continues a yearlong trend of new ad growth. In September, the average of weeks ending that month was 8,254, the average for October with one week left in the month is 9,540 new ads. Total new ads in recent weeks have been roughly double levels a year ago. Industries with the largest increases when compared to a year ago (the week ending 10/24/20) include Health Care & Social Assistance (+1,299 new ads or 230%), Retail Trade (+982 new ads or 209%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+717 new ads or 395%).

Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week and nine had decreases. The twelve increasing sectors grew by a combined 958 new ads and the nine decreasing ones fell by a combined 1,118. The largest industry increases occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+357 new ads), Healthcare & Social Assistance (+301 new ads), and Manufacturing (+148 new ads). Among the nine sectors with over the week declines, the largest occurred in Information (-339 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (-228 new ads), and Retail Trade (-182 new ads). Large percent shifts occurred over the week in many sectors, fifteen had change of 10% or more. Some of the largest over the week percent gains occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+59% or +357 new ads) and Manufacturing (+26% or +148 new ads). Large percent declines occurred in Information (-62% or -339 new ads) and Transportation & Warehousing (-46% or -228 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Healthcare. The 25 employers shown above account for 28 percent of all new ads. The three employers with the most ads, Amazon, Deloitte, and Hartford Healthcare had a combined 16% of total ads. Fifteen of the top 25 employers had over the week increases, the largest occurring at Deloitte (+316 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+283 new ads). Among the ten decreasing employers in the top 25, the largest occurred at Amazon (-370 new ads) and Salesforce (-315). Overall, the top 25 employers for the week ending October 23rd had a combined 2,993 new ads, in the prior week those specific employers had a combined 3,255 new ads.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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October 23rd
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October 28th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 2Q2021
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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October 27th Business Employment Dynamics 1Q2021
Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data published quarterly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks employment change at the establishment level and reveals the underlying dynamics of net employment change. The data include gross employment change, business expansion/contraction, establishment birth/death, and is available at sector level.

From January 2021 to March 2021, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 85,542, a decrease of 3,088 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 71,646, a decrease of 7,871 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the first quarter of 2021, the difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 13,896 jobs in the private sector. This net increase follows a 9,113 net increase during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Net employment change reached a low of -205,121 during the second quarter of 2020. The combined net change for the three quarters of subsequent data through the first quarter of 2021 is 105,466 jobs.

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October 27th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 94,428 in September 2021.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (17,038 postings), Retail Trade (15,195 postings), Finance and Insurance (7,500 posting), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (6,221 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (4,016 postings), Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers (3,270 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,228 postings), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (2,198 postings) and Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,098 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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October 26th Connecticut Learns and Works - Debunking the Mysteries of Women in Modern Manufacturing
Millie Hemming | Education & Workforce Specialist
Kristi Oki | Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Design, Automation & Metrology
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October 22nd October 16th, 2021 Extra Issue #78 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 16th, 2021, there were 10,690 new postings, up 1,252 new ads or +13% from a week ago. The most recent week is highest level on record in Connecticut and is over 600 ads higher than the previous high of 10,055 which occurred during the week ending July 3rd, 2021. Nationally, the most recent week amounted to 730,875 new ads, about ten thousand ads below peak levels reached during the week ending May 8th, 2021. In Connecticut, more than half of the over the week increase occurred in Retail Trade (+382 new ads) and Information (+308 new ads). By employer, a combined new ad increase of almost 900 occurred at Amazon (+530 new ads) and Salesforce (+359 new ads) over the week. The two occupations with the largest over the week increase, Registered Nurses and Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers both had over the week new ad increases of over 99 percent.

Ten sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and ten had decreases. The largest industry increases occurred in Retail Trade (+382 new ads), Information (+308 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+214 new ads). The overall Retail increase despite larger gains at Amazon reflects over the week declines at other large industry employers. Over the week, the largest Retail Trade employer declines include Target (-33 new ads), Raymour & Flanigan (-32 new ads) and BJ's Wholesale (-28 new ads). During the most recent week, the ten industries with the most job ads had between 1.4 (Manufacturing) and 6 (Information) times the job ad levels they had during a year ago during the week ending October 17th, 2020.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Business Services and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 34 percent of all new ads. Among all employers, Amazon accounted for 13% of all new ads statewide. The top 25 new ad employers included far fewer Retail Trade employers than the prior week. During the week ending October 9th, 7 employers amounted to 26% of job ads in the top 25, during the week ending October 16th, 3 employers in that industry amounted to 37% of ads in the top 25. This is due in large part to Amazon dwarfing other employers and having the largest over the week increase. The Largest over the week employer decrease occurred at the State of Connecticut (-145 new ads to 74), which fell from the top 25.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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October 16th
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October 15th October 9th, 2021 Extra Issue #77 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 9th, 2021, there were 9,438 new postings, up 1,904 new ads or +25% from a week ago. The most recent week is second highest new ad level on record and continues an upward trend that began last winter. Since March 2021, the monthly average of weekly new ad counts has been above levels had during the March 2020-Feburary 2021 period. The over the week increase is driven by industry gains in Health Care & Social Assistance, Manufacturing, and Accommodation & Food Services. Employers with the largest increases include the State of Connecticut and Raytheon. Employers with the largest over the week decreases include The Home Depot Incorporated and Charter Communications.

Nineteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and two had decreases. The largest industry increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+689 new ads), Manufacturing (+237 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+141 new ads). These three sectors accounted for roughly two thirds of total over the week new ad growth. The two decreasing industries fell by a combined 102 new ads, with most of that occurring in Retail Trade (-93 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade accounted for 7 employers and 46% of the job ads in the top 25. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. The largest employer increases over the week occurred at the State of Connecticut (+212 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Amazon (-51 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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October 9th
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October 13th Connecticut Learns and Works - Fall 2021 Breakfast Symposium
Engaging Educators, Employers and the Workforce Development Community - Symposium for educators, counselors, employment and training specialists, and business persons interested in career and workforce development issues. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 7:30 - 11:30 am, Tunxis CC, Farmington, (Founder's Hall)
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October 8th October 2nd, 2021 Extra Issue #76 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 2nd, 2021, there were 7,534 new postings, down 1,200 new ads or -14% from a week ago. The prior week ending October 2nd was the second highest on record. The new ad decrease over the week was driven by Health Care & Social Assistance (-729 new ads). These health care losses follow new ad gains of 768 a week earlier. The declines during the most recent week were driven by decreases at Hartford Healthcare (-364 new ads), Aya Healthcare (-90 new ads), Petco (-76 new ads), and Target (-70 new ads). The most recent week is the first ending in October and follows the highest monthly average of weekly new ads in record. The month of September 2021 averaged 8,254 new ads per week, a level 76 percent higher than a year ago. New ads averaged 4,699 during September 2020.

Eighteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and three had increases. The decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,348 new ads while the three increasing sectors grew by 148 new ads. More than two thirds of the overall decline occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-729 new ads), Manufacturing (-129 new ads) and Information (-114 new ads). The three increasing sectors had much smaller gains, the largest being Educational Services +128 new ads or +60%). Though most sectors experienced over the week declines, ad counts during the week ending October 2nd are still among the highest levels in over a year, and last week was the second highest new ad count on record.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 30 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade accounted for 5 employers and 51% of the job ads in the top 25. Of the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week increases and 9 had decreases. The largest employer increases over the week occurred at The Home Depot (+202 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-364 new ads). The over the week declines at Hartford Healthcare follow a week of commensurate gains, it added 381 new ads a week before.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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October 2nd
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October 4th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 1st September 25th, 2021 Extra Issue #75 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 25th, 2021, there were 8,734 new postings, up 1,213 new ads or +16% from a week ago. The new ad increase over the week was driven by Retail Trade (+768 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+631 new ads) and tempered by declines in 10 sectors including Educational Services (-116 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-82 new ads). Employers with the largest increases were Amazon (+417 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+381 new ads). Employers with the largest over the week declines include Yale University (-43 new ads) and Deloitte (-42 new ads). Weekly new ads ending in September are on track to be the highest monthly average on record.

Eleven sectors had job posting increases over the week and ten had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 1,588 new ads while the ten decreasing industries accounted for a combined 375 job ad decrease. Among increasing industries, 1,399 of the combined gains occurred in Retail Trade (+768 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+631 new ads). The largest decline over the week occurred in Educational Services, down 116 new ads. Over four weeks, total new ads were up 971 new ads or +13%. The largest industry increases over four weeks include Retail Trade (+847 new ads or +85%) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+365 new ads +25%). The largest four week decline occurred in Educational Services (-199 new ads or -48%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-104 new ads or -21%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 28 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade accounted for 10 employers and about half the job ads in the top 25. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases and 7 had decreases. The largest employer increases over the week occurred at Amazon (+417 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+381 new ads). The 7 employers with over the week declines fell by 42 new ads or less, the largest being Deloitte.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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September 25th
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October 1st October 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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October 1st All State Economic Indexes Fell in 2020 Due to the COVID Pandemic - October 2021 Economic Digest article
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all state economic indexes fell over the year. After annual revisions, Connecticut ranked 35th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) in the State Economic Indexes (SEI) in 2020, down from the 25th position in 2019.

Utah came in first in the nation with the highest index of 143.1 last year, while Hawaii placed last (103.3). Our state's index of 114.2 was below the nationwide value of 119.8

SEI: Methodology
Applying the same components and methodology of the Connecticut Town Economic Indexes (See September 2021 issue), the Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research also developed the State Economic Indexes for all 50 states and DC. With recently available annual average data from the Quarterly Census Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, along with the revised annual average unemployment rate from Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), annual SEI is reestimated for the 2010-2020 period.

These indexes provide a measure of the overall economic strength of each state that can be compared and ranked. Four annual average state economic indicators were used as components: 1. the number of the total covered business establishments, 2. total covered employment, 3. real covered wages, and 4. the unemployment rate. [ read more ]

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September 30th Business and Employment Changes Announced in the News Media
Lists start-ups, expansions, recruitments, career fairs, staff reductions, and layoffs reported by the media, both current and future. The report provides company name, the number of workers involved, date of the action, the principal product or service of the company, a brief synopsis of the action, and the source and date of the media article.
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September 27th Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on the Eastern Workforce Development Area including population and population density, labor force, employment and wages by industry sector, and new housing permits. In addition, detailed information on residents in need of workforce investment services such as high school dropouts, Medicaid recipients, adult probationers, Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) recipients, and other residents with barriers to employment.
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September 27th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 24th September 18th, 2021 Extra Issue #74 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 18th, 2021, there were 7,521 new postings, down 1,100 new ads or -13% from a week ago. During the most recent week, the new ad net decline was driven by decreases in Retail Trade (-739 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-624 new ads) and tempered by increases mostly in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+145 new ads) and Educational Services (+100 new ads). Employers with the largest decreases were Amazon (-495 new ads), The Home Depot (-129 new ads), and Walmart (-64 new ads). Though down over the week, recent levels are 61% above weekly levels from a year ago, and the most recent four-week average is a series high of 8,019.

Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week and Nine had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 571 new ads while the nine decreasing industries accounted for a combined 1,671 job ad decrease. Among increasing industries, more than half of the combined gains occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+145 new ads), Educational Services (+100 new ads), and manufacturing (+55 new ads). The largest decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-739 new ads or -41%) and Health Care & Social Assistance (-624 new ads or -34%). Over four weeks, total new ads were up 495 new ads or +7%. The largest industry increases over four weeks include Retail Trade (+189 new ads or +21%) and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+116 new ads or +25%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 4 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Raytheon (+58 new ads) and Deloitte (+43 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 4 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 583 new ads over the week, the largest being Amazon (-495 new ads over the week).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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September 17th September 11th, 2021 Extra Issue #73 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 11th, 2021, there were 8,621 new postings, up 465 new ads or +6% from a week ago. This level is the second highest weekly count in over a year. The highest weekly new ad count was 10,058 new ads during the week ending July 3rd, 2021. During the most recent week, new ad growth was driven by Increases in Health Care & Social Assistance (+519 new ads) and Retail Trade (+347 new ads) and tempered by decreases in Accommodation & Food Services (-73 new ads) and Educational Services (-64 new ads). Employers with the largest new ad increase and decrease were Amazon (+382 new ads) and Trinity Health (-162 new ads).

Eight sectors had job posting increases over the week and thirteen had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 1,045 new ads while the ten decreasing industries accounted for a combined 580 job ad decrease. The largest increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+519 new ads or +40%) and Retail Trade (+347 new ads or +24%). Among the thirteen decreasing industries, the largest declines occurred in Accommodation& Food Services (-73 new ads or -13%) and Educational Services (-64 new ads or -22%). Over four weeks, total new ads were up 1,772 new ads or +26%. The largest industry increases over four weeks include Health Care & Social Assistance (+801 new ads or +79%), Retail Trade (+505 new ads or +39%) and Transportation & Warehousing (+272 new ads or +214%.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 24 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week increases, and 11 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+382 new ads) and The Home Depot (+101 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 11 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 388 new ads over the week, the largest being Trinity Health (-162 new ads over the week).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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September 14th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.5 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The indexes for gasoline, household furnishings and operations, food, and shelter all rose in August and contributed to the monthly all items seasonally adjusted increase. The energy index increased 2.0 percent, mainly due to a 2.8-percent increase in the gasoline index. The index for food rose 0.4 percent, with the indexes for food at home and food away from home both increasing 0.4 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in August, its smallest increase since February 2021. Along with the indexes for household operations and shelter, the indexes for new vehicles, recreation, and medical care also rose in August. The indexes for airline fares, used cars and trucks, and motor vehicle insurance all declined over the month.

The all items index rose 5.3 percent for the 12 months ending August, a smaller increase than the 5.4-percent rise for the period ending July. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.0 percent over the last 12 months, also a smaller increase than the period ending July. The energy index rose 25.0 percent over the last 12 months, and the food index increased 3.7 percent; both were larger than the increases for the 12-month period ending July.

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September 10th September 4th, 2021 Extra Issue #72 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 4th, 2021, there were 8,156, new postings, up 393 new ads or +5% from a week ago. The most recent week continues a trend of strong over the year new ad growth that began in March 2021. From the week ending 3/12/21 through 9/4/21, new ads over the year change has been positive in all but the week ending 6/12/21, which was -1.6% below levels a year ago. Since that week, new ads have ranged between 25.7% and 192.6% above corresponding 2020 weekly levels. During the week ending 9/4/21, total new ads were 36.3% above new ad counts for the week ending 9/5/20. During the most recent week, new ad growth was driven by Increases in Retail Trade (+471 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (+63 new ads) and tempered by decreases in Health Care & Social Assistance (-161 new ads) and Profession, Scientific, & Technical Services (-123 new ads). Employers with the largest new ad increase and decrease were Amazon (+217 new ads) and Raytheon (-74 new ads).

Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and eight had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 1,013 new ads while the ten decreasing industries accounted for a combined 620 job ad decrease. The largest increases occurred in Retail Trade (+471 new ads or +47%), Accommodation & Food Services (+63 new ads or +13%), and Public Administration (+43 new ads or +60%). About 65% of the new ad decline among the eight decreasing industries occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-161 or -11%), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-123 new ads or -21%) and Educational Services (-119 new ads or -29%). Over Four weeks, Thirteen industries had increases, Arts, Ent., & Rec. was unchanged, and seven had decreases. The largest of each respectively over four weeks are Retail Trade (+245 new ads) and Health Care and Social Assistance (-150 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+217 new ads), Trinity Health (+175 new ads), and Compass Group North America (+46 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 224 new ads over the week, the largest being Raytheon (-74 new ads over the week).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #72 September 4th 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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September 3rd August 28th, 2021 Extra Issue #71 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 21st, 2021, there were 7,763 new postings, up 10% from a week ago. About half of the over the week increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (26.7%) and Transportation & Warehousing (24.6%). Employers with the largest over the week increases include Amazon (+130 new ads), Raytheon (+117 new ads), and Advantage Sales & Marketing (+73 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week increase include Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (+173 new ads), Registered Nurses (+104 new ads), and Driver/Sales Workers (+77 new ads). Over the past two months, total weekly new ads have averaged over 7,000 and averaged over 6,000 since March.

Eleven sectors had job posting increases over the week and ten had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 964 new ads while the ten decreasing industries accounted for a combined 227 job ad decrease. The largest increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+197 new ads or +16%), Transportation & Warehousing (+181 new ads or +137%), and Finance & Insurance (+150 new ads or +31%). 68% of the combined 227 new ad decline among the ten decreasing industries occurred in Educational Services (-78 or -16%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-78 or -14%). Over four weeks, total new ads are up 165 new ads and up 2%. Eleven industries had increases and ten had decreases. The largest of each respectively over four weeks are Retail Trade (+287 new ads) and Health Care and Social Assistance (-263 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 4 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+130 new ads), Raytheon (+117 new ads), and Advantage Sales & Marketing (+73 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 4 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 41 and all had decreases of 15 or less.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #71 August 28th 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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September 1st September 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
September 2021 CT Economic Digest (PDF) September
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September 1st All of Connecticut Town Economic Indexes Fell in 2020 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic - September 2021 Economic Digest article
Connecticut's overall economy shrank last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as all of 169 municipalities' fell in 2020. The indexes on page 3 give a broad measure of business and resident economic well-being of each town, allowing comparisons among them.

The CTEI Methodology
The Connecticut Town Economic Indexes (CTEI) were introduced in 2015 and are released annually. The Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research developed the composite indexes of all 169 municipalities in the state to measure each town or city's overall economic health, which then can be ranked and compared to others to gain perspective. The four annual average town economic indicators used as components are total covered business establishments, total covered employment, inflation-adjusted covered annual average wages, and the unemployment rate.

Establishments are the physical work units located in the municipality. Employment is the number payroll employees in establishments that are located in the town. Wages are the aggregate payroll pay divided by the total average employment. These three measures come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program and include all those who are covered under unemployment insurance law, thus capturing nearly 100 percent of all payroll employees in each town. [ read more ]

September 2021 Digest article All of Connecticut Town Economic Indexes Fell in 2020 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

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August 31st Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 30th Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics by State / LMA / WDA - 2021
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2021 (xlsx) 1Q 2021
August 30th State of Connecticut NAICS Industry - Occupational Employment and Wages (OEWS)- 2021
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2021 (xlsx) 1Q 2021
August 27th August 21st, 2021 Extra Issue #70 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 21st, 2021, there were 7,026 new postings, up 18% from a week ago. The industries that comprised the largest share of over the week increase include Health Care & Social Assistance (31.6%), Educational Services (16.6%), and Accommodation and Food Services (15.8%). Employers with the largest over the week increases include the State of Connecticut (+156 new ads), Stamford Hospital (+71 new ads), and Genesis Healthcare (+57 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week increase include Registered Nurses (+91 new ads), Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (+50 new ads), and Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (+47 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and six had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 1,316 new ads while the six decreasing industries accounted for a combined 225 job ad decrease. The largest increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+345 new ads or +38%), Educational Services (+181 new ads or +59%), and Accommodation & Food Services (+172 new ads or +44%). Most of the combined 225 new ad decline among the six decreasing industries occurred in Retail Trade (-153 or -15%). Over four weeks, total new ads are down 17% or down 1,462 new ads. Thirteen industries had decreases and eight had increases. The largest of each respectively over four weeks are Retail Trade (-719 new ads) and Educational Services (+117 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the State of Connecticut (+156 new ads), Stamford Hospital (+71 new ads), and Genesis Healthcare Corp. (+57 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 274 and a third of that combined decrease occurred at Amazon (-100 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #70 August 21st 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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August 25th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 89,171 in July 2021.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (17499 postings), Retail Trade (11,268 postings), Finance and Insurance (7,056 posting), and Manufacturing (6,122 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (4,068 postings), Retail Salesperson (2,733 postings), Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers (2,238 postings) Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,135 postings) and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (2,110 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

August 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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August 25th Connecticut Career Paths
Your personal guide to career decision-making. This publication is created to provide you the information about the skills and training to prepare yourself for a successful career in one of over 360 occupations in the state.

56-page guide is well organized for quick references that include the locations and contact information for the American Job Centers, Labor Department's Job Bank-CTHires.com, Career and Educational Resources, and Government Resources in Connecticut. Articles in the guide also provide information on advanced manufacturing, apprenticeship, core components of student success plans, employment of minors, resume design basics, and steps to become a teacher. It also contains data on more than 360 occupations in the state, including narrative descriptions, number of individuals currently employed, annual job openings, salary information, required training and basic skills sought by employers.

Connecticut Career Paths: 2021 (PDF) 2021
August 20th August 14th, 2021 Extra Issue #69 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 14th, 2021, there were 5,935 new postings, down 25% from a week ago. This weekly new ad level is the fifth lowest since March 2021. When compared to March 2020-Feburary 2021, the most current weekly level of 5,935 is higher than all but three weeks of new job ads. The industries that comprised the largest share of over the week declines include Health Care & Social Assistance (26.2%), Finance & Insurance (9.1%), and Retail Trade (9.0%). Employers with the largest over the week declines include Amazon (-233 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (-64 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (-61 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week declines include Registered Nurses (-166 new ads), Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers (-149 new ads), and Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (-81 new ads).

Most sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and two had increases. The decreasing industries increased by a combined 2,028 new ads while the three industries without decline accounted for a combined 4 job ad increase. The largest decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-531 new ads or -37%), Finance & Insurance (-184 new ads or -27%), and Retail Trade (-183 new ads or -15%). Over four weeks, total new ads are up 14% or up 717 new ads. Thirteen industries had increases and eight had decreases. The largest of each respectively over four weeks are Retail trade (+250 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-138 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 13 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 11 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Apple (+105 new ads), Advantage Sales & Marketing (+84 new ads), and Lowe's Companies Inc. (+37 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 11 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 476 and half of that combined decrease occurred at Amazon (-233 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #69 August 14th 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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August 17th Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on the Eastern Workforce Development Area including population and population density, labor force, employment and wages by industry sector, and new housing permits. In addition, detailed information on residents in need of workforce investment services such as high school dropouts, Medicaid recipients, adult probationers, Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) recipients, and other residents with barriers to employment.
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August 13th August 7th, 2021 Extra Issue #68 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 7th, 2021, there were 7,959 new postings, up 5% from a week ago and up 3% from four weeks ago. The graph below illustrates how weekly new ad have trended upward since March 2021 when compared to the prior 12 months. Peak new ads of 10,196 new ads during the week ending July 21, 2021 was five times above the May 20, 2020 low of 2,121 new ads. During the most recent week, the 5% over the week increase was driven by large new ad gains in Retail Trade (+513 new ads or +73%), and Prof. Sci. & Tech. Services (+125 new ads or +9%). Employers with the largest over the week increase include Amazon (+446 new ads), M&T Bank (+305 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+47 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week increase include Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers (+273 new ads), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (+35 new ads), and Janitors & Cleaners (+28 new ads).

Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week and nine had decreases. The 12 increasing industries increased by a combined 808 new ads over the week while the 9 decreasing industries fell by a combined 447 new ads. Retail Trade (+513 new ads) made up about 64 percent of the increase, while most of the losses among the nine decreasing industries occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-274 new ads). Over four weeks, total ads were up 242 new ads or +3%. The largest four week industry increase and decrease respectively occurred in Retail Trade (+431 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (-887 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+446 new ads), M&T Bank (+47 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+35 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 84 and each decreased by 31 new ads or less over the week. Over four weeks, the largest increase and decrease respectively were Amazon (+391 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-436 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #68 August 7th 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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August 7th
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August 11th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.9 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.4 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The indexes for shelter, food, energy, and new vehicles all increased in July and contributed to the monthly all items seasonally adjusted increase. The food index increased 0.7 percent in July as five of the major grocery store food group indexes rose, and the food away from home index increased 0.8 percent. The energy index rose 1.6 percent in July, as the gasoline index increased 2.4 percent and other energy component indexes also rose.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in July after increasing 0.9 percent in June. Along with shelter and new vehicles, the indexes for recreation, for medical care, and for personal care increased in July. The index for used cars also increased in July, but the 0.2-percent advance was much smaller than in recent months. The index for motor vehicle insurance declined in July, and the index for airline fares fell slightly.

