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  Labor Market Information News - State of Connecticut Last Updated: August 19, 2014
August 2014  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
8/19/2014 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) July 2014 Consumer Price Index (PDF) July 2014
8/18/2014 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 2014 CT Labor Market Information At-A-Glance (PDF) July2014
8/15/2014 Connecticut Labor Situation
Highlights changes from both a month and a year earlier in unemployment, nonfarm employment, and changes over-the-year for manufacturing wages and hours for the State and its nine labor market areas. Other economic indicators for Connecticut, such as seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment, average weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance, the unemployment rate, and average manufacturing weekly hours, are listed by month for the entire previous year up to the current period.
July 2014 Connecticut Labor Situation PDF July 2014
8/15/2014 Labor Market Area Employment: Charts and Trends (Seasonally / Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Current employment statistics for all nine Labor Market Areas (LMAs). See the levels, changes from the previous period, helpful graphs, year-to-year changes and downloadable data for the years 1990 - 2014.
1990 - Current
8/15/2014 CES Statewide Production Workers Hours & Earnings July 2014 CES Statewide Production Workers Hours & Earnings (xls) July 2014
7/18/2014 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.
July 2014 Local Area Unemployment Towns Statistics (PDF) July 2014
8/15/2014 Workforce Sectors: July 2014 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
Levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, in the number of nonfarm jobs, Connecticut residents employed and unemployed (including the unemployment rate), the size of the labor force, and the number of those filing initial (new and additional) claims for unemployment insurance Average Weekly Initial Claims benefits.
2014 Workforce Sector Scorecard (PDF) July 2014
8/15/2014 Workforce Trends:2001-2014 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. See the levels, changes from the previous period, helpful graphs, year-to-year changes and downloadable data for the years 2001-2012.
July 2014 CT Economic Workforce Trends (PDF) 2001 - Current
8/15/2014 Workforce Sector Scorecard History
Historical economic scorecard results for the last decade, includes all yearly numbers for six workforce indicators.
2001-2014 Workforce Sector Scorecard History (PDF) 2001 - Current
8/14/2014 Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 2Q2014
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its nine labor market areas (LMAs). Includes statewide and labor market area estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities. Information on the broad occupational skills of women and minority job seekers registered with the CTWorks Career Centers can also be found here.
CT Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans 2Q 2014 (PDF, 500K) 2Q 2014
8/05/2014 Consumer Sectors: June 2014 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
Levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, of Income, Wages and Salaries, and in the Prime Rate and Conventional Mortgage Rates and the most timely indicator that sends a signal about actual consumer behavior, at the state level, is Sales-Tax Revenue activity
June 2014 CT Economic Consumer Trends (PDF) June 2014
8/05/2014 Consumer Trends:2001-2014 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 can be found in the levels, changes from the previous period, helpful graphs, year-to-year changes and downloadable data for the years 2001-2013.
June 2014 CT Economic Consumer Trends (PDF) 2001-Current
8/05/2014 Consumer Sector Scorecard History
Historical economic scorecard results for the last decade, includes all yearly numbers for five consumer indicators.
2001-2014 Consumer Sector Scorecard History (PDF) 2001-Current
8/05/2014 Business Sectors: June 2014 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
The levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, of Housing Permits, Air Cargo Tons, Exports (collected quarterly before 2004), Connecticut Manufacturing Production Index (CMPI) and Average Manufacturing Weekly Hours (AMWH), Gaming Slots Revenues, Visitors to Major Attractions, and Air Passenger Counts.
June 2014 CT Economic Business Trends (PDF) June 2014
8/05/2014 Business Trends:2001-2014 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. See the levels, changes from the previous period, helpful graphs, year-to-year changes and downloadable data for the years 2001-2014.
June 2014 CT Economic Business Trends (PDF) 2001-Current
8/05/2014 Business Sector Scorecard History
Historical economic scorecard results for the last decade, includes all yearly numbers for eight business indicators.