The all items index rose 5.4 percent for the 12 months ending July, the same increase as the period ending June. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.3 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index rose 23.8 percent. The food index increased 3.4 percent for the 12 months ending July, compared to a 2.4-percent rise for the period ending June.

July 2021 Consumer Price Index (PDF)
July 2021 Consumer Price Index
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August 9th 1Q2021 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Towns)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut Towns.
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August 9th 4Q2020 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / Towns / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market Areas, Connecticut Towns and Workforce Development Areas.
4Q2020
August 6th July 31st, 2021 Extra Issue #67 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 31st, 2021, there were 7,598 new postings, down 10% from a week ago and down 26% from four weeks ago, which was a series high of over 10,000 new ads. The monthly average of the weeks that ended in July is the highest in over a year as is shown in the graph below. Much of the over the week decline can be attributed to Retail Trade (-896 new ads) and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-171 new ads). Other sectors that added jobs over the week include Healthcare & Social Assistance (+440 new ads) and Transportation & Warehousing (+84 new ads). Occupations with the largest new ad decreases over the week include Laborers, Freight, Stock & Material Movers (-432 new ads) and Packers & Packagers (-70 new ads). Occupations with the largest new ad increase over the week include Registered Nurses (+94 new ads), Insurance Sales Agents (+63 new ads), and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (+53 new ads).

Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and eight had increases. The decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,495 new ads over the week, Retail Trade (-896 new ads) made up about 60% of the decrease. The retail sector losses of 896 follow an over the week gain of 816 new ads during the week ending June 24th. Amazon's over the week new ad change (-850 new ads) corresponds with the retail sector change. Other sectors with large over the week decreases include Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-171 over the week), and Educational Services (-61 over the week). The eight increasing sectors grew by a combined 605 ads, most of the gains occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+440 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Manufacturing. The largest of those three industries respectively were Hartford Healthcare (71 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (104 new ads), and Stanley Black & Decker (46 new ads). The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 19 had over the week increases and 6 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest over the week increase was at Charter Communications (+74 new ads). When compared to last week, many employers in retail trade had over the week decreases including Amazon (-850 new ads), Goodwill ( 18 new ads), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (-17 new ads), and Macy's (-16 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #67 July 31st 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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July 31st
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August 5th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 2nd
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August 3rd 2020 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages (Statewide / County / LMA / WDA / Town)
Employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program.(three digit government data added)
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August 3rd 2020 Worksites by Size Class
Worksites is a count of firms, excluding government, that have only one location, plus a count of each location of firms that have operations in more than one location. The sum of the substate areas is less than the statewide total because some multi-location firms and others that don't have a physical location are coded as statewide and therefore have no substate area designation.
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August 3rd Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on the Eastern Workforce Development Area including population and population density, labor force, employment and wages by industry sector, and new housing permits. In addition, detailed information on residents in need of workforce investment services such as high school dropouts, Medicaid recipients, adult probationers, Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) recipients, and other residents with barriers to employment.
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August 2nd August 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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August 2nd Covered Employment and Wages: A 2020 Annual Review - August 2021 Economic Digest article
According to the most recent data published by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, the number of jobs in Connecticut decreased by 7.5 percent during 2020. The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic was the primary driver of employment and wage changes in 2020. Total private industry employment, constituting 86.2 percent of the state's employment total, decreased by 7.8 percent. Total government employment was also down 5.3 percent.

Average annual wages for all Connecticut jobs increased by 8.1 percent, to $75,411. One must keep in mind that this increase is mostly due to lower wage earners no longer being employed, raising the average. In 2020, private sector wages increased by 8.2 percent to $76,341; government wages increased 7.3 percent to $69,594.

Despite, and perhaps because of the pandemic, new business establishment creation was up significantly over the second half of 2020 as the economy reopened. New business starts were 5,927 from July-December 2020, compared to 4,908 for the same time period in 2019. Overall, establishments rose to 127,003 in 2020, an increase of 2.6 percent over 2019. Total private establishments represented nearly all of the increase, reaching 123,635 in 2020. Government worksites increased 0.6 percent in the state, from 3,347 in 2019 to 3,368 in 2020. [ read more ]

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July 30th July 24th, 2021 Extra Issue #66 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 24th, 2021, there were 8,488 new postings, up 63% from a week ago and up 12% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the second highest weekly count of the past year. About 25% of the increase over the week occurred in Retail Trade. Employers with the largest increases were Amazon (+456 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (+104 new ads), and Deloitte (+79 new ads). The occupations with the largest over the week increases include Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers (+371 new ads), Registered Nurses (+86 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (+59 new ads).

Nineteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and two had decreases. The increasing sectors grew by a combined 3,308 new ads over the week, Retail Trade (+816 new ads) made up about 25% of the increase. Other sectors with large over the week growth include Healthcare & Social Assistance (+481 new ads), Professional, Scientific, & Tech. (+365 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+249 new ads). Over four weeks, 15 sectors increased and 6 decreased. The largest of each were Retail Trade (+627 new ads over four weeks) and Real Estate (-261 new ads over four weeks).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. The largest of those three industries respectively were Amazon (866 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (138 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (84 new ads). The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week increases and 3 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest over the week increase was at Amazon (+699 new ads). The three decreasing employers in the top 25 had new ad count declines of 40 or less over the week.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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July 29th Business Employment Dynamics 4Q2020
From October 2020 to December 2020, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 87,068, a decrease of 58,797 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 77,371, an increase of 10,905 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the fourth quarter of 2020, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 9,697 jobs in the private sector. This net increase follows a 79,399 net increase during the third quarter of 2020, when many initial pandemic mitigation policies were lifted.

Prior to the current recession, annual average net change was -2,939 in 2019 and positive from 2010-2018. During the last recession it fell precipitously to a low of -15,445 jobs in 2009. Before that from 2004-2007, annual average net change ranged between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs.

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July 27th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 23rd July 17th, 2021 Extra Issue #65 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 17th, 2021, there were 5,218 new postings, down 32% from a week ago and down 21% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the lowest since early April. About 61% of the 2,499 decline over the week occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance. Employers with the largest drops were Hartford Healthcare (-456 new ads), The Hartford Financial Group (-45 new ads) and Connecticut Children's Medical Center (-42 new ads). The occupations with the largest over the week declines include Registered Nurses (-342 new ads), Medical & Health Service Managers (-88 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (-79 new ads). Amid large overall weekly declines, employers that added the most new job ads include Amazon (+96 new ads), CVS Health (+41 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+38 new jobs).

Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged and six had increases. The 14 increasing industries fell by a combined 2,736 new ads over the week while the six increasing industries grew by a combined 237 new ads. Health Care and Social Assistance (-1,524 new ads) made up about 55 percent of the decline, and most of the gains among the six increasing industries occurred in Accommodation & Food Service (+163 new ads). That sector had the third highest count of job ads during the past week and displaced Finance and Insurance, which is usually in the top three.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+96 new ads), CVS Health (+41 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+38 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 484 new ads and most of that decline occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-456 new ads). That decrease corresponds with a 446 new ad increase during the prior week at Hartford Healthcare. Over Four weeks, the largest increase and decrease among top 25 employers were both in Retail Trade, Macys (+39 new ads) and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (-29 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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July 16th July 10th, 2021 Extra Issue #64 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 10th, 2021, there were 7,717 new postings, down 25% from a week ago and up 32% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the second highest new ad level since early May, the prior week was the highest on record. The over the week decline of -2,548 was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (-694 new ads or -23%) and Retail Trade (-42% or -576). Those two sectors had the most ads overall and accounted for about half of the overall decline across all industries. Many of the occupations with the most ads were in Heath Care and Retail Trade, including Registered Nurses (552 ads, down 27% over the week), Retail Salespersons (259 new ads, down 10% over the week), and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (190 new ads, down 22% over the week). This over the week drop of 25% during the week of the July 4th Holiday is less than a year ago, which fell 35% during the week ending July 4th, 2020. Total new ads are up 66% over 52 weeks.

Seventeen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and four had increases. The 17 increasing industries fell by a combined 2,605 new ads over the week. More than half of that decrease occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-694 new ads) and Retail Trade (-576), two industries that had large increases the week before. Some of the health care drop appears to the result of a few website that had a spike in new job posting activity a week ago and subsequently fell this week back to typical levels. In Retail Trade, a large portion of the sector decline over the week can be attributed to drops at Amazon (-293 new ads) and Home Depot (-121 new ads). Those two employers had combined 499 new ads last week and were down a 414 over the week combined. Among the four increasing sectors, the largest occurred in Real Estate, up 31 new ads or +36%.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week decreases, one was unchanged and 10 had increases. Among decreasing employers, Amazon (-293 new ads), St. Vincent's Health Service (-76 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (-51 new ads) had the largest over the week decreases. The 10 increasing employers in the top 25 grew by a combined 586 new ads, about 75% of that growth can be attributed to Hartford Healthcare (+446 new ads). Over Four weeks, the largest increase and decrease among top 25 employers were Hartford Healthcare (+469 new ads) and Amazon (-501).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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July 13th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.9 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was the largest 1-month change since June 2008 when the index rose 1.0 percent. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.4 percent before seasonal adjustment; this was the largest 12-month increase since a 5.4-percent increase for the period ending August 2008.

The index for used cars and trucks continued to rise sharply, increasing 10.5 percent in June. This increase accounted for more than one-third of the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index increased 0.8 percent in June, a larger increase than the 0.4-percent increase reported for May. The energy index increased 1.5 percent in June, with the gasoline index rising 2.5 percent over the month.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.9 percent in June after increasing 0.7 percent in May. Many of the same indexes continued to increase, including used cars and trucks, new vehicles, airline fares, and apparel. The index for medical care and the index for household furnishings and operations were among the few major component indexes which decreased in June.

The all items index rose 5.4 percent for the 12 months ending June; it has been trending up every month since January, when the 12-month change was 1.4 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.5 percent over the last 12-months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending November 1991. The energy index rose 24.5 percent over the last 12-months, and the food index increased 2.4 percent.

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July 12th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 12th 2018-2028 Workforce Development Area Employment Projections
These forecasts are used in conjunction with occupational forecasts to help students decide on careers, schools decide on training programs, businesses decide on strategic plans, and governments decide on budgets and services. Occupational employment projections give a broad view of future employment conditions. They show job growth and decline in various occupations over the entire decade; they do not intend to imply a smooth trend between the start and end of this period.
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July 9th July 3rd, 2021 Extra Issue #63 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 3rd, 2021, there were 7,565 new postings, up 14% from a week ago and up 12% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the highest in five weeks and within 1,000 ads of the early May high of 8,532 new ads. A majority of sectors had increases over the week, the largest being Real Estate (+304 new ads or +363%), Manufacturing (+171 new ads or +38%), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+111 new ads or +10%). The largest over the week industry decrease occurred in Accommodations and Food Services (-89 new ads or -17.9%). Employers with the largest over the week new ad change include CBRE (+299 new ads) and Amazon (+228 new ads). The Largest employer new ad decreases occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-321 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-163 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and six had decreases. The 15 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,124 new ads over the week. About fifty-two percent of that increase occurred in three sectors, Real Estate (+304 new ads or 27% of increase), Manufacturing (+171 new ads or 15.2% of increase) and Health Care and Social Assistance (+111 new ads or 9.9% of increase). The 6 decreasing industries fell the week by a combined 181 new ads with most of the decrease occurring in Accommodation and Food Services (-89 new ads). Over four weeks, 14 sectors had new ad increases and 7 had decreases. The largest of each occurred in Real Estate (+283 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-78 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending July 3rd were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases and 8 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at CBRE (+299) and the largest decrease occurred at Soliant (-27 new ads). Over four weeks, the largest employer increase and decrease occurred at CBRE (+298 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-321 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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July 7th July 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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July 7th 2020 Connecticut Housing Market: A Year Like No Other - July 2021 Economic Digest article #1
Connecticut's housing market saw notable gains last year due in part to COVID-19, which spurred an outmigration from large urban areas like New York City. For example, home prices hit an all-time high and sales surged to their highest levels in sixteen years. This article examines these and other factors that contributed to a strong housing market in 2020.

Housing Production
According to data released from the Bureau of the Census, cities and towns in Connecticut authorized 5,471 single and multifamily homes with a total valuation of $1.061 billion in 2020. This level of production represented a 6.5% decrease from 5,854 in 2019, but an 13.6% increase from 4,815 in 2018.

In 2020, Fairfield County authorized the most permits (34.0%), followed by New Haven County (25.1%) and Hartford County (15.5%). Windham County had the smallest share (2.7%). Connecticut issued 2,512 single family permits which accounted for 45.9% of the total number of housing units authorized, while 48.9% were multifamily (5 units or more), continuing the recent trend of higher demand for multifamily housing-especially in urban areas. [ read more ]

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July 7th Much Ado About Parking - July 2021 Economic Digest article #2
With more parking space than public parkland in its downtown, Hartford's planners are considering the role parking plays in city life. The 435.2 acres of parking in downtown's two square miles would cover the University of Hartford campus, Bushnell Park, and the entire river-front park system in Hartford and East Hartford combined. Comparable cities such as Cambridge, MA and Arlington, VA dedicate 80% less land to parking than our capital city. This article looks at the challenges excess parking brings to Hartford; the ambitious measure taken by the city to integrate parking with development to attract new residents; and a new downtown development that applies design principles prioritizing vibrant street life over storing cars.

From 1960 to 2000, Hartford's parking-to-building-area ratio more than doubled because of its desire to emulate suburbs' easy access to parking. Map 1 shows the results of this trend. The city's 21st century development priorities are evolving from its pursuit of Class A office space1 to adding housing that would transform downtown from a briefcase town to a vibrant and diverse 24-hour community with active street life. Since 2014, 881 apartments have been added downtown, with 477 more under construction, and 188 units in planning or design phases. [ read more ]

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July 2nd June 26th, 2021 Extra Issue #62 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 26th, 2021, there were 7,565 new postings, up 14% from a week ago and up 12% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the highest in five weeks and within 1,000 ads of the early May high of 8,532 new ads. A majority of sectors had increases over the week, the largest being Real Estate (+304 new ads or +362%), Manufacturing (+171 new ads or +38%), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+111 new ads or +10%). The largest over the week industry decrease occurred in Accommodations and Food Services (-89 new ads or -17.9%). Employers with the largest over the week new ad change include CBRE (+299 new ads) and Amazon (+228 new ads). The Largest employer new ad decreases occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-321 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-162 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and six had decreases. The 15 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,124 new ads over the week. About fifty-two percent of that increase occurred in three sectors, Real Estate (+304 new ads or 27% of increase), Manufacturing (+171 new ads or 15.2% of increase) and Health Care and Social Assistance (+111 new ads or 9.9% of increase). The 6 decreasing industries fell the week by a combined 181 new ads with most of the decrease occurring in Accommodation and Food Services (-89 new ads). Over four weeks, 14 sectors had new ad increases and 7 had decreases. The largest of each occurred in Real Estate (+283 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-78 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending June 26th were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases and 8 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at CBRE (+299) and the largest decrease occurred at Soliant (-27 new ads). Over four weeks, the largest employer increase and decrease occurred at CBRE (+298 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-321 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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June 30th Connecticut's Short-Term Employment Outlook 2020-2022
The Pandemic, The Recovery, and its Impact on Labor Markets
2020 is thankfully in the past, but its impact on society and the economy will be felt for many years to come. The pandemic isn't over, but we are in much better shape than a year ago. Over the past year, Connecticut unemployment claims have begun to subside from record highs, a majority of the state adult population is vaccinated, and covid-mitigation economic restrictions have been lifted. Additionally, 2020 decennial census showed that the state population is higher than it was in 2010. Though much of the economic, public health, and social uncertainty has improved over the year, we still face many obvious challenges and are certainly not out of the woods yet but are getting there.

This annual outlook includes a review of various data sources to help contextualize the current state of our labor force demographics and recent economic trends. The concluding section contains short term employment projections through 2022 and help illustrate where we expect the state economy will add jobs during the recovery.

Connecticut's Short-Term Employment Outlook 2020-2022 (PDF, 500K) 2020-2022
June 25th June 19th, 2021 Extra Issue #61 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 19th, 2021, there were 6,622 new postings, up 13% from a week ago and down 15% from four weeks ago. The most recent weekly increase arrests a multi-week decline from early May. A Majority of sectors had over the week increases, with some of the largest occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (+416 new ads or +56%) and Accommodation & Food Services (+155 new ads or +45%). Sectors that lost ads over the week include Retail Trade (-272 new ads or -23%) and Real Estate (-74 new ads or -47%). Employers that had the largest ad change over the week include gains at the Hartford Healthcare (+185 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (+ 59 new ads), and Soliant (+55 new ads). The largest employer new ad losses occurred at Amazon (-384 new ads) and Nelnet (-66 new ads).

Sixteen sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and four had decreases. The 16 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,178 new ads over the week. About sixty-one percent of that increase occurred in three sectors, Health Care & Social Assistance (+416 new ads or 35.3% of increase), Accommodation & Food Services (+155 new ads or 13.2% of increase) and Professional, Sci. & Tech Services (+147 new ads or 12.5% of increase). The 4 decreasing industries fell the week by a combined 400 new ads with most of the decrease occurring in Retail Trade (-272 new ads). Over four weeks, 15 sectors had new ad decreases and 6 had increases. The largest of each occurred in Manufacturing (-362 new ads) and Information (+34 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending June 19thth were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 10 had over the week increases and 15 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (+59 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Amazon (-384). Over four weeks, the largest employer increase and decrease occurred at Soliant (+43) and Amazon (-265) respectively.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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June 15th June 5th, 2021 Extra Issue #60 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 5th, 2021, there were 6,390 new postings, down 6% from a week ago and down 26% from four weeks ago. The most recent week continues declines from the series high four weeks ago during the week ending May 8th. A Majority of sectors had over the week declines, with some of the largest occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (-289 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-109 new ads), and Manufacturing (-31 new ads). Sectors that added Jobs over the week include Finance & Insurance (+95 new ads), Admin. & Support (+29 new ads), and Educational Services (+21 new ads). Employers that had the largest ad change over the week include gains at the State of Connecticut (+74 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (+58 new ads), and Deloitte (+44 new ads), and losses at Hartford Healthcare (-185 new ads), Atria Senior Living (-47 new ads), and Restaurant Depot (-45 new ads).

Twelve sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and eight had increases. The 12 decreasing industries fell by a combined 564 new ads over the week. About seventy percent of that decline occurred in two sectors, Health Care & Social Assistance (-289 new ads or -22%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-109 new ads or -22%). The 8 increasing industries grew over the week by a combined 180 new ads with most of the increase occurring in Finance & Insurance (+95 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 sectors had new ad decreases and 3 had increases. The largest of each occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-892 new ads) and Retail Trade (+46 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending June 5thth were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Healthcare. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at the State of Connecticut (+74 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-185). Over four weeks, the largest employer increase and decrease occurred at Amazon (+151) and Hartford Healthcare (-345) respectively.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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June 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.8 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.0 percent before seasonal adjustment; this was the largest 12-month increase since a 5.4-percent increase for the period ending August 2008.

The index for used cars and trucks continued to rise sharply, increasing 7.3 percent in May. This increase accounted for about one-third of the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index increased 0.4 percent in May, the same increase as in May. The energy index was unchanged in May, with a decline in the gasoline index again offsetting increases in the electricity and natural gas indexes.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.7 percent in May after increasing 0.9 percent in May. Many of the same indexes continued to increase, including used cars and trucks, household furnishings and operations, new vehicles, airline fares, and apparel. The index for medical care fell slightly, one of the few major component indexes to decline in May.

The all items index rose 5.0 percent for the 12 months ending May; it has been trending up every month since January, when the 12-month change was 1.4 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 3.8 percent over the last 12-months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1992. The energy index rose 28.5 percent over the last 12-months, and the food index increased 2.2 percent.

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June 4th May 29th, 2021 Extra Issue #59 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 29th, 2021, there were 6,774 new postings, down 13% from a week ago and down 18% from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly count continues a three week drop from the series high of 8,532 new ads during the week ending May 8th. Most of the total decline over the week occurred in Manufacturing (-344 new ads or -43%) and Retail Trade (-276 new ads or -23%). Employers in those two industries with the largest drops include General Dynamics (-158 new ads) and Raytheon (-101 new ads) in Manufacturing and CVS Health (-129 new ads) in Retail. Occupations with the largest and smallest over the week change respectively were Cooks, Restaurants (+39 new ads) and Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand (-116 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and six had increases. The 15 decreasing industries fell by a combined 1,215 new ads over the week. About half of that decline occurred in two sectors, Manufacturing (-344 new ads or -43%) and Retail Trade (-276 new ads or -23%). The 6 increasing industries grew over the week by a combined 234 new ads with most of the increase occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (+159 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 sectors had new ad decreases and 3 had increases. The largest of each occurred in Retail Trade (-524 new ads) and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (+16 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 29th were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 12 had over the week increases, 12 had decreases, and one was unchanged. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at Hartford Healthcare (+219 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at CVS Health over the week. Those two employers also had the largest change in the top 25 over four weeks, the former up 143 new ads and the latter down 464.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 29th
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June 1st Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 1Q2021
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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June 1st June 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
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June 1st Connecticut Exports Fell in 2020 - June 2021 Economic Digest article #1
COVID-19 had far-reaching impacts on commerce in 2020, resulting in economic disruptions, production issues, and reductions in supply and demand. Consumer demand sharply increased for particular goods, while others experienced dramatic drops. Extraordinary levels of uncertainty caused consumers to hold off on big ticket purchases and durables. As the virus spread along trade and travel routes, COVID-19 drove large international trade declines and disrupted everything as lockdowns and slowed border crossings led to supply chain disruptions and increased trade costs.

To assess Connecticut's export status, The Connecticut Economic Digest conducts an annual review of the state's export performance. A review of the state's 2020 export position follows, all of which should be viewed in the frame of COVID-19. [ read more ]

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June 1st 2020 Unemployment Rate by Town - June 2021 Economic Digest article #2
In 2020, the annual average statewide unemployment rate was 7.9%, up from 3.6% in 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 169 municipalities experienced an increase in their unemployment rate last year.

2019 to 2020
The unemployment rate in all 169 cities and towns in the state rose in 2020. Sharon had the lowest unemployment rate of 4.4%, while the residents of Norwich experienced the highest rate of 14.0% last year (see table on page 3 for the complete town data). Overall, a total of 127 cities and towns had jobless rates below the 2020 statewide figure of 7.9%, 40 had rates above it, and 2 had rates equal to it. By comparison, 126 cities and towns had rates below the 2019 statewide average of 3.6%, 31 above it, and 12 were the same.

Of the five largest cities in the state with a 2010 Census population of 100,000 or more, Stamford had the lowest unemployment rate of 8.1% in 2020. Hartford posted the highest jobless rate among the large cities at 13.3%. All five cities experienced over-the-year unemployment rate increases. [ read more ]

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May 28th May 22nd, 2021 Extra Issue #58 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 22nd, 2021, there were 7,755 new postings, down 4% from a week ago and up 17% from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly count is lowest level this month, but higher than any weekly new ad count shown in the graph below before May 2021. The past four weeks have average 8,126 new ads per week. Major industry shifts over the week include increases in Retail Trade (+252 new ads or +26%) and Accommodation & Food Services (+202 new ads or +43%). Decreasing industries over the week include Health Care & Social Assistance (-261 new ads or -18%) and Manufacturing (-198 new ads or -20%). Employers that added the most new ads this week include Amazon, General Dynamics, and Raytheon. Occupations that had the largest over the week increases include Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers (+170 new ads or +98%), Supervisors of Food Prep. & Serving Workers (+92 new ads or +278%), and Pharmacy Technicians (+81 new ads or +289%).

Fifteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week ending May 15th and six had increases. The 15 decreasing industries fell by a combined 835 new ads over the week. More than half of that decline occurred in two sectors, Health Care & Social Assistance (-261 new ads) and Manufacturing (-501 new ads). The 6 increasing industries grew over the week by a combined 514 new ads with most of the increase occurring in Retail Trade (+252 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (+202 new ads). Over four weeks, 12 sectors had new ad increases and 9 had decreases. The largest of each occurred in Retail Trade (+525 new ads) and Information (-43 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 22nd, 2021 were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. Among the 20 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Amazon (+234 new ads) and Starbucks (+121 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at General Dynamics (-322 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being Amazon (+403 new ads) and Deloitte (-24 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 26th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 71,658 in May 2021.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (12,975 postings), Retail Trade (8,575 postings), Manufacturing (5,439 posting), and Finance and Insurance (5,161 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (2,780 postings), Retail Salesperson (2,407 postings), Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (1,876 postings) Computer Occupations, All Others (1,719 postings) and Customer Service Representatives (1,704 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 18th State of Connecticut Occupational Projections: 2018 - 2028
Every two years, the State of Connecticut's Department of Labor Office of Research economists create ten year industry employment forecasts. We examine historical trends and other people's forecasts to help project Connecticut's employment changes between 2018 and 2028. These forecasts are used in conjunction with occupational forecasts to help students decide on careers, schools decide on training programs, businesses decide on strategic plans, and governments decide on budgets and services.
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May 18th State of Connecticut Projections by Major Groups: 2018 - 2028
You can find detailed job descriptions for all occupations, number employed in the base year and the projected year, total job openings, openings by growth, occupations in demand, Connecticut occupational employment and wages, minimum education required plus: Search for training courses available in Connecticut using our Education & Training in Connecticut, Search employer information ~ source provided by Data Axeldata, Connecticut job search using CareerOneStop sponsored by the U.S. DOL ETA
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May 18th State of Connecticut Industry Projections: 2018 - 2028
Current and Projected Employment by Industry.
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May 18th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 14th May 8th, 2021 Extra Issue #56 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 8th, 2021, there were 8,585 new postings, up 367 ads from a week ago and up 4,235 or nearly double levels from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly new ads level is the highest new ad count in over a year and was driven by large increases in Health Care & Social Assistance (+488 new ads) and tempered by large decreases in Retail Trade (-572 new ads). The employers with the most new ads were Hartford Healthcare, Yale-New Haven Health System, and Amazon. The most common occupational new ads were Registered Nurses (450 new ads, +42% over the week) and Retail Salespersons (313 new ads, +30% over the week).

Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week ending May 8st and eight had decreases. The 13 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,062 new ads over the week, Health Care & Social Assistance accounted for 46% of that growth (+488 new ads) The 8 decreasing industries fell over the week by a combined 697 new ads with most of the decline occurring in Retail Trade (-572 new ads). Every sector had new ad increases over four weeks. The largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+1,321 new ads) and Accommodations & Food Services (+333 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 8th, 2021 were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. Among the 20 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Hartford Healthcare (+303 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (+150 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Amazon (-654 new ads). Over four weeks, 21 employers had increases and 4 had decreases, the largest of each being Hartford Healthcare (+362 new ads) and Cigna (-5 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 12th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 4.2 percent before seasonal adjustment. This is the largest 12-month increase since a 4.9-percent increase for the period ending September 2008.

The index for used cars and trucks rose 10.0 percent in May. This was the largest 1-month increase since the series began in 1953, and it accounted for over a third of the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index increased in May, rising 0.4 percent as the indexes for food at home and food away from home both increased. The energy index decreased slightly, as a decline in the index for gasoline in May more than offset increases in the indexes for electricity and natural gas.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.9 percent in May, its largest monthly increase since May 1982. Nearly all major component indexes increased in May. Along with the index for used cars and trucks, the indexes for shelter, airline fares, recreation, motor vehicle insurance, and household furnishings and operations were among the indexes with a large impact on the overall increase.

The all items index rose 4.2 percent for the 12 months ending May, a larger increase than the 2.6- percent increase for the period ending March. Similarly, the index for all items less food and energy rose 3.0 percent over the last 12 months, a larger increase than the 1.6-percent rise over the 12 month period ending in March. The energy index rose 25.1 percent over the last 12-months, and the food index increased 2.4 percent.

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May 7th May 1st, 2021 Extra Issue #55 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 1st, 2021, there were 8,218 new postings, up 1,615 ads from a week ago and up 915 from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly new ads level is the highest new ad count in over a year and was driven by large increases in Retail Trade (+773 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+233 new ads). The employers with the most new ads were Amazon, the State of Connecticut, and Hartford Healthcare. The over the week increase at Amazon alone accounts for 47% of overall new ad increases. The most common occupational new ads were Freight, Stock, & Material Movers (421 new ads, +297% over the week) and Registered Nurses (317 new ads, +40% over the week).

Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week ending May 1st and nine had decreases. Seventy percent of the overall increase occurred in Retail Trade (+773 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+233 new ads), and Educational Services (+120 new ads). The 9 decreasing industries fell over the week by a combined -146 new ads, the largest drops occurring in Finance & Insurance (-80 new ads) and Public Administration (-21 new ads). Over four weeks, 12 industries had increases and 9 had decreases, the largest of each occurred in Retail Trade (+605 new ads) and Information (-181 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 1st, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases and 8 had decreases. Among the 17 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Amazon (+766 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+68 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Trinity Health (-39 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being Amazon (+794 new ads) and Yale University (-145 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 3rd May 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
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May 3rd Short-Term Employment Projections Through 2022 - May 2021 Economic Digest article

CURRENT SITUATION
The past year is certainly one that won't be forgotten. The economy fell from record highs to record lows over the course of two months. From February to May 2020, the US and Connecticut economies fell respectively by 14.7 and 17.2 percent. In the year since, both have recovered just over 58% of the jobs lost from the February US employment peak to the May employment trough. When compared to other states, Connecticut's employment recovery rate (May 2020 to Feb. 2021) has been larger than the adjacent states of New York and Massachusetts but lower than Rhode Island's.

Connecticut Short-Term Projections
Each year, the Office of Research at the Connecticut Department of Labor produces short-term employment projection by industry and occupation. The current projections are for the period from the second quarter of 2020 to the second quarter of 2022. This base quarter coincides with the May 2020 employment trough and illustrates where we project employment to be two years after the start of the pandemic. Through 2022Q2, we project overall employment in Connecticut to increase by 13.5% from 1,541,793 to 1,750,039, as is shown in the industry table. This projected growth suggests that the state will rebound through 2022Q2 and recover most of the employment lost during the pandemic. [ read more ]

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April 30th April 24th, 2021 Extra Issue #54 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 24th, 2021, there were 6,603 new postings, up 250 ads from a week ago and up 365 from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly new ads level continues the trend of higher levels seen during the past two months than the preceding 11-month period from April 2020-Feburary 2021. The two month average level is 6,325 per week whereas it was 4,208 ads per week during the prior 11-month period. About a third of the total new ads occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (1,198 new ads or 18% of total), Retail Trade (689 new ads or 10%) and Finance & Insurance (556 new ads or 8%). The most common occupational new ads were Retail Salespersons (243 new ads, +26% over the week) and Registered Nurses (227 new ads, +30% over the week). The employers with the most new ads were Deloitte, Yale-New Haven Health System, and Cigna.

Ten sectors had job posting increases over the week ending April 24th and eleven had decreases. Most of the overall increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+343 new ads), Finance & Insurance (+105 new ads). Of the 11 decreasing industries, the largest occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-194 new ads). Over four weeks, 17 industries had increases, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+131 new ads), Manufacturing (+95 new ads) and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+79 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending April 24th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 15 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. Among the 18 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Trinity Health (+62 new ads) and Amazon (+40 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Deloitte (-153 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being Deloitte (+47 new ads) and UnitedHealth Group (-54 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 30th Business and Employment Changes Announced in the News Media
Lists start-ups, expansions, recruitments, career fairs, staff reductions, and layoffs reported by the media, both current and future. The report provides company name, the number of workers involved, date of the action, the principal product or service of the company, a brief synopsis of the action, and the source and date of the media article.
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April 28th Business Employment Dynamics 3Q2020
From July 2020 to September 2020, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 145,865, an increase of 88,245 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 66,466, a decrease of 199,227 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the third quarter of 2020, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 79,399 jobs in the private sector. This net increase follows a 208,073 net decrease during the second quarter of 2020, when the pandemic began its impact on the economy.

Prior to the current recession, annual average net change was -2,939 in 2019 and positive from 2010-2018. During the last recession it fell precipitously to a low of -15,445 jobs in 2009. Before that from 2004-2007, annual average net change ranged between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs.

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April 23rd April 17th, 2021 Extra Issue #53 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 17rd, 2021, there were 6,353 new postings, up 2,003 ads from a week ago and up 428 from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads represents a rebound from the prior week, which was the lowest new ad count since February. About half of the increase over the week occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18% of total change), Health Care & Social Assitance (13%), Accommodation & Food Services (7%), Finance & Insurance (6%) and Administrative & Support (+6%). The two occupations with the largest ad increases are Security Guards (+87 new ads) and Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (+56 new ads). The current week's count of total new ads exceeds levels had during the 11-month period from April 2020-February 2021.

Most sectors had job posting increases over the week ending April 17th and three had a combined decrease of 32 ads. Most of the overall increase occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+362 new ads) Health Care & Social Assistance (+257 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+140 new ads). These three new ad increases account for 38 percent of the total increase that occurred over the week. Over four weeks, Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+304 new ads) had the biggest increase and Health Care & Social Assistance (-294 new ads) had the biggest decrease.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending April 17th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases, two were unchanged, and 5 had decreases. Among the 18 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Deloitte (+227 new ads) and Allied Universal (+91 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-25 new ads). Over four weeks, 17 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being Deloitte (+222 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-68 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 9th April 3rd, 2021 Extra Issue #51 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 3rd, 2021, there were 7,303 new postings, up 1,065 ads from a week ago and up 1,017 from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the second highest level since the pandemic began over a year ago. It is just 2.1 percent less than the 52 week high of 7,465 which occurred during the week ending March 13th, 2021. Industries that drove this over the week increase include Information (+277 new ads), Retail Trade (+170 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+152 new ads). Most industries saw gains over the week, only five sectors were down a combined -127 new ads. Employers with the most new ads include Yale University (174 new ads), The State of Connecticut (+115 new ads), and The Home Depot (+93 new ads). The two occupations with the most job ads Registered Nurses and Retail Salespersons saw large gains, respectively up 36% and 30% from a week ago. Overall, the past five weeks have had the highest combined new ad count since the pandemic lockdown of early last year.

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week ending April 3rd, two were unchanged, and four had decreases. Most of the overall increase occurred in Information (+227 new ads), Retail Trade (+170 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+152 new ads). Increasing sectors added a combined 1,192 new ads and decreasing sectors fell a combined -127 new ads. Over four weeks, sixteen sectors had increases and five had decreases. The largest four-week increases occurred in Retail Trade (+288 new ads), Information (+165 new ads) and Educational Services (+131 new ads). Combined four-week new ad decreases across the five decreasing industries was -131 new ads, with most of that occurring in Manufacturing (-86 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending April 3rd, 2021 were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 8 had decreases. Among the 16 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Yale University (+118 new ads) and the State of Connecticut (+113 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at UnitedHealth Group (-33 new ads). Over Four weeks, 15 employers had increases and 10 had decreases, the largest of each being Yale University (+156 new ads) and Merck & Company (-81 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 5th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 5th April 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
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April 5th A look at Connecticut's Bioscience Industry Employment - April 2021 Economic Digest article #1
The events of the past year have highlighted the importance of Bioscience. The immediate need for pandemic mitigation resulted in a global mobilization that rapidly produced vaccines and increased medical equipment production. Bioscience Doesn't fall within a specific North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) industry code and contains a broad cross-section of service industries and goods producing industries such as pharmaceutical, chemical, and medical device manufacturing.1 In February 2012, the Connecticut Economic Digest published an article on Bioscience which overviewed key industries that make up that sector in the state.2 The table below uses the bioscience industry cluster defined in that article and shows that in 2019 (the last year of annual data), the state had over a thousand Bioscience establishments that employed over 23,000 workers. This industry definition Doesn't account for the total impact of Bioscience on overall employment given spillover effects on other sectors such as Education and Health Care, and it Doesn't account for the total labor supply of available workers given that many employed in other forms of manufacturing or research & development have compatible occupational skills that would be relevant to an employer looking to expand in the state.

The pie chart illustrates that across all Bioscience industries, about half are in the service sector and half are in the goods producing sector. Among the 8 industries, the largest two industries, Research & Development in Sciences (32%) and Medical Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing (28%) account for about half of Bioscience employment in the state. [ read more ]

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April 5th Update on Property Taxation - April 2021 Economic Digest article #2
From the Lake Chaffee Improvement Association (Ashford) to the Borough of Jewett City (Griswold) to sandy Miami Beach (Old Lyme), property taxes1 levied by Connecticut's 169 municipalities and 310 taxing districts finance public education, safety, and infrastructure as well as some private roads and security. Real estate, motor vehicle, and personal property taxes constitute more than half of city, town, and district revenue and 98.5% of local tax collection to finance services provided by jurisdictions shown in Table 1. This article outlines local tax-assessment structures and describes novel solutions the city of Hartford developed to balance taxation among homeowners and commercial property owners. The Hartford example was chosen because its methods affect a broad cross section of property-tax payers rather than targeted relief offered by many of Connecticut's municipalities. The article concludes by describing the Massachusetts and New York experiences with property taxation limits.

While local officials administer property assessment and taxation, state law governs the manner in which municipal assessors determine property value, assessment ratios,2 and tax-collection procedures. Additionally, state statute authorizes tax exemptions, credits, and abatements. Despite extensive public discussion about property tax reduction, state law has changed little beyond mandating abatements for veterans and offering municipalities tax relief options for people with disabilities and the elderly as well as permitting the phase-in of assessment increases over as many as five years to delay property tax increases resulting from reassessment. [ read more ]

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April 1st March 27th, 2021 Extra Issue #50 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 27th, 2021, there were 6,238 new postings, up 313 ads from a week ago and up 2,015 from four weeks ago. This over the week increase positions the week ending March 27th as the third highest new ad level over the past 12 months, with the three highest occurring all within the past four weeks. Industries that drove this increase include Educational Services (+100 new ads over the week), Retail Trade (+55 new ads over the week), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+31 new ads over the week). Though many industries had increases, others were down. The largest over the week declines occurred in Manufacturing (-92 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-82 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (-46 new ads). Overall, the month of March had the highest total new ad count of past 12 months.

Twelve sectors had job posting decreases over the week ending March 27th and 7 had increases, and one was unchanged. Most of the overall increase over the week occurred in unspecified industry ads. The largest decreases occurred in Manufacturing (-92 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-82 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-46 new ads). The largest industry increases occurred in Educational Services (+100 new ads), Retail Trade (+55 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+31 new ads). Over Four weeks, every industry group had sizable increases, the largest being Retail Trade (+316 over four weeks), Health Care & Social Assistance (+250 over four weeks), and Accommodation & Food Service (+179 over four weeks).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending March 27th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 15 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week increases and 11 had decreases. Among the 14 increasing employers, the largest occurred at UnitedHealth Group (+71 new ads) and BJ's Wholesale Club (+48 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-31 new ads). Over Four weeks, 23 employers had increases and 2 had decreases, the largest of each being UnitedHealth Group (+77 new ads), BJ's Wholesale Club (+59 new ads), and Yale University (+46 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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March 30th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 29th March 20th, 2021 Extra Issue #49 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 20th, 2021, there were 5,925 new postings, down 1,540 ads from a week ago and up 5% from four weeks ago. This decline follows the highest weekly new ad count in over a year and is the fifth highest level over the past 52 weeks. Every industry declined over the week, but most were up over four weeks. About half of the over the week declines occurred in five industries, Health Care & Social Assistance (19% of weekly declines), Educational Services (-11%), Pro.,Sci.,&Tech. Services (7%), Retail Trade (7%), and Manufacturing (5%).

Every sector had job posting decreases over the week ending March 20th. The largest over the week decreases include Health Care & Social Assistance (-281 new ads or -20%), Educational Services (-165 new ads or 49%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-110 new ads or -24%). Over four weeks seven had decreases and fourteen had increases. The largest increase over four weeks occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (+204 new ads or +83%) and the largest decrease occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-180 new ads or -14%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending March 20th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 15 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week increases and 11 had decreases. Among the 14 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Boston Market (+61 new ads) and Quest Diagnostics Inc. (+34 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (-53 new ads). Over Four weeks, 19 employers had increases and 6 had decreases, the largest of each being Quest Diagnostics Inc. (+38 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-169 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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March 20th
2021
March 26th Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.
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March 24th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 51,685 in February 2021.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (9,910 postings), Retail Trade (6,320 postings), Finance and Insurance (4,129 posting), Manufacturing (3,629 postings), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (3,455 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (2,056 postings), Retail Salesperson (1,646 postings), Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (1,379 postings) Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (1,347 postings) and Customer Service Representatives (964 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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March
2021
March 23rd Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar. 22nd
2021
March 22nd March 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
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2021
March 22nd Connecticut's Economy Shrinks Due to the Pandemic in 2020 - Mar 2021 Economic Digest article
Employment fell sharply in Connecticut for the first time since 2010 and the overall economy shrank in 2020. After having increased for eight straight years, the revised annual average total nonfarm employment fell slightly in 2019, and drastically last year, due to the impact from the pandemic. Correspondingly, last year's unemployment rate rose significantly, while after having increased in the last six years, real personal income fell markedly. Not surprisingly the value of annual diffusion index of 58 state economic indicators dropped dramatically as well in 2020.

As in past years, this article focuses on the annual average. However, 2020 was unusual for many reasons. There were sharp job declines concentrated in a few months in the first half of the year followed by several months of strong growth - although not strong enough to fully overcome the large job losses caused by the pandemic. [ read more ]

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March 19th March 13th, 2021 Extra Issue #48 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 13th, 2021, there were 7,465 new postings, up 19% ads from a week ago and up 86% from four weeks ago. This is the highest new ad count in over a year and is shown in the graph below exceeding the prior peak of 7,242 new ads for the week ending March 7th, 2020. This growth was driven by the Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Accommodation & Food Service industries, which accounted for a combined 41% of the 1,179 new ad increase over the week. Occupations with the largest over the week increase include Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (+58 new ads or +38%), Security Guards (+56 new ads or +200%), and Medical & Health Service Managers (+52 new ads or +68%).

Most sectors had job posting increases over the week ending March 13th. The largest over the week increases include Health Care & Social Assistance (+333 new ads or +26%), Retail Trade (+193 new ads or 15%), and Accommodation & Food Service (+125 new ads or +37%). Five sectors had a combined 105 new ad decrease over the week, Information (-60 new ads) had the largest decline. Every sector had ad increases over four weeks. Major sector four week increases include Health Care & Social Assistance (+767 new ads or +114%), Accommodation & Food Service (+352 new ads or +320%), and Manufacturing (+221 new ads or +61%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending March 13th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 14 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week increases and 4 had decreases. Among the 21 increasing employers, the largest occurred at The Home Depot (+50 new ads), Genesis Healthcare Corporation (+42 new ads) and Yale University (+41 new ads). All but one employer in the top 25 increased over four weeks, the largest were Yale-New Haven Health System (+79 new ads), the State of Connecticut (+61 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (+47 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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March 13th
2021
March 12th March 6th, 2021 Extra Issue #47 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 6th, 2021, there were 6,286 new postings, up 49% ads from a week ago, the highest weekly new ad count since the week ending March 7th, 2020. This increase was driven by Health Care, Manufacturing, and Retail Trade, which accounted for a combined 44% of over the week increases. When compared to job ads from the first week of March 2020, current weekly new ads are proportionally higher in Manufacturing, Information, and Professional Services while proportionally lower in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Accommodations and Food Services.

Every sector except Other Services had job posting increases over the week ending March 6th. The largest sector increases over the week occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+430 new ads or +53%), Manufacturing (+275 new ads or 80%), and Retail Trade (+198 new ads or +53%). These three industries accounted for 44 percent of total over the week increases while being less than 39 percent of overall new ads. Most industries had sizable percent increases over the week, some of the largest had by major industries include Information (+125% or 124 new ads), Educational Services (+116% or 170 new ads), and Manufacturing (+80% or +275 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending February 27th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. The 20 increasing employers had a combined 519 new ad decrease, the largest occurred in Merck & Company (+111 new ads) and Fiserv (+79 new ads). Among the 5 decreasing employers in the top 25, the State of Connecticut (-49 new ads) and Stamford Hospital (-44 new ads) had the largest decreases. Over two weeks, most of the top 25 employers had increases, the largest was Merck & Company (+111 new ads) and the largest decrease was The State of Connecticut (-36 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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March 6th
2021
March 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The gasoline index continued to increase, rising 6.4 percent in February and accounting for over half of the seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index. The electricity and natural gas indexes also increased, and the energy index rose 3.9 percent over the month. The food index rose 0.2 percent in February, with the index for food at home and the index for food away from home both rising.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in February. The indexes for shelter, recreation, medical care, and motor vehicle insurance all increased over the month. The indexes for airline fares, used cars and trucks, and apparel all declined in February.

The all items index rose 1.7 percent for the 12 months ending February, a larger increase than the 1.4-percent reported for the period ending in January. The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.3 percent over the last 12 months, a smaller increase than the 1.4-percent rise for the 12 months ending January. The food index rose 3.6 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index increased 2.4 percent over that period.

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February
2021
March 8th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar. 8th
2021
March 8th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 48,714 in January 2021.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (9,910 postings), Retail Trade (6,320 postings), Finance and Insurance (4,129 posting), Manufacturing (3,629 postings), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (3,455 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (1,993 postings), Retail Salesperson (1,736 postings), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (1,313 postings) Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (1,268 postings) and Customer Service Representatives (914 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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February 27th February 27th, 2021 Extra Issue #46 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 27th, 2021, there were 4,223 new postings, down -25% ads from a week ago but up 5% from two weeks ago. The mid-February new ad spike echOEWS a similar uptick in January and was driven in part by Health Care & Social Assistance job ads, which accounted for over a third of over the week ad change during the past two weeks (up 656 new ads ending 2/20 and down 512 ads ending 2/27). The month of February had an average weekly new ad count of 4,459, compared to 4,255 in January. This is the highest monthly average since October 2020, which averaged 4,798 new ads per week.

All but two sectors had job posting decreases over the week ending February 27th. The largest sector decreases over the week occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-512 new ads or -39%), Retail Trade (-234 new ads or -39%), and Manufacturing (-152 new ads or -31%). The two with increases were Other Services (+28 ads or +33% and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (+1 ad or +2%). Over two weeks most industries had new ad increases. The largest being Health Care & Social Assistance (+144 since 2/13) and Accommodation and Food Services (+114 since 2/13). The largest industry decrease over two weeks occurred in Retail Trade (-169 since 2/13).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending February 27th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week decreases and 11 had decreases. The 14 decreasing employers had a combined 309 new ad decrease, the largest occurred in Hartford Healthcare (-177 new ads) and CVS Health (-34 new ads). Among the 12 increasing employers in the top 25, the State of Connecticut (+75 new ads) and Stamford Hosptial (+53 new ads) had the largest increases. Over two weeks, most of the top 25 employers had increases, the largest was the State of Connecticut (+78 new ads) and the largest decrease was Travelers (-14 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #46 February 13th 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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Feb. 27th
2021
February 22nd 3Q2020 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
3Q2020
February 22nd Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb. 22nd
2021
February 19th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 4Q2020
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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4Q 2020
February 19th February 13th, 2021 Extra Issue #45 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 13th, 2021, there were 4,022 new postings, up 72 ads from a week ago. This 2% overall increase overlays broader industry-level change. Retail Trade (+141 new ads or 35%) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+78 new ads or +13%) saw large ad increases. Employers that added the most ads over the week were Apple (+67 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+52 new ads). The largest Industry decreases occurred in Finance & Insurance (-76 new ads or -21%) and Accommodation & Food Service (-62 new ads or -36%). New ads are down 28% over four weeks from the four-month high of 5,597 new ads had during the week ending January 16th.

Thirteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and eight had increases. The statewide over the week increase of 72 ads across all sectors is the result of decreasing industries down a combined 298 ads and the eight increasing industries up 370. 10 of the sectors had over the week change of 10 new ads or less. All but four sectors saw declines over four weeks, the largest being Retail Trade (-371 new ads or -41%), Health Care & Social Assistance (-358 new ads or 35%), and Accommodation & Food Service (-167 new ads or -60%). Of the four industries that didn't decline over four weeks, Mining and Agriculture were unchanged while Information (+25 new ad) and Management (+1 new ad) saw slight gains.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending February 6th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week increases and 9 had decreases. The 16 increasing employers had a combined 308 new ad increase, the largest occurred in Apple Inc. (+67 new ads) and Quest Diagnostics (+47 new ads). Among the 9 decreasing employers in the top 25, Lowe's Companies (-21 new ads) and Anthem Blue Cross (-14 new ads) had the largest decreases. Over Four weeks, most of the top 25 employers had increases, the largest were Apple Inc. (+67 new ads), GameStop Incorporated (+40 new ads), and Quest Diagnostics (+33 new ads). Of the 10 top 25 employers with four-week decreases, the largest were Hartford Healthcare (-137 new ads), Allied Universal (-39 new ads), and Anthem Blue Cross (-29 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #45 February 13th 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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Feb. 13th
2021
February 15th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb. 16th
2021
February 15th February 6th, 2021 Extra Issue #44 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 6th, 2021, there were 3,950 new postings, down 4% from a week ago. This overall decline was driven by Health Care & Social Assistance, down 295 new ads or 33%. The overall new ad count of 3,950 is down 1,647 ads from the January high of 5,597 which occurred during the week ending January 16th. 57 percent of that three-week decline occurred in Retail Trade (-512 new ads over three weeks) and Health Care and Social Assistance (-436 new ads over three weeks). The employers with the largest new ad decline from that January peak include Petco and Hartford Healthcare. Employers that have added jobs since that peak include Raytheon (+34 new ads), Ernst & Young (+26 new ads), Yale University (+20 new ads) and Dattco Travel (+20 new ads).

Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and seven had increases. The statewide over the week decline of -168 across all sectors is the result of decreasing industries down a combined 469 ads and the seven increasing industries up 301. The largest sector declines occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-295 new ads or -33%) and the largest increase occurred in Real Estate & Rental (+48 new ads or +96%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending February 6th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 8 had decreases. The 16 increasing employers had a combined 288 new ad increase, the largest occurred in Lowe's Companies (+36 new ads) and CDS Corporate (+33 new ads). Among the 8 decreasing employers in the top 25, 70 percent of over the week declines occurred in CVS Health (-106 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-110 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #44 February 6th 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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Feb. 6th
2021
February 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.4 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The gasoline index continued to increase, rising 7.4 percent in January and accounting for most of the seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index. Although the indexes for electricity and natural gas declined, the energy index rose 3.5 percent over the month. The food index rose slightly in January, increasing 0.1 percent as an advance in the index for food away from home more than offset a decline in the index for food at home.

The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in January. The indexes for apparel, medical care, shelter, and motor vehicle insurance all increased over the month. The indexes for recreation, used cars and trucks, airline fares, and new vehicles all declined in January.

The all items index rose 1.4 percent for the 12 months ending January, the same increase as for the period ending in December. The index for all items less food and energy also rose 1.4 percent over the last 12 months, a smaller increase than the 1.6-percent rise for the 12 months ending December. The food index rose 3.8 percent over the last 12 months. In contrast to these increases, and despite rising in recent months, the energy index declined 3.6 percent over the last year.

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January
2021
February 9th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb. 9th
2021
February 5th January 30th, 2021 Extra Issue #43 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 30th, 2021, there were 4,118 new postings, down 8% from a week ago but up 69% from four weeks ago. The despite this decline during the last week of the month, January averaged 4,254 new ads per week, a three-month high. December and November respectively averaged 3,834 and 3,821 new ads per week. This January 2021 level is 16% below a year ago in January 2020, which averaged 5,073 new ads per week. The industries with the largest over the week declines include Health Care & Social Assistance (-193 new ads or -18%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-183 new ads or -55%). The largest industry increase over the week occurred in Educational Services (+41 new ads or 35%).

Eleven sectors had job posting decreases over the week, three were unchanged, and seven had increases. The largest sector declines occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-193 new ads or 18%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-183 new ads or 55%). Of the seven increasing sectors, the largest occurred in Educational Services (+41 new ads or +35%). The statewide over the week decline of -375 across all sectors is the result of decreasing industries down a combined 510 ads and the seven increasing industries up 135. The Employers with the most ads in the three aforementioned sectors include Hartford Hospital (NAICS 62), Outback Steakhouse (NAICS 72), and Yale University (NAICS 61).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 30, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 15 had over the week increases, two were unchanged, and 8 had decreases. The 15 increasing employers had a combined 287 new ad increase over the week and the 8 decreasing employers accounted for a combined 166 new ad decrease. CVS Health (+57 new ads) had the largest over the week increase and Hartford Healthcare (-82 new ads) had the largest decrease.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Extra Issue #43 January 30th 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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Jan. 16th
2021
February 1st Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb. 1st
2021
February 1st February 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
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2021
February 1st Connecticut's 2019 Work-Related Fatalities Lowest On Record - Feb 2021 Economic Digest article
Connecticut lost 26 lives to work injuries in 2019, for a rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. This is the lowest recorded number of deaths since the census began in 1992. A decrease from 2018's 48 deaths, it is below Connecticut's annual average of 39 work-related deaths (Chart 1). Connecticut's rate of 1.4 is the lowest recorded by any state for 2019.

The nation lost 5,333 lives to workplace injuries in 2019, an increase from 2018's 5,250 deaths. However, the fatal injury rate remained unchanged from 2018 - 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Twenty-eight states had more fatal injuries in 2019 than 2018, while 21 states had fewer. The highest loss was seen in Texas with 608 deaths, followed by California with 451 deaths and Florida with 306 deaths. High rates were recorded in Alaska (14.1) and Wyoming (12.0). The District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and Vermont each had 10 deaths, the lowest recorded number for states.

Industry
Nationally, the construction industry recorded the highest number of deaths at 1,061, followed by transportation and warehousing with 913 deaths. Together, these two industries account for 37 percent of deaths.

With 8 deaths, the transportation and warehousing industry had the highest number of deaths in Connecticut, accounting for 30.8 percent of 2019's deaths. Construction came in second with 6 deaths, accounting for 23.1 percent of total deaths. With an overall rate of 1.4, Connecticut saw a rate of 10.9 in transportation and utilities and 4.7 in construction. Rates for other industry sectors did not meet publishing criteria. The government sector recorded 2 deaths.  [ read more ]

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February 1st January 16th, 2021 Extra Issue #42 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 23rd, 2021, there were 4,493 new postings, down 20% from a week ago but up 34% from four weeks ago. This level is the third highest new ad count since early November. This over the week drop is driven by Retail Trade (-421 new ads) and Transportation & Warehousing (-98 new ads), which account for a combined 47% of total over the week change. Almost 60% of Retail Trade over the week change can be attributed to Petco (-201 new ads) and Dollar Tree (-49 new ads). Over the week Transportation & Warehousing declines were the result of smaller drops across a larger share of employers in that industry.

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged and five had increases. Most of the new ad decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-421 new ads or -46%) and Transportation & Warehousing (-98 new ads or 52%) Of the five increasing sectors, the largest were Accommodation & Food Service (+57 new ads or +21%) and Health Care and Social Assistance (+52 new ads or +5%).

Over four weeks, all but three sectors increased. The largest four-week increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+494 new ads or +84%), Accommodation & Food Service (+232 new ads or +227%), and Manufacturing (+139 new ads or +52%). Of the three decreasing industries over four weeks, the largest was Retail Trade (-192 new ads or -28%) and reflects seasonal employment for that industry.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 16, 2021 were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 26 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week increases, 3 had decreases. The 22 increasing employers had a combined 572 new ad increase over the week and the 4 decreasing employers accounted for a combined 39 new ad decrease. McDonald's (+73new ads), CVS Health (+61 new ads), and Mercy Hospital (+51 new ads) had the largest new ad increases over the week.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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January 30th Business Employment Dynamics 2Q2020
From May 2020 to June 2020, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 57,620, a decrease of 16,459 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 265,693, an increase of 181,536 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the second quarter of 2020, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of 208,073 jobs in the private sector. This is the largest net decrease on record and reflects pandemic's impact on the economy.

Prior to the current recession, annual average net change was -2,939 in 2019 and positive from 2010-2018. During the last recession it fell precipitously to a low of -15,445 jobs in 2009. Before that from 2004-2007, annual average net change ranged between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs.

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2Q 2020
January 27th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 48,315 in December 2020.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (9,710 postings), Retail Trade (6,610 postings), Finance and Insurance (4,151 posting), Manufacturing (3,379 postings), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (3,197 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (1,888 postings), Retail Sales (1,885 postings), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (1,257 postings) Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (1,226 postings) and Computer Occupations, All Others (1,221 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

January 2021 HWOL (PDF)

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January
2021
January 27th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan. 26th
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January 25th January 16th, 2021 Extra Issue #41 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 16th, 2021, there were 5,597 new postings, up 21% from a week ago and up 42% from four weeks ago. This level is the highest new ad count in over four months and the second highest since mid-June 2020, the highest being 5,959 during the week ending September 5th. Current levels also compare favorably to levels from 12 months ago. Half of this increase over the week is driven by Retail Trade (+361 new ads) and Manufacturing (+125 new ads). Most of the retail new ad increase over the week is due to Petco (+201 new ads) and Dollar Tree (+38 new ads). Manufacturers with the largest increases over the week include General Dynamics (+19 new ads), Henkel (+8 new ads), and Boehringer Ingelheim (+7 new ads).

Sixteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and five had decreases. Most of the new ad increases occurred in Retail Trade (+361 new ads or +66%), Manufacturing (+125 new ads or +45%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+87 new ads or +32%). These three industries combined accounted for 59% of overall new ad increases over the week. The five decreasing sectors had over the week declines between -3 and -23 new ads. The largest declines occurred in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (-23 new ads or -37%), Real Estate & Rental (-17 new ads or -19%), and Management (-11 new ads or -79%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 16, 2021 were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week increases, 4 had decreases. The 21 increasing employers had a combined 735 new ad increase over the week and the 4 decreasing employers accounted for a combined 31 new ad decrease. Petco (+210 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (+102 new ads), and Allied Universal (+44 new ads) had the largest new ad increases over the week.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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Jan. 16th
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January 12th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.4 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was driven by an 8.4-percent increase in the gasoline index, which accounted for more than 60 percent of the overall increase. The other components of the energy index were mixed, resulting in an increase of 4.0 percent for the month. The food index rose in December, as both the food at home and the food away from home indexes increased 0.4 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in December after rising 0.2 percent in the previous month. The indexes for apparel, motor vehicle insurance, new vehicles, personal care, and household furnishings and operations all rose in December. The indexes for used cars and trucks, recreation, and medical care were among those to decline over the month.

The all items index rose 1.4 percent for the 12 months ending December, a slightly larger increase than the 1.2-percent rise reported for the period ending November. The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.6 percent over the last 12 months, as it did in the periods ending October and November. The food index rose 3.9 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index fell 7.0 percent.

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January 11th January 2nd, 2021 Extra Issue #39 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 2nd, 2021, there were 2,431 new postings, down 27% or -924 new ads from a week before. This decrease is driven by declines in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-188 new ads), Retail Trade (-176), and Manufacturing (-161 new ads). This new ad level is the lowest in over 7 months and corresponds with a recent economic slowdown that is attributed to the recent increase in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and efforts to contain the pandemic. Employers with the largest over the week decreases include The Home Depot (-219 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (-72 new ads), Raytheon (-68 new ads) and Lowe's Companies (-39 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged and five had increases. Most of the new ad decreases occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-188 new ads or -65%), Retail Trade (-176 new ads or -26%) and Manufacturing (-161 new ads or 60%). These three industries combined accounted for more than half the overall new ad decreases over the week. The gains in the five increasing industries were comparatively small, the largest being Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+25 new ads or +167%), Other Services (+19 new ads or +53%), and Construction (+10 new ads or +37%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 2, 2021 were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases, 8 had decreases. The 17 increasing employers had a combined 218 new ad increase over the week and the 8 decreasing employers accounted for a 314 new ad decrease. CVS Health (+113 new ads) had the largest increase over the week. The Home Depot (-219 new ads) had the largest decrease over the week and follows a 238 new ad gain over the prior week.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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Jan. 2nd
2021
January 6th January 2021 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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January 6th 2021 Economic Outlook: Problems, Yes, But Opportunities, Too - Jan 2021 Economic Digest article
We've lived through a year like no other in modern memory, one that has turned lives and economies upside down. But as we look forward to a new year where vaccines promise to begin to restore some normalcy, there will be much rebuilding ahead. That work will present both problems and opportunities for the world, the nation, and the state of Connecticut.

Global and U.S. Overview
Following growth in world output of 2.4% in 2019, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that the global coronavirus epidemic will have slashed the value of world output by 4.4% in 2020. Assuming the widespread distribution of vaccines and therapeutics, along with continued fiscal and monetary policy support, output should expand by 5.2% in 2021, more than enough to restore output to pre-pandemic levels.

For the world's advanced economies, including the United States and Western Europe, the prospects are not quite so rosy. The toll of the pandemic was likely greater - a 5.8% drop in output - and the rebound is expected to be less brisk - a 3.9% uptick in the new year. But in emerging markets and developing economies the picture is reversed: a 3.3% decline in output in 2020 followed by a 6.0% surge in 2021. The leader here is Mainland China, where the virus originated. A swift and severe lockdown allowed the country to check the spread of infection and to preserve a modicum of positive, 1.9%, growth for the year. China's economy is expected to swell by more than 8% in 2021. [ read more ]

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December 31st December 31st, 2020 Extra Issue #38 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 26, 2020, there were 3,353 new postings, down 15% or -593 new ads from a week before. This decrease is driven by declines in Heath Care & Social Assistance (-214 new ads), Finance & Insurance (-214), and Educational Services (-104 new ads) and tempered by over the week gains in Retail Trade (+255 new ads). The 15% decline during the past week echOEWS the 15.6% over the week decline during the week ending December 19th. The graph below shows that a mid December new ad peak and decline leading into holidays also occurred in late 2019. Total new ads are currently 6 ads less than the 3,359 level had during the week ending December 5th, 2020.

Sixteen sectors had job posting decreases, two were unchanged, and three had increases. Some of the largest over the week decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-214 new ads or -27%), Finance & Insurance (-104 new ads or -28%), and Educational Services (-95 new ads or -53%). Employers with the most new ad decreases in these three industries respectively are Trinity Health (-39 new ads), Deloitte (-36 new ads), and Yale University (+28 new ads). Almost all of the new ad increase among the three increasing industries occurred in Retail Trade (+255 new ads), Home Depot (+238 new ads) had the largest increase in that industry.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending December 26, 2020 were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 31 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases, one was unchanged and 6 had decreases. The Home Depot (+238 new ads) had the largest increase in the top 25 and accounts for almost all of the new Retail Trade ads increases during the week. Of the six decreasing industries, the largest occurred in Deloitte (-36 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (-27 new ads), and the State of Connecticut (-26 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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Dec. 31st
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December 23rd Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 48,058 in November 2020.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (9,232 postings), Retail Trade (6,751 postings), Finance and Insurance (4,210 posting), Manufacturing (3,456 postings), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (2,906 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Retail Salespersons (2,102 postings), Registered Nurses (1,742 postings), Customer Service Representatives (1,241 postings) Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (1,205 postings) and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (1,185 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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December 21st December 12th, 2020 Extra Issue #37 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 12, 2020, there were 4,613 new postings, up 64% or +1,798 new ads from a week before. Fifty-one percent of this increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+570 new ads) and Retail Trade (+348 new ads). This increase echOEWS shifts experienced one year earlier. During December 2019, new ads were down 811 during the first week and up 1,571 during the second week. The two most recent weeks experienced similar shifts, down 658 during the first week of December 2020 and up 1,786 during the week ending December 12, 2020. This new ad level is the highest since October 2020. The graph below also illustrates how new ads are down 26% over 52 weeks.

Every sectors had job posting increases over the week and 16 had increases over four weeks. Some of the largest over the week increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+570 new ads or +91%), Retail Trade (+348 new ads or +110%), and Finance & Insurance (+173 new ads or +78%). Employers with the most new postings in these three industries respectively are Hartford Healthcare (+49 new ads), CVS Health (+231 new ads), and Anthem Blue Cross (+60 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings were mostly in Health Care and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week increases and 3 had decreases. The largest increases in the top 25 were had by CVS Health (+192 new ads), Lowe's Companies Inc (+55 new ads), and Anthem Blue Cross (+44 new ads). The three deceasing top 25 employers were Trinity Health (-26 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (-14 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (-5 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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December 15th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dec. 14th
2020
December 11th December 5th, 2020 Extra Issue #36 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 5, 2020, there were 2,815 new postings, down 19% or -670 new ads from a week before. This overall decrease was driven by declines in Accommodation & Food Services (-226 new ads), Finance & Insurance (-224 new ads), and Retail Trade (-191 new ads) and buoyed by an over the week increase in Health Care & Social Assistance (+128 new ads). This weekly drop in early December is similar to percent change that occurred during the same time last year. In late 2019 and late 2020, new ads fell by over 20 percent in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, rebounded during the second half of November and fell by over 15 percent during the first week of December. The graph below also illustrates how total weekly new ads have in 2020 shifted to lower levels after Covid-19 impacted the economy.

15 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, 3 were unchanged, and 3 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-63% or -226 new ads), Educational Services (-55% or -94 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-50% or -224). Employers within those three industries with large declines include Boston Market (-100% or 223 new ads), Yale University (-81% or -34 new ads), Deloitte (-86.4% or -19 new ads), and Ernst & Young (-60% or -18 new ads). Of the 3 increasing industries, the largest percent increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+26% or +128 new ads). Employers in Healthcare & Social Assistance with large increases include the three employers with the largest over the week gains overall, Hartford Healthcare (+59 over the week), Griffin Health (+55 new ads), and Trinity Health (+45 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings were mostly in Health Care, Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 11 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 13 had decreases. The largest increases were had by Hartford Hospital (+59 new ads), Griffin Health (+55 new ads), and Trinity Health (+45 new ads). Of the 13 decreasing employers, the largest declining employers were Anthem Blue Cross (-63 new ads), BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. (-25 new ads), and the State of Connecticut (-23 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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December 4th November 28th, 2020 Extra Issue #35 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 28, 2020, there were 3,485 new postings, down 7% or -256 new ads from a week before. This overall change overlays industry level losses and gains, 12 were down a combined 782 new ads over the week and 9 were up a combined 526. The largest decreases occurred in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Manufacturing, and Information. These three sectors were down a combined 395 new ads from the prior week. Of the 9 sectors with new ad increases, the largest occurred in Accommodations & Food Services, Finance & Insurance, and Educational Services which added a combined 436 new ads. The three most recent weeks of new ad postings represent the lowest combined level since early May and differs from the 6-7 week trough pattern which occurred from July through late-September.

12 sectors had job posting decreases over the week and 9 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Information (-60% or -65 new ads), Manufacturing (-32% or -96 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (-32% or -235). Of the 9 increasing industries, the largest percent increases occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (+218% or +244 new ads), Construction (+133% or +48 new ads), and Finance and Insurance (+47% or +142 new ads). The over the week increases in Accommodation & Food Services correspond with Boston Market posting 223 new ads during the week after previously posting zero.

Employers with the most new job postings for the were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 31.7 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance employers both had 7 of the top 25 and most of those employers. The employers with the largest overall increases over the week were Boston Market (+223 new ads), Humana (+75 New Ads), and Macy's (+53 new ads). All but two of the top 25 employers had over the week gains. The two with decreases were Cigna Corporation (-6 new ads) and BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. (-5 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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Nov. 28th
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December 1st December 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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December 1st CBD and THC: "High" Trends in Connecticut and the Nation - December 2020 Economic Digest article
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive natural compound primarily extracted from the hemp plant which is being investigated for numerous potential health benefits. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical component in marijuana that causes the euphoric "high." In recent years the debate on CBD and THC has taken the nation by storm. Products can be purchased in a multitude of forms ranging from oils and cartridges to bath products. Proponents of both natural compounds claim that they have many therapeutic effects. However, critics are skeptical as limited research and data is currently available on both substances. With divided opinions on whether these compounds have beneficial or detrimental effects on both individuals and a society, it is noteworthy to investigate our nation and Connecticut's current standing on CBD and THC as well as the effects on our local economy.

CBD is a cannabinoid, one of over 100 naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. It can be derived from both hemp and marijuana plants. CBD extracted from hemp is federally legal in the United States, but if acquired from marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 drug. Unlike it's distant cousin THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not provide a hallucinatory effect which is associated with marijuana utilization. [ read more ]

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November 30th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
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November 30th November 21st, 2020 Extra Issue #34 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 21, 2020, there were 3,741 new postings, up +6% or +227 new ads from a week before. Increasing industries added 445 new ads over the week, with 45% occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (+200 new ads). Decreasing industries had a combined 218 fewer jobs over the week, with the largest decline in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-82 new ads). Companies that accounted for a large share of over the week increase include Hartford Healthcare, Apple Inc., and Dattco Travel. Though up from a week ago, the past two weeks have been the lowest consecutive new ads levels of the past six months. Prior troughs in July, August, and September had quick rebounds to levels closer to the six-month average of 4,679 new ads per week.

11 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged 9 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-24% or -35 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (-24% or -33 new ads), and Prof., Sci., & Tech. Services (-24% or -82 new ads). The 9 increasing industries accounted for a combined 445 more new ads over the week, the largest being Health Care & Social Assistance (+200 new ads or +38%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 24.4 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade employers were 9 of the top 25 and most of those employers had increases over prior weeks. The employers with the largest overall increases over the week were Hartford Healthcare (+163 new ads), Apple Inc. (+91 new ads), and Dattco Travel (+91 new ads). Six of the top 25 employers had over the week decreases, the largest being United Parcel Service (UPS) (-42 new ads), Cigna Corporation (-23 new ads), and Advance Auto Parts (-18 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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November 24th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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November 20th November 20th, 2020 Extra Issue #33 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 14, 2020, there were 3,514 new postings, down 22% from a week before. Decreasing industries had a combined over the week posting change of -1,144 new ads and increasing industries added 141 new ads, resulting in the overall net change of -1,003 new ads. Industries with the largest share of over the week overall net change include Health Care (-558 new ads), Educational Services (-75 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (-63 new ads). This Drop continues a pattern that began in late May. New ad lows of around 3,500 occurred every six weeks from May-September and most recently occurred after seven. A large share of the July trough was due to over the week declines Retail Trade and Accommodation & Food Services. The August, September, and November troughs have been heavily influenced by Health Care new ad over the week change.

14 sector had job posting decreases over the week, 7 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Health Care (-51.2% or -558 new ads), Administrative & Support (-40% or -57 new ads), and Educational Services (-38% or -75 new ads). The 7 increasing industries accounted for a combined 141 more new ads over the week, the largest being Retail Trade (+57 new ads or +12%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 26.2 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Earnst & Young (+124 new ads), Petco (+104 new ads), and Cigna Corporation (+36 new ads). Eight of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-208 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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Nov. 14th
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November 19th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 3Q2020
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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November 17th 2Q2020 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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November 16th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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November 13th November 13th, 2020 Extra Issue #32 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 7, 2020, there were 4,517 new postings, down 10.7% from a week before. Decreasing industries had a combined over the week posting change of -600 new ads and increasing industries added 60 new ads, resulting in the overall net change of -540 new ads. Industries with the largest share of over the week overall net change include Retail Trade (-203 new ads), Finance and Insurance (-86 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-35 new ads). Recent weeks of Connecticut Help Wanted Online data have exhibited their most stable levels of 2020. During the six-week period from October 3rd through November 7th, total new ads have had a range of 540 around a five-week midrange of 4,787. This range is the lowest of 2020, the next lowest new ad range was 1,056 new ads over the six weeks from May 11th through May 16, 2020.