2001-2014 Business Sector Scorecard History (PDF) 2001-Current
8/01/2014 August 2014 Connecticut Economic Digest August 2014 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 420K) August 2014
8/01/2014 Covered Employment and Wages: A 2013 Annual Review. - August 2014 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
The number of workers in Connecticut covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI)increased by 0.7 percent during 2013, according to most recent data published from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. This increase built upon the 1.0 percent increase in both 2012 and 2011. Total private industry employment, constituting 85.7 percent of the State’s employment total [little changed from 2012’s 85.5], increased by 1.0 percent. Government employment decreased by 0.5 percent over the year.
August 2014 Digest article #1 (PDF) August 2014
8/01/2014 Occupational Profile: Mechanical Engineers. - August 2014 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Mechanical Engineers work in a variety of industries developing, building and testing mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines and other machines. Mechanical Engineers typically work in an office environment but occasionally travel into the field to inspect or fix equipment. They need at least a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree may be required for management. Mechanical Engineers must be licensed if they sell their services publicly. (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
August 2014 Digest article #2 (PDF) August 2014
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7/30/2014 Business and Employment Changes Announced in the News Media
Lists start-ups, expansions, 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.
July 2014 Connecticut Business and Employment Changes Announced in the News Media PDF July 2014
7/01/2014 July 2014 Connecticut Economic Digest July 2014 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 404K) July 2014
7/01/2014 State Housing Market Continued its Recovery in 2013 - July 2014 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
Connecticut’s housing market continued on the path to recovery in 2013 with many economic indicators posting strong gains over the prior year. In this article, we will examine the state’s housing industry and factors that led to stronger housing performance in 2013, most notably permits rising to pre-recession levels.
July 2014 Digest article #1 (PDF) July 2014
7/01/2014 75 years of state monthly nonfarm employment statistics - July 2014 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
In the beginning tate and national nonfarm industry employment statistics officially begin their time-series in 1939 just before the start of World War II. More expanded reports on state and national employment, however, were already being called for by the late 1800’s because of rapid industrialization, and during the Great Depression for more national economic planning to emerge from that lasting downturn. By 1940, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) moved to consolidate much of the work already being performed by federal statistical agencies, cooperating state research bureaus, and statistical and industrial societies for war planning purposes before WWII and began producing a national nonagricultural employment series for all 48 states, just as the US was preparing for war. This may have facilitated the redirection and awareness of industrial planning during and after the second world war across the country especially as the GI’s returned home looking for jobs – ready with pent-up demand. (Most of the state data development, firm sampling, and nonfarm employment estimation work were performed in each individual state from about 1947 until recently – 2011. States still are a big part of the process.)
July 2014 Digest article #2 (PDF) July 2014
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6/17/2014 2013 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages (Statewide / County / LMA / WIA / 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)
2013
6/17/2014 2013 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.
2013
6/17/2014 4Q2013 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
4Q2013
6/02/2014 June 2014 Connecticut Economic Digest June 2014 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 429K) June 2014
6/02/2014 Connecticut Exports: 2013 in Review - June 2014 Economic Digest article (PDF)
In April 2014, the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate (UR) fell by 0.4 percentage points, to its lowest level in five years, and the numbers for February and March were revised upward. However, after increasing in March, 806,000 left the labor force in April, making a shrinking labor force the principal reason for the declining UR. And the first estimate of U.S. GDP for 2014Q12 showed that U.S. economic growth rapidly decelerated. Many have pointed to the harsh winter weather as the principal culprit, and expect that the April jobs report indicates that the U.S. economy will bounce back in the second quarter. But is it just the weather?
June 2014 Digest (PDF) June 2014
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5/14/2014 Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 1Q2014
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its nine labor market areas (LMAs). Includes statewide and labor market area estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities. Information on the broad occupational skills of women and minority job seekers registered with the CTWorks Career Centers can also be found here.