17 sector had job posting decreases over the week, 4 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Wholesale Trade (-60% or -18 new ads), Utilities (-46% or -12 new ads), and Real Estate and Rental (-32% or -26 new ads). Of the 4 increasing industries, the largest increases occurred in Other Services (+25% or +15 new ads), Information (+21% or -23 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (+11% or +20 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 31st were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 17 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were H&R Block (+54 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (+28 new ads), and United Parcel Service (+28 new ads). Seven of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-196 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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Nov. 6th
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November 12th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in October on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Component indexes were mixed, with many offsetting increases and decreases. The food index rose 0.2 percent, with the food away from home index increasing by 0.3 percent and a smaller 0.1-percent rise in the food at home index. The energy index rose 0.1 percent in October as the index for electricity increased 1.2 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in October following an increase of 0.2 percent in September. The index for shelter increased 0.1 percent in October, which was offset by a 0.4-percent decrease in the index for medical care. The indexes for airline fares, recreation, and new vehicles were among those to rise, while the indexes for motor vehicle insurance, apparel, and household furnishings and operations declined.

The all items index rose 1.2 percent for the 12 months ending October, a slightly smaller increase than the 1.4-percent rise for the 12-month period ending September. The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.6 percent over the last 12 months after rising 1.7 percent in September. The food index increased 3.9 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index declined 9.2 percent.

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November 6th November 6th, 2020 Extra Issue #31 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 31, 2020, there were 5,057 new postings. New postings are up 319 from a week ago and up 399 from four weeks ago. The five weeks that ended in October had a total new ad range of 394, the smallest of 2020. The second smallest range was 666 for the five-week period ending May 25th, 2020. Though overall ad counts stayed flat in recent weeks, many industries experienced large shifts during the last week of October. Growing industries added a combined 598 new postings, with the largest being Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (up 94) and Health Care & Social Assistance (up 84). Contracting industries fell by a combined -279 new postings, with most of that decline occurring in Retail Trade (down 235).

14 sector had job posting decreases over the week and 7 had increases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Administrative and Support (+87% or +66 new ads), Transportation and Warehousing (+42% or +54 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+39% or +94 new ads). Of the 7 decreasing industries, some of the largest declines occurred in Utilities (-30% or -11 new ads), Retail Trade (-26% or -235 new ads), and Other Services (-24% or -19 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending November 6th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 29 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Walmart / Sam's (+263 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (+237 new ads), and St Vincent's Medical Center (+55 new ads). Eight of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Cigna Corporation (-42 new ads) and CVS Health (-23 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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Nov. 6th
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November 2nd November 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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November 2nd State Economic Indexes Lower in 2019 - November 2020 Economic Digest article
Connecticut's economic performance ranked 32nd in 2019 when compared to other states and the District of Columbia (DC). This is up from 37th in 2018 and the best ranking in nine years.

For the second time, South Carolina came in first in the nation with the highest index of 192.3 last year, while Alaska continued to place last (113.2). Our state's index of 144.2 was below the nationwide value of 153.4.

SEI: Methodology
Applying the same components and methodology of the Connecticut Town Economic Indexes (See October 2020 issue), the Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research also developed the State Economic Indexes for all 50 states and DC. With recently available annual average data from the Quarterly Census Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, along with the revised annual average unemployment rate from Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), annual SEI is reestimated for the 2010-2019 period.

These indexes provide a measure of the overall economic strength of each state that can be compared and ranked. Four annual average state economic indicators were used as components: 1. the number of the total covered business establishments, 2. total covered employment, 3. real covered wages, and 4. the unemployment rate. [ read more ]

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October 30th October 24th, 2020 Extra Issue #30 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 24, 2020, there were 4,738 new postings. New postings are down 182 new ads from a week ago and up 1,239 from the week ending September 26th. Since then, new ads averaged 4,811 over the subsequent four weeks and had a range of 261, the smallest of any four-week period in 2020. In contrast, the largest four-week range of 3,851 occurred in March during the Covid-shutdown, when total new ads fell from 7,242 during the week ending March 7th to 3,391 new ads during the week ending March 28th. Though overall ads counts have stayed relatively flat for most of October, many industries have had larger shifts. The largest increase over the week occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+254 new ads or +34%) and the largest decrease occurred in Finance & Insurance (-86 new ads or -18%).

15 sector had job posting decreases over the week and 6 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Public Administration (-41% or -33 new ads), Administrative & Support (-34% or -40 new ads), and Utilities (-31% or -17 new ads). The 6 increasing industries accounted for a combined 417 new ads over the week, with 61% occurring within Health Care & Social Assistance (+34% or +254 new ads).

A majority of industries had increases over four weeks, the largest being Health Care & Social Assistance (+68% or +405 new ads) and Retail Trade (+62% or +344 new ads). The four decreasing industries represented a combined 60 new ad decrease.

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 24th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 29 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Walmart / Sam's (+263 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (+237 new ads), and St Vincent's Medical Center (+55 new ads). Eight of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Cigna Corporation (-42 new ads) and CVS Health (-23 new ads).

Extra Issue #30 October 24th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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Oct. 24th
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October 28th Business Employment Dynamics 1Q2020
From January 2020 to March 2020, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 74,079, a decrease of 4,203 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 84,157 an increase of 4,158 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the first quarter of 2020, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of 10,078 jobs in the private sector. This is the lowest net change since March 2010.

From 2004 to 2007, annual average net employment change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. Annual average net change has been positive from 2010-2018 and was -2,939 in 2019.

1Q2020 Connecticut Business Employment Dynamics PDF 1Q 2020
October 28th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 47,772 in September 2020.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (8,890 postings), Retail Trade (6,928 postings), Finance and Insurance (3,973 posting), Manufacturing (3,137 postings), and Accommodation and Food Services (2,707 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Retail Salespersons (2,043 postings), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (1,213 postings), Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (1,153 postings) Software Developers, Applications (951 postings) and Managers, All Others (872 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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October 27th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct. 26th
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October 22nd October 17th, 2020 Extra Issue #29 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 17, 2020, there were 4,920 new postings. New postings are up 4 new ads from a week ago and up 175 from four weeks ago. This small weekly change overlays larger industry level shifts. Increasing industries include Finance and Insurance (+95 new ads or +25%), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+86 new ads or +41%), and Manufacturing (+43 new ads or +35%). Industries with large decreases include Healthcare and Social Assistance (-172 new ads or -19%) and Educational Services (-69 new ads or 32%).

12 sector had job posting increases over the week and 9 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Construction (+77% or +33 new ads), Professional, Scientific & Technical Services (+41% or +86 new ads), and Wholesale Trade (+32% or +10 new ads). The 9 decreasing industries fell by a combined 347 ads over the week. Among decreasing industries, 49.6% occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-19% or -172 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 17th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Amazon (+49 new ads), Petco (+37 new ads) and CVS Health (+35 new ads). Three of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-59 new ads) and Lowe's (-59 new ads).

Extra Issue #29 October 17th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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Oct. 17th
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October 16th October 10th, 2020 Extra Issue #28 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 10rd, 2020, there were 4,916 new postings. New postings are up 258 new ads from a week ago and up 201 from four weeks ago. This over the week increase was driven by Educational Services (+78 new ads or +56%), Manufacturing (+54 new ads or +19%), and Transportation and Warehousing (+43 new ads or +35%). Since early June, weekly new ads averaged 4,793 ads per week and ranged from a low of 3,459 (week ending 9/26) and a high of 5,984 (week ending 6/13).

12 sector had job posting increases over the week and 9 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Educational Services (+56% or +78 new ads), Public Administration (+36% or +20 new ads), and Transportation and Warehousing (+35% or +43 new ads). The 9 decreasing industries fell by a combined 278 ads over the week. Among decreasing industries, 41% occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-11% or -115 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 10th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 19.1 percent of all new ads for the. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Hartford Healthcare (+87 new ads), The Home Depot (+79 new ads) and the State of Connecticut (+64 new ads). Nine of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being General Dynamics (-38 new ads) and Stamford Hospital (-37 new ads).

Extra Issue #28 October 10th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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Oct. 10th
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October 10th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.4 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.4 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The index for used cars and trucks continued to rise sharply and accounted for most of the monthly increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The food index was unchanged, with an increase in the food away from home index offsetting a decline in the food at home index. The energy index rose 0.8 percent in September as the index for natural gas increased 4.2 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in September after larger increases in July and August. The index for used cars and trucks rose 6.7 percent in September, its largest monthly increase since February 1969. The indexes for shelter, new vehicles, and recreation also increased in September. The indexes for motor vehicle insurance, airline fares, and apparel were among those to decline over the month.

The all items index rose 1.4 percent for the 12 months ending September, a slightly larger increase than the 1.3-percent rise for the 12-month period ending August. The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, the same increase as the period ending August. The food index increased 3.9 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index declined 7.7 percent.

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October 9th October 3rd, 2020 Extra Issue #27 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 3rd, 2020, there were 4,658 new postings. New postings are up 1,169 new ads from a week ago and down 1,301 from four weeks ago. This over the week increase was driven by Health Care & Social Assistance (+438 new ads or +73%), Retail Trade (+174 new ads or +31%), and Accommodation and Food Services (+151 new ads or +114%). Since early June, weekly new ads have averaged 4,787 new ads per week.

17 sector had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 3 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Accommodation and Food Services (+114% or +151 new ads), Health Care and Social Assistance (+73 or +438 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+53% or +85 new ads). The three industries with decreases over the week were Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-60% or -24 new ads) and Educational Services (-27% or -52 new ads) and Finance and Insurance (-1% or -4 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 3rd were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance and Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 21.5 percent of all new ads for the. The employers with the largest increase over the week were The Home Depot (+84 new ads) and Trinity Health (+65 new ads). Four of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Target (-38 new ads) and Lowe's (-23 new ads).

Extra Issue #27 October 3rd 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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Oct. 3rd
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October 5th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 5th
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October 2nd September 26th, 2020 Extra Issue #25 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 26th, 2020, there were 3,489 new postings. New postings are down 1,256 new ads from a week ago and down 1,132 from four weeks ago. This over the week decline was driven by declines in Health Care & Social Assistance (-240 new ads or -29%), Retail Trade (-159 new ads or -22%), and Finance and Insurance (-153 new ads or -31%). Since early June through the last full week of September, total weekly new ads have troughed every six weeks to levels around 3,500 after peaking at almost 6,000.

19 sector had job posting decreases over the week and 3 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Real Estate (-64% or -67 new ads), Public Administration (-57% or -50 new ads), and Utilities (-57% or -21 new ads). The three industries with increases over the week were Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+74% or +17 new ads) and Educational Services (+34% or +48 new ads) and Agriculture (+167% or +5 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending September 19th were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Healthcare. The 25 employers shown above account for 25.2 percent of all new ads for the week ending September 26th, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Target (+63 new ads), Betterhelp (+33 new ads), and the Norwalk Public School District (+28 new ads). Nine out of 25 employers had over the week declines, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-57 new ads) and Amazon (-57 new ads).

Extra Issue #26 September 26th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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Sept. 26th
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October 1st October 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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October 1st Connecticut Town Economic Indexes Fell Slightly in 2019 - October 2020 Economic Digest article
Connecticut's overall economy continued its moderate growth last year, based on the index performances of cities and towns. The indexes on page 3 give a broad measure of business and resident economic well-being of each town, allowing comparisons among them.

The CTEI Methodology
The Connecticut Town Economic Indexes (CTEI) were introduced five years ago and are released annually. The Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research developed the composite indexes of all 169 municipalities in the state to measure each town or city's overall economic health, which then can be ranked and compared to others to gain perspective. The four annual average town economic indicators used as components are total covered business establishments, total covered employment, inflation-adjusted covered annual average wages, and the unemployment rate.

Establishments are the physical work units located in the municipality. Employment is the number payroll employees in establishments that are located in the town. Wages are the aggregate payroll pay divided by the total average employment. These three measures come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program and include all those who are covered under unemployment insurance law, thus capturing nearly 100 percent of all payroll employees in each town. [ read more ]

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September 25th September 19th, 2020 Extra Issue #25 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 19th, 2020, there were 4,745 new postings. New postings are up 30 new ads from a week ago and up 124 from four weeks ago. This low over the week change was driven by 11 increasing industries, the largest being Health Care and Social Assistance (+150 new ads) and 10 decreasing industries, the largest decrease being Accommodation and Food Services (-148 new ads). Over Four weeks, the largest increases occurring in Finance and Insurance (+124 new ads or +33%) and Health Care and Social Assistance (+62 new ads or +8%).

11 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 10 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Wholesale Trade (+107% or +15 new ads), Utilities (+76% or +16 new ads), and Manufacturing (+26% or +68 new ads). Increasing sectors had a combined 395 ad increase over the week and declining sectors fell by 365. Major sectors with large decreases over the week include Accommodation and Food Service (-45% or -148 new ads) and Educational Services (-35% or -76 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending September 19th were mostly in Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 22.5 percent of all new ads for the week ending September 19th, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Hartford Healthcare (+144 new ads), Gamestop Incorporated (+52 new ads), and Quest Diagnostics (+40 new ads). Two out of 25 employers had over the week declines, they where Travelers (-20 new ads) and Lowe's Companies, Inc (-5 new ads).

Extra Issue #25 September 19th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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September 18th September 12th, 2020 Extra Issue #24 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 12th, 2020, there were 4,715 new postings. New postings are down 13% or -688 new ads from a week ago but up 44% or +1,435 from four weeks ago. This one-week decrease was driven by Health Care & Social Assistance (-441 new ads), Manufacturing (-156 new ads) and Educational Services (-86 new ads). Decreasing sectors were down a combined 852 new ads while the six increasing sectors were up a combined 164. Every sector is up over four weeks ago. That week ending August 15th had the second lowest new ad count since mid-May. Over Four weeks, the largest increases occurred in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Accommodation & Food Service.

6 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 15 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+30% or +64 new ads) and Administrative & Support (+30% or +41 new ads). About half of the total declines among those 15 sectors over the week was due to large declines in Healthcare and Social Assistance, which is down 441 or -39% from a week ago. Other major sectors with large decreases over the week include Manufacturing (-38% or -156 new ads) and Educational Services (-28% or -86 new ads). Though most industries had declines from a week ago, every industry had more ads than four weeks ago.

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending September 12th were mostly in Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown below account for 17.5 percent of all new ads for the week ending September 12th, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Kohl's (+61 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (+35 new ads), and Allied Universal (+28 new ads). Five out of 25 employers had over the week declines, the largest were Boston Market (-43 new ads), Amazon (-29 new ads) and CVS Health (-4 new ads).

Extra Issue #24 September 12th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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Sept. 12th
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September 14th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 14th
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September 11h September 5th, 2020 Extra Issue #23 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 5th, 2020, there were 5,403 new postings. New postings are up 7.5% or 379 ads from a week ago. This one-week increase is driven by Manufacturing (+116 new ads), Educational Services (+101 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+76 new ads). Fifteen gaining sectors had a combined 541 more new ads than the prior week. These gains were dampened by combined new ad declines of 162 in six sectors, the largest being Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-91 new ads), Retail Trade (-48 new ads) and Utilities (-10 new ads). New postings for the week ending September 5th was a four-week high and was the fourth highest weekly count during the past six months. This weekly level is 42% higher than new posting counts from a year ago.

15 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 6 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Educational Services (+50% or +101 new ads), Information (+48% or +46 new ads), and Other Services (+46% or +41 new ads). The six decreasing sectors were down 91 or less over the week. Some of the largest decreases occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-91 new ads or -30%), Utilities (-10 new ads or -22%), and Retail Trade (-48 new ads or -7%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending September 5th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown below account for 19 percent of all new ads for the week ending September 5th, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were The Hartford (+67 new ads), Trinity Health (+37 new ads), and The Fresh Market (+31 new ads). Eight out of 25 employers had over the week declines, the largest were UnitedHealth Group (-26 new ads), Anthem Blue Cross (-24 new ads) and Cigna Corporation (-20 new ads).

Extra Issue #23 September 5th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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Sept. 5th
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September 11h Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The monthly increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index was broad-based; a sharp rise in the used cars and trucks index was the largest factor, but the indexes for gasoline, shelter, recreation, and household furnishings and operations also contributed. The energy index rose 0.9 percent in August as the gasoline index rose 2.0 percent. The food index rose 0.1 percent in August after falling in July; an increase in the food away from home index more than offset a slight decline in the food at home index.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.4 percent in August after increasing 0.6 percent in July. The sharp rise in the index for used cars and trucks accounted for over 40 percent of the increase; the indexes for shelter, recreation, household furnishings and operations, apparel, motor vehicle insurance, and airline fares also rose. The indexes for education and personal care were among the few to decline.

The all items index increased 1.3 percent for the 12 months ending August; this figure has been rising since the period ending May 2020, when the 12-month increase was 0.1 percent. The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months. The food index increased 4.1 percent over the last 12 months, with the index for food at home rising 4.6 percent. Despite recent monthly increases, the energy index fell 9.0 percent over the last 12 months.

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August
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September 8th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 7th
2020
September 4th August 29th, 2020 Extra Issue #22 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 29th, 2020, there were 5,024 new postings. New postings are up 9% or 403 ads from a week ago. This one-week increase is driven by Health Care & Social Assistance (+277 new ads), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+89 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (+89 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+81 new ads). Ten gaining sectors had a combined 628 more new ads than the prior week. These gains were dampened by combined new ad declines of 225 in ten sectors, the largest being Information (-51 new ads), and Manufacturing (-51 new ads). There was also a decline in the number of ads where the industry was unspecified (-60 new ads). During the month of August, weekly new ads averaged 4,898 per week and averaged 4,821 during the third quarter. In comparison, weekly new ads averaged 3,686 during the second quarter of 2020 amid the height of the Covid-shutdown. Total new ads during the last week of August nearly matched levels of 5,021 had a year ago during the week ending August 31st, 2019.

10 sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 10 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+42% or +89 new postings), Real Estate (+42% or +25 new postings), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+36% or +277 new postings). The ten decreasing sectors were down 60 or less over the week. Some of the largest decreases occurred in Information (-51 new ads or -35%), Manufacturing (-51 new ads or -15%), and Retail Trade (-35 new ads or -5%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending August 29th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Accommodation & Food Service. The 25 employers shown below account for 22 percent of all new ads for the week ending August 29, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Boston Market (+105 new ads), the State of Connecticut government (+80 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (+44 new ads). Four out of 25 employers had over the week declines, the largest were Compass Group North America (-7 new ads), Lowe's Companies, Inc (-7 new ads) and Stamford Hospital (-5 new ads).

Extra Issue #22 August 29th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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August 29th
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September 2nd Summer 2020 Connecticut Career Resource Network Update
Provides individuals in the educational and occupational training communities with information on resources and upcoming events. Articles include reviews of new Web sites and books, occupational descriptions, announcements of conferences and job fairs, and other articles of interest.
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September 1st September 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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September 1st A look at the Changing Demographic Composition of Connecticut Employment: 1999-2019 - September 2020 Economic Digest article
Newly released data through 2019 illustrates changes in the demographic composition of employment in the years leading up to the 2019 business cycle peak. During the past year the economy went from one extreme to the other. In a matter of weeks, the pandemic paused many sectors of the economy and required populations globally to change behavior and adapt to minimize its impact on public health. Unemployment went from a historic low to a historic high, unemployment claims reached record levels, and the US economy went swiftly into a recession by the first quarter of this year. A look at the demographic trends before the pandemic can give insight into what we can expect in a post-pandemic economy.

Long Term Trends: 1999-2019
The racial and ethnic composition of Connecticut employment has made some notable shifts over the past two decades. The U.S. Census Bureau's Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) dataset allows for a detailed view of the composition of employment in the state. The Connecticut Economic Digest has previously featured this dataset in May and December of 2019 in articles that looked at age cohort changes by industry and a detailed look at demographic breakdown of overall employment by firm size.

Those articles showed that the share of the Connecticut workforce over age 54 has doubled over twenty years with pronounced increases in major sectors such as Manufacturing and Healthcare & Social Assistance. The December 2019 article illustrated how cyclical employment changes and the demographic composition of employment vary by firm size.

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August 31st 1Q2020 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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August 31st August 22nd, 2020 Extra Issue #21 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 22nd, 2020, there were 4,621 new postings. New postings are up 29% or 1,029 ads from a week ago. This large increase is driven by the 7-week low during the week ending August 15th, which can be seen in graph below. This large mid-August new ad drop isn't exclusive to Connecticut, similar declines occurred in adjacent state and in the US overall. Industries with the largest one-week increase include Retail Trade (+271 new ads), Health Care and Social Assistance (+241 new ads), and Manufacturing (+161 new ads).

17 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 3 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Information (+143% or +86 new postings), Manufacturing (+85 or +161 new postings), and Other Services (+72% or +34 new postings). The three decreasing sectors had slight declines over the week and were Mining (-6 new ads or -50%), Transportation & Warehousing (-10 new ads or -9%), and Administrative & Support (-14 new ads or -10%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending August 22nd were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. 23 out of the 25 Employers with the most-new postings had increases over the prior week, which was the lowest level since the first week of July. Five employers in the top 25 had no new postings last week. Employers with the largest 1-week change include PetSmart, Apple, Mercy Hospital, and Cigna. The two employers in the top 25 with 1-week declines were Amazon and CVS Health, down -40 and -9 new ads respectively.

Extra Issue #21 August 22nd 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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August 22nd
2020
August 18th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 17th
2020
August 17th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 2Q2020
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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2Q 2020
August 14th August 8th, 2020 Extra Issue #20 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 8th, 2020, there were 5,433 new postings. New postings are down 2.8% or -157 ads from a week ago. This one-week top line decrease was driven by Retail Trade and Accommodation & Food Service, respectively down 151 and 70 new postings over the week. Overall weekly declines of less than 3% suggest the power outages of last week due to Tropical Storm Isaias had little impact on new job posting. Industries that had weekly increases include Manufacturing (+84 new ads), Finance & Insurance (+45 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+39 new ads). Overall new job ads are up 16% from four weeks ago and up 3.3% over the year.

10 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and 9 and increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Wholesale Trade (-52% or -17 new postings), Real Estate (-29% or -23 new postings), and Public Administration (-22% or -29 new postings). Of the 9 increasing sectors, some of the largest increases were in Manufacturing (+36% or +84 new postings), Other Services (+22% or +22 new postings) and Finance & Insurance (+13% or +45 new postings).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending August 8th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. 17 out of the 25 Employers with the most new postings had increases over the week and 20 had increases over 4 weeks. Some of the 8 over the week decreases shown below were large compared to corresponding increases. Lowe's, Hartford Healthcare, and Amazon were down between -45 and -86 new ads. The largest over the week increase was Whole Foods, up 30 new ads.

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August 8th
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August 13th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.0 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The gasoline index continued to rise in July after increasing sharply in June and accounted for about one quarter of the monthly increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The energy index increased 2.5 percent in July as the gasoline index rose 5.6 percent. This was partially offset by the food index, which decreased 0.4 percent in July, with the index for food at home declining 1.1 percent.

he index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in July, its largest increase since January 1991. The index for motor vehicle insurance increased sharply in July, as it did the previous month. The indexes for shelter, communication, used cars and trucks, and medical care also increased in July, while the index for recreation declined.

The all items index increased 1.0 percent for the 12 months ending July, a larger increase than the 0.6-percent rise for the period ending June. The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. The food index increased 4.1 percent over the last 12 months, with the index for food at home rising 4.6 percent. Despite increasing in July, the energy index fell 11.2 percent over the last 12 months.

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August 11th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 10th
2020
August 10th Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics by State / LMA / WDA - 2020
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2020 (xlsx) 1Q 2020
August 10th State of Connecticut NAICS Industry - Occupational Employment and Wages (OEWS)- 2020
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2020 (xlsx) 1Q 2020
August 9th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 3rd
2020
August 7th August 1st, 2020 Extra Issue #19 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 1st, 2020, there were 5,590 new postings. New postings are up 8% or +432 ads from a week ago. This one-week top line increase was driven by Retail Trade and Health Care & Social Assistance, respectively up 148 and 128 new postings over the week. Large weekly declines in other industries include Finance & Insurance (-124) and Manufacturing (-103). Total new weekly postings during the months of June and July were between 4,376 and 6,117. During the height of the statewide lockdown in May and May, weekly postings ranged between 2,273 and 4,341. This report includes new postings data from the week before Tropical Storm Isaias caused power outages throughout the state. The impact of that storm may have a dampening effect on total new job ads in next week's report.

10 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 10 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Public Administration (+63% or +50 new postings), Educational Services (+32% or +65 new postings), and Accommodation & Food Services (+31% or +89 new postings). Of the 10 declining sectors, 6 had new job ad decreases of 7 ads or less. Sectors with larger decreases include Manufacturing (-31% or -103 new postings), Prof.,Sci.,& Tech. Services (-28% or -85 new postings) and Finance & Insurance (-26% or -124 new postings).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 25th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. 9 out of 10 Employers with the most new postings had increases over the week. Some of the largest increases over the week were had by Lowe's Companies, Kohl's, and Dattco Travel.

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August 1st
2020
August 3rd August 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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August 3rd Covered Employment and Wages: A 2019 Annual Review - August 2020 Economic Digest article
According to the most recent data published by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, the number of jobs in Connecticut decreased by 0.2 percent during 2019. Connecticut reversed the pattern of slow but steady employment growth since the Great Recession toward the end of 2019. Total private industry employment, constituting 86.5 percent of the state's employment total, decreased by 0.2 percent. Total government employment held steady year-over-year.

Average annual wages for all Connecticut jobs increased by 3.0 percent, to $69,787, nearly double the improvement on the increase in 2018. In 2019, private sector wages increased by 3.3 percent to $70,554; government wages increased 1.1 percent to $64,855.

The number of business establishments continued their expansion, with a new total of 123,766, an increase of 1.4 percent over 2018. Total private establishments represented nearly all of the increase, reaching 120,419 in 2019. Government worksites increased 0.2 percent in the state, from 3,340 in 2018 to 3,347 in 2019.

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July 31st July 25th, 2020 Extra Issue #18 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 25th, 2020, there were 5,158 new postings. New postings are up 18% or +782 ads from a week ago. This one-week top line increase was driven by Finance & Insurance and Retail Trade, respectively up 146 and 133 new postings over the week. Weekly declines in other industries were much lower and include Transportation & Warehousing (-32 new ads or -18%), Public Administration (-30 new ads or -28%), and Other Services (-22 new ads or -20%). Total new weekly postings have been above 4,000 since late May and the most recent week of new ads is the third highest level in the past four months.

16 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 4 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Information (+44% or +42 new postings), Finance and Insurance (+44% or +146 new postings), and Real Estate (+39% or +24 new postings). Large percent decrease industries include Public Administration (-28% or -30 new postings), Other Services (-20% or -22 new postings) and Transportation and Warehousing (-18% or -32 new posting).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 25th were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade and Healthcare. 9 out of 10 Employers with the most new postings had increases over the week. Amazon had the largest one-week new ad increase and the largest four-week decrease.

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July 25th
2020
July 29th Business Employment Dynamics 4Q2019
From October 2019 to December 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 78,090, a decrease of 962 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 79,474, a decrease of 2,854 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of -1,384 jobs in the private sector. This fourth quarter net loss is much lower than the fourth quarter net loss of -6,934 experience a year before in 2019.

From 2004 to 2007, annual average net employment change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. Annual average net change was positive from 2010-2018 and was -3,169 jobs in 2019. This is the 6th negative annual average year since 1992, the other net negative years were 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, and 2009.

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July 27th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 27th
2020
July 24th July 18th, 2020 Extra Issue #17 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 18th, 2020, there were 4,376 new postings. New postings are down 8% or -379 ads from a week ago. This one-week top line decrease was driven by Retail Trade, down 397 new postings from a week before. That prior week ending July 11th had the highest level of Retail Trade new postings in 2020. Weekly declines in other industries were much lower and include Accommodation & Food Service (-34 new ads or -13%), Real Estate (-23 new ads or -27%) and Educational Services (-15 new ads or -9%). Industries with weekly increases include Professional & Business Services (+56 new ads or +33%), Public Administration (+44 new ads or +68%) and Transportation & Warehousing (+41 new ads or +30%). Total weekly postings since early June have been above May and May levels. The most recent week of new postings is slightly below week ending March 14th levels of 4,577, which was last full week before non-essential businesses to closed in the state.

9 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, two were unchanged, and 9 sectors had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-43% or -397 new postings), Real Estate (-27% or -23 new postings) and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (-23% or -6 new postings). Large percent increase industries include Public Administration (+68% or +44 new postings), Wholesale Trade (+59% or 13 new postings) and Utilities (+43% or +6 new posting). Over four weeks, 15 sectors had new postings decreases and 5 had increases.

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 18th were mostly in Retail Trade and Healthcare. 9 out of 10 employers with the most new ads had a new ad increase over the week and 8 out of 10 had new ad increases over four weeks.

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July 18th
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July 22nd 2019 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages (Statewide / County / LMA / WDA / Town)
Employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program.(three digit government data added)
2019
July 22nd 2019 Worksites by Size Class
Worksites is a count of firms, excluding government, that have only one location, plus a count of each location of firms that have operations in more than one location. The sum of the substate areas is less than the statewide total because some multi-location firms and others that don't have a physical location are coded as statewide and therefore have no substate area designation.
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July 17th July 11th, 2020 Extra Issue #16 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 11th, 2020, there were 4,755 new postings. New postings are up 8% from a week ago, but down 22% from 4 weeks ago. This one-week top line increase was driven by Retail Trade (+480 new postings or +110%), Other Services (+55 new postings or +93%) and Manufacturing (+52 new postings or +24%). Industries with the largest one-week decreases were Transportation & Warehousing (-335 new postings or -71%), Utilities (-42 new postings or 75%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-42 new postings or -20%). Weekly job ads for the month of June through the second week of July have been consistently above levels from May and May of this year. Though new ads are currently below levels from early March, they are up 113% from 52 weeks ago.

11 sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 8 sectors had increases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Retail Trade (+110% or +480 new postings), Other Services (+93% or +55 new postings) and Administrative and Support (+32% or +36 new postings). Though most sectors have new ad increase over the week, most are also below levels from 4 weeks ago. The eight sectors with over the week percent increases include Utilities (-75% or -42 new postings), Transportation and Warehousing (-71% or -335 new postings), Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-20% or -42 new postings) and Public Administration (-19% or -15 new postings).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 11th were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance. Half of the top ten employers are in the Retail Trade industry, which is up 110% over the week and corresponds with strong new ads increases for Retail Salespersons and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers. 8 out of the 10 employers with the most new ads had a new ad increase over the week.

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July 11th
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July 14th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 6th
2020
July 14th Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after falling 0.1 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 0.6 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The gasoline index rose sharply in June after recent declines and accounted for over half of the monthly increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The energy index increased 5.1 percent in June as the gasoline index rose 12.3 percent. The food index also rose in June, increasing 0.6 percent as the index for food at home continued to rise.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in June, its first monthly increase since February. The index for motor vehicle insurance increased sharply in June after recent declines. The indexes for apparel, shelter, and medical care also increased in June, while the indexes for used cars and trucks, recreation, and communication all declined.

The all items index increased 0.6 percent for the 12 months ending June; this compares to a 0.1-percent increase for the 12 months ending May. The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.2 percent over the last 12 months. The food index increased 4.5 percent over the last 12 months, with the index for food at home rising 5.6 percent. Despite increasing in June, the energy index fell 12.6 percent over the last 12 months.

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July 10th July 4th, 2020 Extra Issue #15 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 4th, 2020, there were 4,410 new postings. New postings are down 24% from a week ago, down 20% from 4 weeks ago, but up 26% from a year ago. This one-week top line decrease was driven by Retail Trade (-338 new postings or 44%), Accommodation & Food Service (-259 new postings or -49%), and Heath Care & Social Assistance (-194 new ads or -19%). Industries with the largest one-week increases were Transportation & Warehousing (+232 new postings or +97%%) and Utilities (+18 new postings or 47%). This recent level is 1,417 ads above the 2020 low of 2,793 ads which occurred during the week ending May 16th, 2020.

16 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, and 4 sectors had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-41 new postings or -65%), Other Services (-62 new postings or -51%), Accommodation & Food Services (-259 new postings or -49%) and Retail Trade (-338 new postings or -44%). Many of the largest percent decreasing industries were those significantly impacted by the shutdown and had large increases in recent weeks when sectors of the economy opened back up. The four industries with over the week percent increases include Transportation & Warehousing (+232 new postings or 97%), Wholesale Trade (+7 new postings or 54%), Utilities (+18 new postings or 47%) and Agriculture (+1 posting or 33%).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 4th were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. Total job ads for C.R. England, Inc correspond with the Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver occupational ads. Many occupations had lower weekly counts than prior weeks which may be due in part to the July 4th holiday.

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July 4th
2020
July 7th July 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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July 7th Connecticut's Housing Market Trended Upward in 2019 - July 2020 Economic Digest article #1
Connecticut's housing market showed signs of strength in 2019 as new permits reached their second highest level since 2007 and home sales prices reached an eleven-year high. This article examines several factors contributing to the state's housing rebound.

Housing Production
According to data release from the Bureau of the Census, cities and towns in Connecticut authorized 5,854 single and multifamily homes with a total valuation of $1.354 billion in 2019. The level of production is the highest since 2015 and represents a 21.6% increase compared to 4,815 in 2018. Connecticut had the third highest percent gain among fifty states: New Jersey and Arkansas led with 30.6% and 25.0%, respectively.

In 2019, Fairfield County authorized the most permits with the largest share (39.7%), followed by New Haven County (24.8%) and Hartford County (13.5%). Both Litchfield and Middlesex counties had the smallest share (2.3%). Stamford, New Haven, Fairfield, Milford and Norwalk issued the most permits. Combined, they accounted for 42% of all housing units authorized last year. [  read more ]  

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July 7th What Commuter Rail Brings to Central Connecticut - July 2020 Economic Digest article #2
Generational change for commuters arrived on June 18, 2018 as the Hartford Line passenger railroad, also known as CT Rail, began daily service between New Haven and Springfield, MA. Official rollout of the service began after a preview weekend so popular that trains had to intermittently stop taking passengers. The $768 million project came to life through a partnership among the Connecticut and Massachusetts state transportation departments, Amtrak, and several federal agencies. This article offers a brief look at CT Rail's vision and origin, its ridership, and development plans in various stages of completion since CT Rail's inception two summers ago. [ read more ]  
July 2020 Digest article #2 (PDF)

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July 6th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 29nd
2020
July 2th June 27th, 2020 Extra Issue #14 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 27, 2020, there were 5,778 new postings. New postings are up 10% from a week ago and up 18% over 4 weeks. This one-week top line increase was driven by Accommodation & Food Service (+188 new postings or +56%), Retail Trade (+143 new postings or 23%) and Transportation & Warehousing (+122 new postings or 105%). Industries with the largest one-week decreases were Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-109 new postings or -33%) and Finance & Insurance (-23 new postings or 6%). This recent level is more than double the 2020 low of 2,793 ads which occurred during the week ending May 16th, 2020.

14 sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 5 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+122 new postings or +105%), Utilities (+14 new postings or 58%), and Accommodation & Food Services (+188 new postings or +56%). Many of the sectors with the largest percent increases were those significantly impacted by the pandemic lockdown. The five sectors with over the week percent declines include Management (-5 new postings or 56%), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-109 new postings or -33%), and Construction (-19 new postings or -22%).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending June 27th were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. Many top employers had few or no job ads in the prior week and many had 2-3 times their count from four weeks ago.

Extra Issue #14 June 27th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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June 30th Connecticut's Short-Term Employment Outlook 2019-2021
The Pandemic, The Recession, and its Impact on Labor Markets
2020 will be remembered as a pivotal year in world history. For many, no other period in their lifetime has had more things change as swiftly and as drastically as they have this year. In a few short months, a pandemic swept across the globe and caused an unprecedented halt to what had been a historic period of economic expansion. As billions of people adjusted to the current reality, uncertainty due to our ever-evolving understanding of Covid-19 and its impact on public health and the economy will likely cause some drastic shifts to how our labor force operates.

This annual outlook includes a review of various data sources to help contextualize the current state of our labor force demographics and recent economic trends. The concluding section contains short term employment projections that were done in February 2020, just before the economic shutdown occurred. As a result of this, they are best utilized as indicators of where the Connecticut economy was trending and our expectations of where growth was going to occur before the global pandemic black swan event.

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June 26th June 20th, 2020 Extra Issue #13 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 20, 2020, there were 5,229 new postings. New postings are down 23% from a week ago and up 19% over 4 weeks. This level is 22% above new ad levels from a year ago. The one-week decline was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (-759 new postings or -23%), Retail Trade (-162 new postings or -20%), and Transportation and Warehousing (-75 new postings or 39%). Industries with the largest one-week increases were Other Services (+15 new postings or +17%), Professional, Scientific & Technical Services (+7 new postings or +2%) and Management (+4 new postings or +80%).

14 sectors had job posting decreases over the week and 6 sectors had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-72 new postings or -61%), Healthcare and Social Assistance (-759 new postings or -44%), and Transportation and Warehousing (-75 new postings or -39%). Over the week industry new ad decreases far outsized industry increases, increases ranged between 4-15 more new ads than a week before. The largest industry increases over the week occurred in Other Services (+15 new postings or +17%) and Professional Scientific, and Technical Services (+7 new postings or +2%).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending June 20th were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance. Most of the top employers are nationwide retail chains or Connecticut-based insurance or healthcare providers. Retail employers had the largest percent increases over the week while many of the other top employers such as Anthem Blue Cross and Yale-New Haven Health System had more stable new ad counts.

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June 20th
2020
June 24th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 40,394 in May 2020.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (9,360 postings), Retail Trade (3,374 postings),Finance and Insurance (3,195 posting), Manufacturing (2,558 postings), and Professional, and Business Services (2,525 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (2,597 postings), Computer Occupations (1,271 postings), Software Developers, Applications (1,221 postings), and Retail Salespersons (1,070 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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June 23rd Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 22nd
2020
June 19th June 13th, 2020 Extra Issue #12 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 13, 2020, there were 6,820 new postings. This is the highest number of new postings since early March. New postings are up 23% from a week ago and up 137% over 4 weeks. This one-week top line increase was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (+445 new postings or +34%), Retail Trade (+218 new postings or +38%), and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+96 new postings or 436%). Industries with the largest one-week decreases were Administrative and Support (-56 new postings or -21%), Wholesale Trade (-7 new postings or -25%) and Public Administration (-7 new postings or 9%).

12 sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 7 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+96 new postings or +436%), Educational Services (+89 new postings or +66%), Construction (+43 new postings or +59%), and Retail Trade (+218 new postings or +38%). Though more sectors had decreases over the week than earlier this month, 6 of those 7 sectors had declines of 7 postings or less. Administrative and Support had the largest decline, down 56 new postings or -21%.

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending June 13th were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance. Many top employers had few or no job ads in the prior week, which reflects the short-term changes to Covid-related restrictions in the state.

Extra Issue #12 June 13th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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June 13th
2020
June 15th Weekly Connecticut Initial and Continuing Unemployment Insurance Claims
Break down unemployment claims by age, education, industry, gender, town, RNO and wages can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 15th
2020
June 15th June 5th, 2020 Extra Issue #11 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 6, 2020, there were 5,532 new postings. This weekly level is up 12% from a week ago and up 37% over 4 weeks. This one-week top line increase was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (+146 new postings or +13%), Finance and Insurance (+96 new postings or +32%), and Administrative and Support (+71 new postings or +36%). Industries with the largest one-week decreases were Educational Services (-34 new postings or -20%) and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-30 new postings or -58%). As of the week ending June 6th 2020, total new postings are at a ten-week high and the third consecutive week of job ad gains.

17 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 3 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases over the week occurred in Wholesale Trade (+11 new postings or +65%), Information (+35 new postings or +56%), and Real Estate and Rental (+39 new postings or +54%). Industry percent decreases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-30 new postings or -58%), Utilities (-7 new postings or -26%) and Educational Services (-34 new postings or -20%). While those three industries have fewer new ads over the week, over four weeks Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation and Utilities are up 29% and 43% respectively. Educational Services is down only 4% from four weeks ago.

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending June 6th were mostly in Health Care and Retail Trade. Many top employers had few or no job ads in the prior week, which reflects the short-term changes to Covid-related restrictions in the state.

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June 5th
2020
June 5th May 30th, 2020 Extra Issue #10 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 30, 2020, there were 4,927 new postings. This weekly level is up 12% from a week ago and up 2% over 4 weeks. This one-week top line increase was driven by Accommodation and Food Service (+134 new postings or +89%), Retail Trade (+78 new postings or 18%), and Health Care and Social Assistance (+72 new postings or +7%). The major industries with the largest one-week decreases were Transportation and Warehousing (-72 new postings or -34%) and Construction (-17 new postings or -26%). As of the week ending May 30th, total new postings are at a nine-week high.

13 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 7 sectors had decreases. The largest percent increases over the week occurred in Other Services (+41 new postings or +95%), Accommodation and Food Service (+134 new postings or +89%), and Administrative and Support (+63 new postings or +48%). The largest percent decreases occurred in Agriculture (-16 new postings or -84%), Transportation and Warehousing (-72 new postings or -34%) and Construction (-17 new postings or -26%). While there were fewer new postings in these industries, in May there were over 1,000 postings in Transportation and Warehousing and nearly 500 postings in construction.

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending May 30th were mostly in Healthcare, Food Service, and Finance & Insurance. Retail trade and restaurants represent more top 10 employers than previous weeks as those sectors of the economy open up after Covid-related restrictions.

Extra Issue #10 May 30th 2020 HWOL (PDF)

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May 29th
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June 1st May 23th, 2020 Extra Issue #9 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 23, 2020, there were 4,401 new ads. This weekly level is up 53% from a week ago and up 11% over 4 weeks. This 1-week top line increase was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (+461 new ads or +75%), Retail Trade (+200 new ads or +88%), and Transportation and Warehousing (+164 new ads or +328%). The major industries with the largest 1-week decreases were Public Administration (-41 new ads or -33%) and Wholesale Trade (-32 new ads or -70%).

17 sectors had job ad increases over the week and 3 sectors had decreases. The largest percent increases over the week occurred in Transportation and Warehousing (+164 new ads or +328%), Agriculture (+14 new ads or +280%), and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+43 new ads or +179%%). The largest percent decreases occurred in Wholesale Trade (-32 new ads or -70%) and Public Administration (-41 new ads or -33%).

The ten employers with the most new job ads for the week ending May 23th were mostly in insurance or health care. Hartford Healthcare had the largest one week increase and four week increase among employers with the most ads.

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June 1st June 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
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June 1st Signs of Hope Despite Unprecedented Declines - June 2020 Economic Digest article #1
The global impact of COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented pause to economies all over the world. In May, U.S. payroll employment fell by 20.5 million jobs with declines reported in all 50 states. Connecticut lost a historic 266,300 net jobs, a -15.9% decline in just one month.

As of early May 2020, approximately 300,000 Connecticut workers were receiving benefits. Compared to the 2009-2010 recession, 2020 claimants are more likely to be female, are younger on average, and are more likely to have worked in Accommodation & Food Service, Retail Trade, or Health Care & Social Assistance. The 2009-2010 recession saw the largest number of claims in manufacturing and construction. Workers in these industries are, on average, older and more likely to be male than workers in the economy as a whole. [ read more ]  

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June 1st Connecticut 2019 Unemployment Rate by Town - June 2020 Economic Digest article #2
In 2019, the annual average statewide unemployment rate was 3.7%, down from 4.1% in 2018. For the ninth year, most municipalities experienced a decline in their unemployment rate, although a little fewer than fell in 2018.

2018 to 2019
Of 169 cities and towns in the state, the unemployment rate fell in 162, rose in 5, while 2 were unchanged in 2019. On the other hand, 164 were down, 1 was up, and 4 remained the same in 2018. Roxbury had the lowest unemployment rate of 2.1%, while the residents of Hartford experienced the highest rate of 6.6% last year (see table on page 3 for the complete town data). Overall, a total of 124 cities and towns had jobless rates below the 2019 statewide figure of 3.7%, 35 had rates above it, and 10 had rates equal to it. By comparison, 128 cities and towns had rates below the 2018 statewide average of 4.1%, 35 above it, and 6 were the same.

Of the five largest cities in the state with a 2010 Census population of 100,000 or more, Stamford had the lowest unemployment rate of 3.3% in 2019. Hartford posted the highest jobless rate among the large cities at 6.6%. All five cities experienced over-the-year unemployment rate decreases. The map on page 4 also shows the unemployment rates for each town in 2019. [ read more ]  

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May 28th Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
Total postings in Connecticut was 45,822 in May 2020.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (10,505 postings), Finance and Insurance (4,110 postings), Retail Trade (3,888 posting), Manufacturing (3,524 postings), and Professional, and Business Services (2,866 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (3,368 postings), Computer Occupations (1,511 postings), Software Developers, Applications (1,489 postings), and Retail Salespersons (1,156 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 22nd May 16th, 2020 Extra Issue #8 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 16, 2020, there were 2,878 new ads. This weekly level down 29% from a week ago and down 19% over 4 weeks. This top line decrease was driven by Retail Trade (-198 new ads or -46%), Health Care and Social Assistance (-180 new ads or -23%), and Manufacturing (-171 new ads or -51%). The major industries with the largest 1-week increases were Public Administration (+63 new ads or 100%) and Wholesale Trade (+22 new ads or +92%).

15 sectors had job ad decreases over the week and 5 sectors had increases. The largest percent decreases over the week occurred in Information (-56 new ads or -56%), Manufacturing (-171 new ads or -51%), and Transportation and Warehousing (-50 new ads or 50%). The largest percent increases occurred in Public Administration (+63 new ads or +100%) and Wholesale Trade (+22 new ads or +92%).

The ten employers with the most new job ads for the week ending May 16th were mostly insurance or healthcare companies. The Army National Guard had the largest posting increase over the week among employers with the most ads.

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May 18h 4Q2019 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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May 15h May 9th, 2020 Extra Issue #7 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 9, 2020, there were 4,046 new ads. This weekly level is down 16% from a week ago and up 7% over 4 weeks. This top line decrease was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (-349 new ads or -31%), Accommodation and Food Services (-112 new ads or -44%), and Transportation and Warehousing (-102 new ads or -50%). The major industries with the largest 1-week increases were Manufacturing (+116 new ads or 52%) and Finance and Insurance (+76 new ads or +30%). Despite the decrease, Health Care and Social Assistance had more new ads than any other industry.

13 sectors had job ad increases over the week and 7 sectors had decreases. The largest increases over the week occurred in Manufacturing (+116 new ads or +52%), Finance and Insurance (+76 new ads or +30%), Administrative and Support (+57 new ads or +57%). The largest decreases occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-349 new ads or -32%), Accommodation and Food Services (-112 new ads or -44%).

The ten employers with the most new job ads for the week ending May 9th were mostly retail and delivery or driving service companies. Major employers in insurance, healthcare, and public administration have new ad levels consistent with prior weeks.

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May 15h 2019 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Town Annual Averages
Employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program.(three digit government data added)
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May 14th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 1Q2020
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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May 8th May 02, 2020 Extra Issue #6 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 2, 2020, there were 4,812 new ads. This weekly level is up 22% from a week ago and up 31% over 2 weeks. This top line increase was driven by Accommodation and Food Service (+141 new ads or +126%) and Transportation and Warehousing (+130 new ads or +181%). The major industries with the largest 1-week decreases were Finance and Insurance (-73 new ads or -23%) and Administrative and Support (-33 new ads or -25%).