CT Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans 1Q 2014 (PDF, 480K) 1Q 2014
5/01/2014 May 2014 Connecticut Economic Digest May 2014 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 417K) May 2014
5/01/2014 Connecticut Exports: 2013 in Review - May 2014 Economic Digest article (PDF)
The Connecticut Economic Digest last tackled the topic of part-time employment in 1997. Therein it asked “are these newly created jobs mostly part-time (1 to 34 hours), with relatively low paying wages?” The tepid post-recession recovery we are currently experiencing has many people asking those same questions again. Fortunately, data availability has improved since the 1990s and this article will highlight state-level measures of earnings and hours worked to help answer those questions about the Connecticut economy.
May 2014 Digest (PDF) May 2014
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4/01/2014 April 2014 Connecticut Economic Digest April 2014 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 404K) April 2014
4/01/2014 Connecticut Exports: 2013 in Review - April 2014 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
To assess Connecticut’s export status, The Connecticut Economic Digest conducts an annual review of the state’s export performance. Exports are a significant contributor to the state’s economy - they support and create jobs and spur economic growth. In 2013, Connecticut’s commodity exports totaled $16.47 billion, a 3.23% increase from the $15.96 billion registered in 2012. Connecticut was one of 16 states to achieve a new record for exports in 2013, which helped drive the United States to overall record-setting 2013 exports. Since the 2010 launch of President Obama’s “National Export Initiative” (NEI), the U.S. has experienced four consecutive years of record exports. Given the correlation between exports and jobs, and that 95% of potential consumers live abroad, trade expansion and increased exports are vital to economic development.
April 2014 Digest article #1 (PDF) April 2014
4/01/2014 Occupational Profile: Dentist Hygienists  - April 2014 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, take x-rays, and provide other preventative dental care. They remove tartar and plaque and apply sealants and fluorides to help protect teeth. Educating patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health is also an important part of this profession. Dental hygienists typically need an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. Bachelor’s degrees in dental hygiene are also available, but are less common. A bachelor’s or master’s degree is usually required for research, teaching, or clinical practice in public or school health programs. Every state requires dental hygienists to be licensed; requirements vary by state. Licensure requirements in most states include a degree from an accredited dental hygiene program and passing grades on written and practical examinations. 
April 2014 Digest article #2 (PDF) April 2014
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3/25/2014 3Q2013 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
3Q2013
3/25/2014 Revised 2Q2013 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
Revised 2Q2013
3/21/2014 March 2014 Connecticut Economic Digest March 2014 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 335K) March 2014
3/21/2014 2013: Another Year of Modest Economic Recovery - March 2014 Economic Digest article (PDF)
Last year was another year of modest economic recovery in Connecticut, with many economic indicators, including employment and unemployment, pointing in positive directions. After our annual revision, Connecticut gained 14,300 jobs (+0.9%) in 2013, which was essentially the same pace as in 2012. The unemployment rate fell further to 7.8%. During the March 2008-February 2010 recession, Connecticut lost 119,100 jobs, of which half are now recovered. By comparison, the nation has now regained nearly all of the jobs lost (90.1%) in its last January 2008-February 2010 employment downturn
March 2014 Digest article (PDF) March 2014
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2/11/2014 Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 4Q2013
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its nine labor market areas (LMAs). Includes statewide and labor market area estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities. Information on the broad occupational skills of women and minority job seekers registered with the CTWorks Career Centers can also be found here.
CT Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans 4Q 2013 (PDF, 605K) 4Q 2013
2/03/2014 February 2014 Connecticut Economic Digest February 2014 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 335K) February 2014
2/03/2014 A Look Back at Connecticut's (Exhausted) UI Claimants - February 2014 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
Over three and a half years since the end of the Great Recession, Connecticut’s unemployment rate remains persistently high. Nationally, long term unemployment as a share of total unemployment at 37.3% is down from its 2010 peak of 45%, but still much higher than prerecession levels. Who are these long-term unemployed? How many have returned to the job market and with what success? This article attempts to shed light on these and other questions.