The ten employers with the most new job ads for the week ending May 1st were mostly delivery or driving service companies. These postings represent non-employee gig work. Many major employers in industries such as healthcare, retail trade, and finance and insurance that were previously top ten employers had fewer new ads this week.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 1st May 25, 2020 Extra Issue #5 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 25, 2020, there were 3,959 new ads. This weekly level is up 7.7% from the week ending 4/18/20 and down 20.3% over 4 weeks. This top line increase was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (+192 new ads or +23%) and Retail Trade (+93 new ads or +35%). The major industries with the largest 1-week percent increases were Real Estate and Rental (+21 new ads or +55%) and Transportation and Warehousing (+25 new ads or +53%).

The ten employers with the most weekly new job ads are mostly within Healthcare and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, or Finance and Insurance. Among top employers, retail trade has had the largest increase in ads over the week.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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May 1st May 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
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May 1st Connecticut Projected to Add Fewer Jobs Through 2021 - May 2020 Economic Digest article
The whole world has changed in the few short weeks since we completed the latest short term projections in February 2020. At the time, the U.S. unemployment rate was lower than it had been at any time since the late 1960s and Connecticut jobs were growing. Since then the COVID-19 health crisis and the related shutdown of nonessential businesses caused a drastic shift in the employment outlook. Many leading analysts1 have declared that there is a 100% chance that the U.S. economy has entered a recession. One indicator of change is claims for unemployment insurance. As of May 11, 16 million American workers were collecting unemployment insurance with another 4 million filing claims the following week.

Connecticut's economy has also been affected by the health crisis and the shutdowns and has seen a large increase in unemployment claims and will clearly suffer a recession along with the nation. What we don't know (what no one knows) is how long it will last. Therefore, we are presenting below our previously-completed short term projections for employment in the 2nd quarter of 2021. This represents a "best case" scenario - that while severe, the recession will be short and the national and Connecticut economies will bounce back early next year so that by next summer we'll be back on track. We will then discuss the risks to this outlook which are, unfortunately, all on the downside.

CONNECTICUT EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS 2019-2021
In February 2020, the Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research projected that Connecticut's overall employment increase by 0.4% from 2019Q2 to 2021Q2. Employment was projected to increase in Connecticut from 1,815,649 to 1,822,595 with Health Care, Transportation & Warehousing, and Social Assistance adding the most jobs.

The projected two year employment growth of 6,950 jobs is comparable to many northeast states. Almost every other New England state had projected growth of 1.5% or less. Massachusetts' 2.3% projected two-year growth differentiates it from the rest of the region and is driven in large part by its Boston metropolitan area. Additionally, neighboring New York projected 2.0% growth through 2021. [ read more ]  

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April 30th Business Employment Dynamics 3Q2019
From July 2019 to September 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 79,052, a decrease of 3,485 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 82,328, a decrease of 1,292 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the third quarter of 2019, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of 3,276 jobs in the private sector. This third quarter net loss differs from the 5,340 third quarter net loss experienced a year before in 2018.

From 2004 to 2007, annual average net employment change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. Annual average net change has been positive from 2010 onward and was 1,697 jobs in 2018.

3Q2019 Connecticut Business Employment Dynamics PDF 2Q 2019
April 29th Weekly Connecticut Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims
Breaks down unemployment claims by age, industry, gender and town can offer valuable insight for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 24th April 18, 2020 Extra Issue #4 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 18, 2020, there were 3,764 new ads. This weekly level is down 2.3% from the week ending 4/11/20 and down 42.1% over 4 weeks.

This top line decline was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (-195 new ads or -19%) and Transportation and Warehousing (-162 new ads or -78%). The major industries with the largest 1-week percent increases were Construction (+16 new ads or 73%) and Real Estate, Rental, and Leasing (+15 new ads or +65%). The industry with the largest weekly change was Manufacturing (+103 new ads or 49%).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 17th April 11, 2020 Extra Issue #3 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 11, 2020, there were 3,764 new ads. This weekly level is down 19% from the week ending 4/4/20 and down 28% over 4 weeks.

The industries with the largest 1-week percent increases were Transportation and Warehousing (+132 new ads or 171%) and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+18 new ads or +8%). The industry with more new job ads over a four-week period was Transportation and Warehousing (+47 new ads or 29%).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 13th April 4, 2020 Extra Issue #2 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 4, 2020, there were 4,638 new ads. This weekly level is down 7% from the week ending 3/28/20 and down 43% over 4 weeks. The major industries with the largest 1-week percent increases were Public Administration (+101 new ads or 95%), Educational Services (+38 new ads or +44%), and Information (+23 new ads or +34%). The only industry with more new job ads over a four week period was Public Administration.

In recent months, the pandemic Coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused significant social and economic implications throughout the world. This HWOL report includes new weekly job ads to illustrate how Covid-19 has impacted Connecticut in the short term and highlight recent job postings in the weeks since the virus disrupted both the economy and labor markets.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 6th Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.
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April 6th March 28, 2020 Extra #1 Issue Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 28, 2020, there were 4,969 new ads, the lowest weekly level this year. By industry, Health Care and Social Assistance had large new job ad growth over the week, up 8% (109 more new job ads than last week). That industry is up 39% over 4 weeks. Every other large industry had fewer new job ads during the most recent week than they had four weeks prior.

Most other major sectors were down over the week, industries that had heavy Covid-related closures had large declines in total new job ads. The largest job ad declines were in Retail Trade ( -188 new ads or -30%), Accommodation & Food Service (-180 new ads or -65%), and Educational Services (-179 new ads or -67%).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 6th April 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
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April 6th Connecticut Exports Down in 2019 But Still Above 2017 - April 2020 Economic Digest article #1
To assess Connecticut's export status, The Connecticut Economic Digest conducts an annual review of the state's export performance. A review of the state's 2019 export position follows.

National
Two notable events impacted trade in 2019: the Boeing 737 Max production shutdown and tariffs. Boeing is the largest U.S. exporter, and commercial aircraft is the biggest U.S. commodity export. The 737 Max, which went from slowed production to complete suspension, continues to have ripple effects. Not only did the biggest supplier to Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, lay off 2,800 people, but the suspension will have likely ramifications on industrial production, trade, GDP, the aerospace supply chain and delivery of parts and inventory.

U.S.-China trade friction dominated the headlines for a good part of 2019. The back and forth imposition of tariffs clearly impacted certain sectors. After a long period of negotiation, Phase I of the Economic and Trade Agreement between the U.S. and China was signed in January 2020.

It should be noted that while news of the COVID-19 coronavirus began to circulate in late 2019, its impact is expected to be reflected in 2020 data. [ read more ]  

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April 6th Disability and Employment - April 2020 Economic Digest article #2
As the private-sector labor market has recovered more jobs than it lost in the 2008-2010 recession, people with disabilities, who comprise five percent of the state workforce, continue integrating with the labor market. This article takes a brief look at the economic geography of people with disabilities showing where they live, the economic sectors in which they work, and how their earnings compare with those of their non-disabled peers. Programs and services that provide opportunities for people with disabilities to attach to the labor force and retain employment are briefly discussed as well.

Population and Geography
The US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 2017 five-year average statistics show that 3.43% of working people with disabilities have one or more disabilities. This includes 0.71% of the employed work force with a vision impairment or legal blindness. About 86% of people with disabilities have a physical impairment including hearing loss or an ambulatory disability. People with one or more disabilities have self-care difficulties (6.5% of disabled workers), independent living difficulty (16.7%), or cognitive difficulty (33.1%).

ACS data show that 26.2% of Connecticut residents with disabilities call Hartford County home while 22.9% reside in Fairfield County, and 23.2% live in New Haven County. The distribution of these residents is shown on the map (above) with the working age population ratio they represent. About three-fourths (72.3%) of this population lives in counties with robust public transit close to vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. Though it is home to a pair of cities-New London and Norwich-New London County's access to public benefits is compromised by inadequate public transportation for the 9.11% of state residents with disabilities living there. Reaching out to the 5.9%, 3.6%, and 3.9% of disabled persons in rural Litchfield, Tolland, and Windham Counties is a challenge given those counties' paucity of public transit. The transit-supply challenge in suburban Middlesex County with 4.8% people with disabilities is less one of supply than distance. [ read more ]  

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March 23th March 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
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March 23th Connecticut's Overall Economy Sends Mixed Signals in 2019 - Mar 2020 Economic Digest article
Employment fell in Connecticut for the first time since 2010 and the overall economy weakened in 2019. After having increased for eight straight years, the revised annual average total nonfarm employment fell slightly last year, although the unemployment rate continued to fall since 2011. While real personal income continued to increase for the last six years, the value of the annual diffusion index of 58 state economic indicators dropped to the lowest level since 2010, indicating a slowing but still positive level of growth.

Nonfarm Employment
After our latest annual revision (based on annual average, not seasonally adjusted data), in 2019 Connecticut actually lost employment for the first time since 2010 (-3,300 jobs, -0.2%). In 2018, 2,600 jobs were created (+0.2%). By contrast, employment grew much faster in the nation (1.6% in 2018 and 1.4% in 2019). Employment growth appears to be slowing nationally and in our neighbor states partially due to very low unemployment rates.

The past three years of Connecticut's employment recovery has been the slowest of the last eight years. In fact, the current 2010-2020 monthly job recovery rate has been trending downward, averaging below 0.1 percent throughout most of the 120-month employment recovery period to date. In contrast, the 2003-2008 recovery period showed a rising recovery rate, and during the 1993-2000 period, the monthly job growth rate rose steadily, increasing above the 0.1 percent threshold in later years of its employment recovery. Slowing growth rates should be expected this long into a recovery.[ read more ]  

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March 5th 3Q2019 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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February 19th Business Sectors: December 2019 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
The levels, changes from the previous period and year-to-year changes of Housing Permits give not only a reading of the State’s construction sector, but also of the financial sector, particularly in terms of mortgage-lending activity, and ultimately, consumer spending on durable goods and services related to the purchase of a new house. Air Cargo Tons (Discontinued Sept 2014) and the value of Connecticut Exports (collected quarterly before 2004) gauges the ability of Connecticut businesses to compete in the world market. The Connecticut Manufacturing Production Index (CMPI) and Average Manufacturing Weekly Hours (AMWH) provide a measure of the State’s manufacturing activity, while the strength of the entertainment and tourism sectors is reflected in the Gaming Slots Revenues, Major Attraction Visitors (Discontinued Sept 2014) Air Passenger Count.
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February 19th Business Trends:2001-2019 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
The health of the business sector will affect, among other things, the ability of firms to hire workers and, particularly in regard to businesses selling their goods and services outside the State, the ability to increase the State’s income through exports. There are several indicators that provide a picture of the business sector's vital signs. The levels, changes from the previous period and year-to-year changes of Housing Permits give not only a reading of the State’s construction sector, but also of the financial sector, particularly in terms of mortgage-lending activity, and ultimately, consumer spending on durable goods and services related to the purchase of a new house. Air Cargo Tons (Discontinued Sept 2014) and the value of Connecticut Exports (collected quarterly before 2004) gauges the ability of Connecticut businesses to compete in the world market. The Connecticut Manufacturing Production Index (CMPI) and Average Manufacturing Weekly Hours (AMWH) provide a measure of the State’s manufacturing activity, while the strength of the entertainment and tourism sectors is reflected in the Gaming Slots Revenues, Major Attraction Visitors (Discontinued December 2018) and Air Passenger Count.
December 2019 CT Economic Business Trends (PDF) 2001-Current
February 19th Business Sector Scorecard History
Historical economic scorecard results for the last decade, includes all yearly numbers for eight business indicators.
2001-2019 Business Sector Scorecard History (PDF) 2001-Current
February 19th Consumer Sectors: December 2019 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
Levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, of Quarterly Personal Income, and Quarterly Wages and Salaries, and in the Prime Rate and Conventional Mortgage Rates. Their willingness is reflected in their actual behavior. That is, are they actually making purchases? The most timely indicator that sends a signal about actual consumer behavior, at the state level, is Sales Tax Revenue activity.
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February 19th Consumer Trends:2001-2019 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
Critical to the health of the National and State economies is the ability of consumers to buy the goods and services being offered for sale by businesses. In turn, consumer demand is predicated on the willingness and ability of buyers to make purchases. Signals on consumers’ ability to buy are usually found in the levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, of Quarterly Personal Income, and Quarterly Wages and Salaries, and in the Prime Rate and Conventional Mortgage Rates. Their willingness is reflected in their actual behavior. That is, are they actually making purchases? The most timely indicator that sends a signal about actual consumer behavior, at the state level, is Sales Tax Revenue activity.
December 2019 CT Economic Consumer Trends (PDF) 2001-Current
February 19th Consumer Sector Scorecard History
Historical economic scorecard results for the last decade, includes all yearly numbers for five consumer indicators.
2001-2019 Consumer Sector Scorecard History (PDF) 2001-Current
February 14th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 4Q2019
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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February 3rd February 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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February 3rd Connecticut's 2018 Work-Related Fatalities - Above Annual Average - Feb 2020 Economic Digest article
Connecticut lost 48 lives to work injuries in 2018, for a rate of 2.8 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. An increase from 2017's count of 35, it is higher than Connecticut's annual average of 39 work-related deaths.

The nation lost 5,250 lives to workplace injuries in 2018, an increase from 2017's 5,147 deaths. However, the fatal injury rate remained unchanged from 2017 - 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. The highest loss was seen in Texas with 488 deaths, followed by California with 422 deaths and Florida with 332 deaths. High rates were recorded in Wyoming (11.5) and Alaska (9.9). Delaware recorded both the lowest loss and the lowest rate with 7 deaths and a rate of 1.6.

Industry
Nationally, the construction industry recorded the highest number of deaths at 1,008, followed by transportation and warehousing with 874 deaths. The highest rate by industry was seen in truck transportation, with 28.3 deaths per 100,000 full time equivalent workers.

With 13 deaths, the construction industry had the highest number of deaths in Connecticut, accounting for 27.1 percent of 2018's deaths. Administration and support and waste management and remediation services came in second with 12 deaths, accounting for 25.0 percent of total deaths. With an overall rate of 2.8, Connecticut saw a rate of 10.9 in construction, 10.2 in transportation and utilities, and 5.4 in professional and business services. Rates for other industry sectors did not meet publishing criteria. The government sector recorded 2 deaths. [ read more ]  

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January 31st Business Employment Dynamics 2Q2019
From May 2019 to June 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 82,537, an increase of 8,038 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 83,630, an increase of 2,187 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the second quarter of 2019, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of 1,083 jobs in the private sector. This second quarter net loss differs from the 9,677 second quarter net gain experienced a year before in 2018.

From 2004 to 2007, annual average net employment change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. Annual average net change has been positive from 2010 onward and was 1,697 jobs in 2018.

2Q2019 Connecticut Business Employment Dynamics PDF 2Q 2019
January 16th 2020 Labor Market Information for the State of Connecticut Calendar of Events
2020 Labor Market Information for the State of Connecticut release dates including the Connecticut Economic Digests, CPI, Labor Situations, LAUS, LMI At-A-Glances, Business Employment Dynamics, Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans, Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media, Connecticut Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL).
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January 6th January 2020 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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January 6th 2020 Economic Outlook: Steady Growth Globally, Slower Growth Yet Positive Potential for Connecticut - Jan 2020 Economic Digest article
Global and U.S. Overview
The global economy slowed somewhat in 2019 with growth anticipated to be approximately 3.0 percent - the slowest pace since the global financial crisis. There is expected to be a slight uptick in growth in 2020 to 3.4 percent, yet still below the 2017 level of 3.6 percent.

Several countries will follow the overall global economic trend with slightly higher growth rates in 2020, including Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada. Other countries, such as the United States, Spain, Japan, and China, are expected to continue to soften.

There are several factors contributing to this economic deceleration, including prolonged trade tensions; macroeconomic strains in several emerging markets; and structural factors, such as low productivity growth and aging demographics in advanced economies.

In the United States, part of the slowdown is due to the end of the temporary boost from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but 2020 growth is also expected to be weaker due to prolonged uncertainty regarding trade and higher tariffs, which has led to decreased investment. These factors are having a particularly heavy impact on manufacturing, while services are faring better. [ read more ]  

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December 2nd December 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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December 2nd Examining the composition of Connecticut's employment by demographics and firm size - December 2019 Economic Digest article #1(PDF)
Connecticut employment has been growing since the end of the great recession nearly a decade ago. In recent years, industries such as manufacturing, health care, and warehousing have driven overall growth. In addition, there have been other important trends in Connecticut's labor market. For example, in the ten year period from 2007 to 2017, employment at private firms in Connecticut has gotten older, less male, and less white. At the same time, the share with a Bachelor's degree or more has fallen. Employment in firms with 500 or more employees has increased while employment at smaller firms has fallen.

DEMOGRAPHICS OF EMPLOYMENT CHANGE
Private sector job growth was quite modest from 2007 to 2017, a period that spanned the great recession. However, the number of workers aged 55 and over increased 37% in that ten year period. The portion aged 55 and over increased from less than 20% to more than 25% of all workers. The number of workers aged 25 to 54 declined as the last of the baby boom aged into the 55 and over group while the number under age 25 declined due to lower birthrates in recent decades and a drop in labor force participation for those aged 16 to 18.

Looking at other demographic factors, in each of the past two decades, the number of males employed has decreased slightly while the number of females increased a bit. By 2017 the number of females employed slightly outnumbered the number of males employed in private sector payroll jobs. At the same time, the number of white and not Hispanic or Latino workers has declined while all other groups have seen increases with Black or African-American employment up 18% and employment of Hispanic or Latino workers up 28% in the ten years from 2007 to 2017. [ read more ]  

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November 26th 2Q2019 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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November 22nd Connecticut's Short-Term Employment Outlook 2018-2020
The outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut economies for 2018 - 2020, which is prepared by the Office of Research, Connecticut Labor Department (CTDOL). After review by a panel of economists from academia, business, non-profits, and government, the U.S. and Connecticut outlooks are revised, updated, and then used as the basis for setting the assumptions for the next round of Short-Term Connecticut, Industry-Employment Forecasts.
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November 14th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 3Q2019
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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November 12th Connecticut STEM and Manufacturing Jobs
The Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research has prepared "Connecticut STEM and Manufacturing Jobs" for people who want to find work in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations and manufacturing jobs.

This publication contains information about STEM occupations, earnings, educational requirements, and job prospects. There are also suggestions on how to prepare for a STEM career and where to find more information.

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November 12th Connecticut Career Paths
Your personal guide to career decision-making. This publication is created to provide you the information about the skills and training to prepare yourself for a successful career in one of over 360 occupations in the state.

The 56-page guide is well organized for quick references that include the locations and contact information for the American Job Centers, Labor Department's Job Bank-CTHires.com, Career and Educational Resources, and Government Resources in Connecticut. Articles in the guide also provide information on advanced manufacturing, apprenticeship, core components of student success plans, employment of minors, résumé design basics, and steps to become a teacher. It also contains data on more than 360 occupations in the state, including narrative descriptions, number of individuals currently employed, annual job openings, salary information, required training and basic skills sought by employers.

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November 1st November 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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November 1st State Economic Indexes Improve Further in 2018 - November 2019 Economic Digest article #1(PDF)
Connecticut's economic performance last year was the best in terms of ranking in eight years. After annual revisions, Connecticut ranked 37th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) in the State Economic Indexes (SEI) in 2018, up from the 38th position in 2017.

For the first time, South Carolina came in first in the nation with the highest index of 171.3 last year, while Alaska continued to place last (109.4). Colorado, which had ranked number one for three years in a row, fell to 13th place in 2018. Our state's index of 136.9 was below the nationwide value of 148.0.

SEI: Methodology
Applying the same components and methodology of the Connecticut Town Economic Indexes (See October 2019 issue), the Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research also developed the State Economic Indexes for all 50 states and DC. With recently available annual average data from the Quarterly Census Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, along with the revised annual average unemployment rate from Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), annual SEI is reestimated for the 2010-2018 period.

These indexes provide a measure of the overall economic strength of each state that can be compared and ranked. Four annual average state economic indicators were used as components: 1. the number of the total covered business establishments, 2. total covered employment, 3. real covered wages, and 4. the unemployment rate. [ read more ]  

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October 30th Business Employment Dynamics 1Q2019
From January 2019 to March 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 74,499, a decrease of 1,569 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 81,433, an increase of 9,979 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the first quarter of 2019, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of 6,934 jobs in the private sector. This first quarter net loss is 4,772 jobs greater than the net less a year before.

From 2004 to 2007, annual average net employment change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. In 2018, annual average net change was 1,697 jobs.

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October 30th 2019 Connecticut Career Paths
Your personal guide to career decision-making. This publication is created to provide you the information about the skills and training to prepare yourself for a successful career in one of over 360 occupations in the state.

The 56-page guide is well organized for quick references that include the locations and contact information for the American Job Centers, Labor Department's Job Bank-CTHires.com, Career and Educational Resources, and Government Resources in Connecticut. Articles in the guide also provide information on advanced manufacturing, apprenticeship, core components of student success plans, employment of minors, résumé design basics, and steps to become a teacher. It also contains data on more than 360 occupations in the state, including narrative descriptions, number of individuals currently employed, annual job openings, salary information, required training and basic skills sought by employers.

Connecticut Career Paths: 2019 (PDF)

CT DOL Connecticut Career Paths Press release

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October 1st October 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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October 1st Connecticut Town Economic Indexes Rose Higher in 2018 - October 2019 Economic Digest article
Connecticut's overall economy bounced back strongly in 2018 after having slowed down in 2016 and 2017, based on the index performances of cities and towns. The indexes give a broad measure of business and resident economic well-being of each town, allowing comparisons among them.

The CTEI Methodology
The Connecticut Town Economic Indexes (CTEI) were introduced four years ago and are released annually. The Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research developed the composite indexes of all 169 municipalities in the state to measure each town or city's overall economic health, which then can be ranked and compared to others to gain perspective. Four annual average town economic indicators were used as components, which are total covered business establishments, total covered employment, inflation-adjusted covered annual average wages, and the unemployment rate.

Establishments are the physical work units located in the municipality. Employment is the number of employees on payroll in the establishments that are located in the town. Wages are the aggregate payroll pay divided by the total average employment. These three measures come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program and include all those who are covered under the unemployment insurance law, thus capturing nearly 100 percent of all the employees in each town. [ read more ]

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October 4th October 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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October 4th 2018 Housing Market in Review - October 2019 Economic Digest article #1
Connecticut's housing market experienced growth in 2018 with many economic indicators posting gains over the prior year. In this annual review, we will examine the state's housing industry from the permits, sales and price perspectives.

Housing Production
According to data released by the Bureau of the Census, cities and towns in Connecticut authorized a total of 4,815 single and multifamily homes with a total valuation of $1.112 billion in 2018. This level of production represents a 5.9% increase compared to 4,547 in 2017, and a 12.5% decrease compared to 5,504 in 2016.

New Haven County regained the lead in the number of permit authorizations since 2010, with the largest share (24.2%) in 2018, followed by Hartford County (23.6%) and Fairfield County (22.8%). Litchfield County had the smallest share (2.6%). [ read more ]

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October 4th Redevelopment for Workforce Housing - October 2019 Economic Digest article #2
The vision of Connecticut as a prosperous, inviting, and invigorating place to live, work, and play is brought to life by plans, places, and the networks that connect them. The most recent annual gathering of southern New England's land use planners, economic development professionals, and scholars featured ideas, plans, and projects of great place making. Place making is fundamental to bringing growth and prosperity that business, government, and education leaders speak about when they talk of making Connecticut competitive with its neighbors. [ read more ]
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August 19th 2019 Connecticut Career Paths
Your personal guide to career decision-making. This publication is created to provide you the information about the skills and training to prepare yourself for a successful career in one of over 360 occupations in the state.

The 56-page guide is well organized for quick references that include the locations and contact information for the American Job Centers, Labor Department's Job Bank-CTHires.com, Career and Educational Resources, and Government Resources in Connecticut. Articles in the guide also provide information on advanced manufacturing, apprenticeship, core components of student success plans, employment of minors, résumé design basics, and steps to become a teacher. It also contains data on more than 360 occupations in the state, including narrative descriptions, number of individuals currently employed, annual job openings, salary information, required training and basic skills sought by employers.

Connecticut Career Paths: 2019 (PDF)

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August 16th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 2Q2019
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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August 12th 1Q2019 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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August 1st August 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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August 1st Covered Employment and Wages: A 2018 Annual Review - August 2019 Economic Digest article
According to the most recent data published by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, the number of jobs in Connecticut increased by 0.2 percent during 2018. Connecticut continues to show slow but steady employment growth since the Great Recession. Total private industry employment, constituting 86.4 percent of the state's employment total, increased by 0.4 percent. Total government employment decreased by 1.1 percent year-over-year.

Average annual wages for all Connecticut jobs increased by 1.6 percent, to $67,744, an improvement on the increase in 2017. In 2018, private sector wages increased by 1.5 percent to $68,305; government wages increased 2.4 percent to $64,126.

The number of business establishments continued their expansion, with a new total of 122,067, an increase of 2.0 percent over 2017. Total private establishments represented the entirety of the increase, reaching 118,727 in 2018. Government worksites decreased 1.0 percent in the state, from 3,374 in 2017 to 3,340 in 2018.

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July 24th Business Employment Dynamics 4Q2018
From October 2018 to December 2018, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 76,397, an increase of 1,318 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 71,220, a decrease of 9,093 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the fourth quarter of 2018, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 5,177 jobs in the private sector. This fourth quarter net gain is 4,096 jobs more than the net gain a year before.

From 2004 to 2007, annual average net employment change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. In 2018, annual average net change was 2,302 jobs.

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July 22nd 2018 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages (Statewide / County / LMA / WDA / Town)
Employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program.(three digit government data added)
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July 22nd 2018 Worksites by Size Class
Worksites is a count of firms, excluding government, that have only one location, plus a count of each location of firms that have operations in more than one location. The sum of the substate areas is less than the statewide total because some multi-location firms and others that don't have a physical location are coded as statewide and therefore have no substate area designation.
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July 8th Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics by State / LMA / WDA - 2019
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2019 (xlsx) 1Q 2019
July 8th State of Connecticut NAICS Industry - Occupational Employment and Wages (OEWS)- 2019
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2019 (xlsx) 1Q 2019
July 8th July 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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July 8th A Look at the Age Composition of Connecticut's Industries. - July 2019 Economic Digest article #1
The May 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest outlined top-line trends in Connecticut population, labor force participation, and employment to population ratios. As noted, overall labor force participation and employment to population ratios are up since the lows of 8 to 10 years ago. During this period, the median age in Connecticut increased to 40.9 by 2017, the 6th highest in the country. As the age composition of the overall Connecticut population changes, so Does the labor force. All industries are affected by population changes but some are facing particular challenges as a larger proportion of the workforce is nearing retirement age. [ read more ]    
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July 8th The Higher Education / Workforce Report. - July 2019 Economic Digest article #2
Most graduates of Connecticut's public colleges and universities work in Connecticut. Graduates from the wide range of programs are working in nearly every industry in our state. Shortly after leaving college, many graduates are employed in retail and food service. However, as time passes they are more likely to move to other industries such as manufacturing and health care. Average wages rise significantly in the years following graduation. [ read more ]    
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June 3rd June 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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June 3rd The Growing Brewery Industry Employment Trend in Connecticut. - June 2019 Economic Digest article #1
The craft beer industry, consisting of microbreweries, brewpubs, regional craft breweries, and contract brewing companies, has really established its calling in America over the last ten years. Overall total brewery employment in the U.S. (NAICS* code 31212), which also includes the large brand-name breweries, has grown from under 25,000 in the first quarter of 2010 to 81,180 in October 2019. This exciting brewery job growth is clearly being led by the craft beer industry portion. In Connecticut, with no large commercial breweries and mainly consisting of the craft beer industry segment, employment has grown from less than 15 in the first quarter of 2010 to close to 800 in December 2019 (780 jobs from 63 establishments). Notice the hockey stick or boomerang-like job growth since coming out the Great Financial Crisis shown in the chart. [ read more ]    
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June 3rd 2018 Unemployment Rate by Town. - June 2019 Economic Digest article #2
In 2018, the annual average statewide unemployment rate was 4.1%, down from 4.7% in 2017. For the eighth year, most municipalities experienced a decline in their unemployment rate, even more than fell in 2017.

2017 to 2018
Of 169 cities and towns in the state, the unemployment rate fell in 165, rose in 1, while 3 were unchanged in 2018. On the other hand, 152 were down, 11 were up, and 6 remained the same in 2017. Washington had the lowest unemployment rate of 2.4%, while the residents of Hartford experienced the highest rate of 7.0% last year (see table on page 3 for the complete town data). Overall, a total of 130 cities and towns had jobless rates below the 2018 statewide figure of 4.1%, 33 had rates above it, and six had rates equal to it. By comparison, 122 cities and towns had rates below the 2017 statewide average of 4.7%, 37 above it, and 10 were the same. [ read more ]    

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May 15th 4Q2018 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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May 17th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 1Q2019
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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May 1st May 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
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May 1st Connecticut Projected to Add Jobs Through 2020 - May 2019 Economic Digest article

Connecticut has many strengths, including its highly-educated workforce, growth of high-paying fields such as manufacturing, a high concentration of world-class universities, and its comparative affordability to highcost major metropolitan areas in neighboring states. However, job growth has been slower than the nation as a whole, and slower than in our neighbor states.

Connecticut is projected to continue to add jobs over the next two years with many of the trends observed over the past two years continuing through 2020. Connecticut's overall economy improved in 2018 (see the March 2019 Digest) with the eighth consecutive year of employment growth. Even though the past two years had the slowest growth since the end of the recession, Connecticut's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2002, while the employment to population ratio hit a ten year high with the labor force participation rate at its highest level in eight years.

The unemployment rate is low despite slow job growth because our working-age population has also increased at a slower pace - up 5.2% over ten years compared to a 9.9% increase nationally. To put it simply, our slower population growth is resulting in slower employment growth. [ phone friendly article  ]  

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May 25th Business Employment Dynamics 3Q2018
From July 2018 to October 2018, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 75,079, a decrease of 7,835 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 80,313, an increase of 7,772 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the third quarter of 2018, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of 5,234 jobs in the private sector. This third quarter net loss is 1,509 jobs less than the net loss a year before.

From 2004 to 2007, annual average net employment change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. In 2017, annual average net change was 2,019 jobs. The prior two years were both below 200 jobs.

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May 5th May 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
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May 5th Connecticut Exports At Record High - May 2019 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
The dynamics of international trade is multifaceted and intertwined with geopolitics, the relative strength of the U.S. dollar, U.S. demand for imported goods, tariffs and free trade agreements (new and revised). Trade's importance as a driver of economic growth is significant, as exports contribute to economic health and job creation.

To assess Connecticut's export status, The Connecticut Economic Digest conducts an annual review of the state's export performance. A review of the state's 2018 export position follows.[ download article only ] 

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May 5th Complete Streets are Sweet - May 2019 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Because every trip begins and ends on foot, universal access to work, education, and recreation is the guiding principle that gave rise to complete streets, the design and operation of streets that are safe for all users inclusive of people with disabilities and public transit users as well as motorized and non-motorized vehicle operators. Since 2009, the Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), guided by its Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (Bike and Ped Board), is bringing safer commuting to Connecticut's cities and towns. This article illustrates some benefits attributable to complete streets along with a brief description of how ConnDOT supports municipal efforts to bring complete streets to their residents.[ download article only ] 
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March 22nd Local Area Unemployment Statistics (Benchmarked 2010 - 2018)
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.
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March 20th March 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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March 20th Connecticut's Overall Economy Improves in 2018 - March 2019 Economic Digest article

Although employment growth slowed in Connecticut, the overall economy did pick up in 2018. The revised total nonfarm employment increased for the eighth consecutive year, while the unemployment rate has been falling since 2011. Moreover, real personal income has increased for the last five years, and the value of annual diffusion index of 57 state economic indicators rose higher than in 2016 and 2017.

Nonfarm Employment
After our latest annual revision, Connecticut gained (based on annual average, not seasonally adjusted data) 1,600 jobs (+0.1%) in 2018, which was fewer than the 3,500 jobs (+0.2%) in 2017. By contrast, employment grew much faster in the nation (1.6% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018).

The past two years of Connecticut's employment recovery has been the slowest of the last eight years. In fact, the current 2010-2019 monthly job recovery rate has been trending downward, averaging below 0.1 percent throughout the most of its 107-month employment recovery so far through January 2019. In contrast, the 2003-2008 recovery period showed a rising recovery rate, and during the 1993-2000 period, the monthly job growth rate rose steadily, increasing above the 0.1 percent threshold in later years of its employment recovery. [ phone friendly article  ]  

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March 5th 3Q2018 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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February 26th State of Connecticut Career Posters - Job Journeys
For those seeking more information before making a career choice, the Labor Department's "Job Journeys" posters can serve as a valuable resource."We want every jobseeker, student, career counselor, teacher, education and training administrator and workforce professional in the state to know about our series of Job Journey posters," notes State Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby. "These colorful, at-a-glance illustrations of the jobs found in each of Connecticut's 16 career clusters include pay and education information, related jobs,and how they measure up as an ‘in-demand' career."
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February 19th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 4Q2018
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
CT Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans 4Q 2018 (PDF, 845K)
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February 1st February 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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February 1st Connecticut's 2017 Work-Related Fatalities - Below Annual Average - Feb 2019 Economic Digest article

Connecticut lost 35 lives to work injuries in 2017. An increase from 2016's count of 28, it is still below Connecticut's annual average of 39 work-related deaths. At 1.9 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, Connecticut had one of the lowest state rates. New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, all with a rate of 1.6, were the only states with lower rates. While our lower number and rate is primarily due to low employment in high-risk industries, it cannot be stressed enough that even one work-related death is one too many.

Industry
The nation lost 5,147 lives to workplace injuries in 2017. The fatal injury rate decreased to 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers from 3.6 in 2016. The highest loss was seen in Texas with 534 deaths, followed by California with 376 and New York with 313 deaths. Rhode Island recorded the lowest loss with 8 deaths. High rates were recorded in Alaska (10.2) and North Dakota (10.1).

Nationally, the construction industry recorded the highest number of deaths at 971, followed by transportation and warehousing with 882. The highest rate by industry was seen in truck transportation, with 28.0 deaths per 100,000 full time equivalent workers. [ phone friendly download ]  

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January 30th Business Employment Dynamics 2Q2018
From May 2018 to June 2018, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 82,914, an increase of 9,188 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 72,541, a decrease of 2,294 jobs from the previous quarter.

During the second quarter of 2018, difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 10,373 jobs in the private sector. This is the largest second quarter net gain since 2011 and follows a first quarter net loss of 1,109 jobs.

From 2004 to 2007, annual average net employment change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. In 2017, annual average net change was 2,019 jobs. The prior two years were both below 200 jobs.

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January 3rd January 2019 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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January 3rd 2019 Economic Outlook: Steady Growth Globally, Slower Growth Yet Positive Potential for Connecticut - Jan 2019 Economic Digest article

Global and U.S. Overview
The global economy in 2019 should continue its track of steady growth since mid-2016. However, the growth has peaked in some major economies, and risks of slower growth have risen. The World Bank projects a 3.7 percent growth rate in world output for this year, which is 0.2 percentage points lower than previously forecasted.

Trends to note include:

  • U.S.: Economic growth is still strong due to the effects of federal tax cuts, but 2019 growth is expected to be weaker as a result of uncertain trade environments, including the tariff negotiation with China.
  • Europe: Affected by the ongoing Brexit negotiations, growth projections for the Euro area and the UK are also adjusted downward.
  • Emerging Markets: Anticipated higher oil prices raise the growth prospects of many energy- exporting countries, but Argentina, Brazil, Iran and Turkey are affected by downward pressures such as geopolitical uncertainty or worsening financial conditions.
  • Asia: China and several Asian economies are expected to experience weaker growth in 2019 under the shadow of the recent trade disputes.

Across the world, the stagnant growth in working-age population and labor productivity foreshadows a more limited potential for long-term global economic growth. Coupled with fading monetary stimulation, the growth in most advanced economies is likely to decline to a rate slower than the average level before the global financial crisis in 2008.[ phone friendly download ] 

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December 3th December 2018 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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December 3th Are Gig Jobs Transforming the Labor Markets? - December 2018 Economic Digest article #1(PDF)
Many believe that the economy and particularly the labor markets are being transformed because of the ability to order everything from a ride to a home repair via a smartphone app. Headlines such as "The gig economy workforce will double in four years" and academic papers with titles such as "The Rise and Nature of Alternative Work Arrangements in the United States" have promoted this idea. Others have raised doubts. A recent New York Times story stated, "You can see the gig economy everywhere but in the statistics" while the Conference Board recently issued a report titled "Contrary to the Hype-Real Trends in Nontraditional Work" which stated "in 2017, the share of nontraditional workers was no different than it was 20 years ago." The data do not show a clear picture. [ download article only ] 
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December 3th Is a Job Shortage Becoming a Labor Shortage? - December 2018 Economic Digest article #2(PDF)
The total count of job openings exceeded the total number of unemployed workers in the U.S. for the first time on record. As of October 2018 there were more than seven million job openings compared to six million unemployed. While there is no equivalent state level statistic for job openings, there is evidence that Connecticut is experiencing a similar trend with a falling unemployment rate and a large number of job postings. Further examination of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) coupled with additional data sources such as the jobs postings available from Help Wanted Online (HWOL) can contextualize the labor market and explain how the Connecticut economy is doing. [ download article only ] 
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November 28th 2Q2018 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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November 16th Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 3Q2018
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
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November 8th Business Employment Dynamics 1Q2018
From January 2018 to March 2018, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 73,726 a decrease of 2,499 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 74,835, an increase of 2,231 jobs from the previous quarter.

The difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of 1,109 jobs in the private sector during the first quarter of 2018. This follows a first quarter net gain of 1,081 jobs.

From 2004 to 2007, four quarter average net change was between 1,534 and 4,190 jobs. It fell precipitously to a series low of -15,445 jobs in 2009 and was up to 2,608 the following year. In 2018, four quarter average net change was 2,825 jobs. The prior two years were both below 200 jobs.

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November 1st November 2018 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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November 1st 2017 State Economic Indexes - November 2018 Economic Digest article #1(PDF)

For the third year in a row, Colorado came in first in the nation with the highest index of 165.7 last year, while Alaska ranked last (105.9). Our state's index of 128.7 was below the nationwide value of 139.1.

SEI: Methodology
Applying the same components and methodology of the Connecticut Town Economic Indexes (See October 2018 issue), the Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research also developed the State Economic Indexes for all 50 states and DC. With recently available annual average data from the Quarterly Census Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, along with the revised annual average unemployment rate from Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), annual SEI is reestimated for the 2010-2017 period.

These indexes provide a measure of the overall economic strength of each state that can be compared and ranked. Four annual average state economic indicators were used as components: 1. the number of the total covered business establishments, 2. total covered employment, 3. real covered wages, and 4. the unemployment rate. [ read more ]  

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October 3rd October 2018 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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October 3rd 2017 Connecticut Town Economic Indexes - October 2018 Economic Digest article #1(PDF)
Connecticut experienced continued overall economic improvement in 2017, based on the index performances of cities and towns. The indexes on page 3 give a broad measure of business and resident economic well-being of each town, allowing comparisons among them.

The CTEI Methodology
The Connecticut Town Economic Indexes (CTEI) were introduced three years ago and are released annually. The Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research developed the composite indexes of all 169 municipalities in the state to measure each town or city's overall economic health, which then can be ranked and compared to others to gain perspective. Four annual average town economic indicators were used as components, which are total covered business establishments, total covered employment, inflation-adjusted covered annual average wages, and the unemployment rate.

Establishments are the physical work units located in the municipality. Employment is the number of employees on payroll in the establishments that are located in the town. Wages are the aggregate payroll pay divided by the total average employment. These three measures come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program and include all those who are covered under the unemployment insurance law, thus capturing nearly 100 percent of all the employees in each town. [ read more ]  

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October 2018 Digest article #1 (PDF)
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October 4th State of Connecticut Occupational Projections: 2016 - 2026
Every two years, the State of Connecticut's Department of Labor Office of Research economists create ten year industry employment forecasts. We examine historical trends and other people's forecasts to help project Connecticut's employment changes between 2016 and 2026. These forecasts are used in conjunction with occupational forecasts to help students decide on careers, schools decide on training programs, businesses decide on strategic plans, and governments decide on budgets and services.
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October 4th State of Connecticut Projections by Major Groups: 2016 - 2026
You can find detailed job descriptions for all occupations, number employed in the base year and the projected year, total job openings, openings by growth, occupations in demand, Connecticut occupational employment and wages, minimum education required plus: Search for training courses available in Connecticut using our Education & Training in Connecticut ©, Search employer information ~ data provided by InfoGroup ®, Connecticut job search using CareerOneStop © sponsored by the U.S. DOL ETA
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October 4th State of Connecticut Industry Projections: 2016 - 2026
Current and Projected Employment by Industry.
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October 4th October 2018 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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October 4th Covered Employment and Wages: A 2017 Annual Review - October 2018 Economic Digest article #1(PDF)
Connecticut's employment is projected to increase by more than 110,000 jobs over the ten-year period ending in 2026. This 5.9% increase is a bit slower than the 7.4% projected for the U.S., but both state and national projections assume full employment in 2026. With the unemployment rate currently low, total job growth is limited by growth in the population/labor force. Every two years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics produces 10 year projections of the U.S. labor force and employment by industry and occupation. The latest projections are for the period 2016 to 2026. This process is replicated at the state level to produce projections that provide a detailed overview of the expected direction of labor markets in Connecticut.

U.S. Labor Force
The overall U.S. labor force is projected to increase by 10.5 million workers from 2016 to 2026 (a 0.6% annualized growth rate) with increases of 4.5 million men and nearly 6 million women. The labor force is projected to be older and more diverse. The number of white non-Hispanics in the labor force is projected to decline by 2.5 million, while the number of workers of Hispanic origin is projected to increase by over 8 million. The number of Black or African-American workers will be up by 1.9 million and the number of Asian workers up by 2.6 million. The number of workers aged 55 and over is projected to increase by 6.4 million, while those aged 25 to 54 will increase by 5.4 million. The number of workers under age 25 is expected to decrease by 1.3 million. [ download article only ] 

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August 15th
Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 2Q2018
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its eight counties. The data presented are designed to meet the requirements of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) and/or the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) for companies, State agencies, and municipalities that submit an Affirmative Action Plan. Includes statewide and county estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities.
CT Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans 2Q 2018 (PDF, 546K)
2Q 2018 Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Excel
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1Q2018 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WDA)
The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program with three digit government data added. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut, Labor Market and Workforce Development Areas.
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August 10th State of Connecticut NAICS Industry - Occupational Employment and Wages (OEWS)- 2018
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2018 (xlsx) 1Q 2018
August 9th Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics by State / LMA / WDA - 2018
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics - 2018 (xlsx) 1Q 2018

August 8th
Legislative Report Card
These tables and charts show the employment and compensation experience of students who graduated from our 18 public colleges during the 2015-16 school year. The report also provides a summary of employment by industry sector and college degree program for the graduates of each system of education.
  • Overall, 67 percent of the 22,027 graduates of Connecticut's public colleges and universities were found to be working in Connecticut seven to nine months after graduation in a wide variety of industry sectors, including educational services, health care, professional and technical services, manufacturing and retail trade.

  • A majority of participants in the DOL programs entered employment and a vast majority of those retained employment for six months. On average, those who entered employment saw significant increases in weekly wages.

It is extremely important to note that all the data and analyses provided in the report reflect employment in Connecticut only, and exclude self-employment and federal employment. Some graduates not found to be working in Connecticut may have found employment in other states or may be continuing their education (i.e. attending graduate school). Data on employment in other states, the federal government, and self-employment are not available for this analysis.
August 1st August 2018 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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August 1st Covered Employment and Wages: A 2017 Annual Review - August 2018 Economic Digest article #1(PDF)
According to the most recent Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program, the number of jobs in Connecticut increased by 0.2 percent during 2017.1 This is now the seventh consecutive year of employment growth since the Great Recession. Total private industry employment, constituting 86.4 percent of the state's employment total, increased by 0.5 percent. Total government employment decreased by 1.6 percent year-over-year.

Average annual wages for all Connecticut jobs increased by 1.2 percent, to $66,648, double the increase in 2016. In 2017, private sector wages increased by 1.0 percent to $67,278; government wages increased 1.9 percent to $62,648.

The number of business establishments expanded for the sixth consecutive year, with a new total of 119,669, an increase of 2.0 percent over 2016. Total private establishments represented the entirety of the increase, reaching 116,295 in 2017. Government worksites decreased 0.6 percent in the state, from 3,393 in 2016 to 3,374 in 2017. [ download article only ] 

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July 25th Business Employment Dynamics 4Q2017
From October 2017 to December 2017, gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments in Connecticut was 75,860 a decrease of 6 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments was 73,737, a decrease of 7,923 jobs from the previous quarter. The difference between gross job gains and gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 2,123 jobs in the private sector during the fourth quarter of 2017. This follows a third quarter net loss of 5,794 jobs.

Provides information on the gross number of jobs gained and lost at business establishments in Connecticut. They include estimates of the number of jobs added at opening and expanding establishments and of jobs eliminated at closing and contracting establishments. Also known as job flows, these data provide a fuller understanding of the labor market dynamics underlying net employment growth that unfold over time.

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July 5th Connecticut's Short-Term Employment Outlook 2017-2019
The outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut economies for 2017 - 2019, which is prepared by the Office of Research, Connecticut Labor Department (CTDOL). After review by a panel of economists from academia, business, non-profits, and government, the U.S. and Connecticut outlooks are revised, updated, and then used as the basis for setting the assumptions for the next round of Short-Term Connecticut, Industry-Employment Forecasts.
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July 5th July 2018 Connecticut Economic Digest
The Connecticut Economic Digest's purpose is to regularly provide users with a comprehensive source for the most current, up-to-date data available on the workforce and economy of the state, within perspectives of the region and nation.
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July 5th 2017 Housing Market in Review - July 2018 Economic Digest article #1(PDF)
Connecticut's housing sector in 2017 continued to exhibit mixed results mirroring the state's modest economic recovery. In this article, we will examine several aspects of state's housing industry including permits, sales and prices. [ download article only ] 
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July 5th What is Ailing Connecticut's Economy? Is it a City Problem? Is it a Sector Problem? - July 2018 Economic Digest article #2(PDF)
Connecticut's economic recovery from the 2007-2010 recession has lagged not only the country but also the region. Table 1 compares Connecticut's job growth and gross state product growth (GSP - a measure of goods and services produced within a region, utilized as a broad measure of economic activity) to regional states and the nation. The nation recovered jobs lost as a result of the recession by May 2014, and has since experienced job growth of 12.5%. Connecticut's job growth since the recession at 4.6% is close to Maine (5.0%) and Vermont (5.4%), but is one of the few states yet to recover all jobs lost during the recession. On GSP, Connecticut is the only state to continue losing economic activity even since the end of the recession (-3.3%). In fact, in inflation-adjusted, or real GSP terms - Connecticut's economy is at the same level it was in 2004. This lackluster economic growth has resulted in anemic revenue growth in the state, leading to years of budgetary constraints. [ download article only ] 
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June 28th 2017 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages (Statewide / County / LMA / WDA / Town)
Employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program.(three digit government data added)
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June 28th 2017 Worksites by Size Class
Worksites is a count of firms, excluding government, that have only one location, plus a count of each location of firms that have operations in more than one location. The sum of the substate areas is less than the statewide total because some multi-location firms and others that don't have a physical location are coded as statewide and therefore have no substate area designation.
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June 1st June 2018 Connecticut Economic Digest