February 2014 Digest article #1(PDF) February 2014
2/03/2014 Occupational Profile: Personal Financial Advisors - February 2014 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Personal financial advisors give financial advice to people. They help with investments, taxes, and insurance decisions. A bachelor’s degree is required for an entry level position, but a master’s degree and certification increases chances for advancement and a higher level of pay. While most financial advisors work out of an office, nearly 25 percent of personal financial advisors were self employed in 2010. Their schedules often involve evening or weekend meetings with clients. They may also attend conferences and conduct classes in financial planning. With a high percentage of baby boomers nearing retirement there is a strong demand for this type of service. People are having to take more responsibility for their own financial planning as the funding for pensions has decreased, thus increasing the need for this type of service.
February 2014 Digest article #2(PDF) February 2014
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1/06/2014 Current/Future Charts and Trends:2001-2013 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
A group of indicators known as Business or Economic Indicators are composites constructed by combining several different time-series to produce a single number that provides an indication of the overall, broad activity in the economy. Two major groups of business, or economic, indicators are available: a group that measures the current state of the economy, and a group that indicates where the economy may be going in the near future. See the levels, changes from the previous period, helpful graphs, year-to-year changes and downloadable data for the years 2000-2013.
3Q 2013 CT Economic Current/Future Trends (PDF) 2000 - 2013
1/06/2014 January 2014 Connecticut Economic Digest January 2014 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 346K) January 2014
1/06/2014 The 2014 Economic Outlook. - January 2014 Economic Digest article (PDF)
As is customary at the beginning of the year, this issue of the Digest looks at the economic prospects for 2014. This outlook attempts to interpret recent data and their trends, and to offer some insights about what they mean for the U.S. and Connecticut economies in the year ahead.

The outlook for the U.S. economy is reasonably optimistic pending a positive resolution of two fiscal deadlines that loom early in the year, notably the January 15, 2014 end of the continuing resolution funding of the federal government, and the February 7, 2014 end of the nation’s borrowing authority. A short-term slowdown in Q4-2013 resulting from the partial government shutdown in October is likely only temporary.

January 2014 Digest article (PDF) January 2014
2013
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12/17/2013 2Q2013 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
2Q2013
12/02/2013 November / December 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest
Note: The November and December issues are combined as a result of the federal government shutdown.
November / December CT Economic Digest (PDF, 346K) Nov/Dec 2013
12/02/2013 Where We Work: Connecticut's Commuting Patterns - December 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
According to the American Community Survey conducted every year by the U.S. Census Bureau, on average, over the 2006-10 period, 1,713,272 Connecticut residents commuted to their jobs every workday. From Table 1, 1,618,120 of those Connecticut residents commuted to jobs within Connecticut, while 107,976 commuted to jobs at worksites outside Connecticut. In addition to the Connecticut residents who commuted to their jobs within the state, another 95,152 workers from surrounding states commuted to their jobs at worksites in Connecticut. The net result is that Connecticut exports 12,824 more workers to the surrounding states than it imports form the surrounding states. That makes Connecticut a net exporter of workers.
December 2013 Digest article #1 (PDF) December 2013
12/02/2013 Occupational Profile: Physician Assistants - December 2013 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine under the direction of physicians and surgeons. They are formally trained to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment. According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Physician Assistant (PA) profession was created to improve and expand healthcare. “In the mid-1960s, physicians and educators recognized there was a shortage of primary care physicians. To remedy this, Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD, of the Duke University Medical Center put together the first class of PAs in 1965. He selected Navy corpsmen who had received considerable medical training during their military service and based the curriculum on his knowledge of the fast-track training of doctors during World War II." 
December 2013 Digest article #2 (PDF) December 2013
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11/22/2013 Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 3Q2013
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its nine labor market areas (LMAs). Includes statewide and labor market area estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities. Information on the broad occupational skills of women and minority job seekers registered with the CTWorks Career Centers can also be found here.
CT Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans 3Q 2013 (PDF, 487K) 3Q 2013
11/18/2013 1Q2013 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
1Q2013
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10/28/2013 Revised 2013 LMI Release Dates
Due to impacts from the recent Federal government shutdown the timing of scheduled Connecticut employment data releases and publications for September and October have been changed. The revised schedule is as follows:
  • The September preliminary data release for Connecticut payroll jobs, hours & wages, and local area unemployment statistics – originally scheduled for October 21 was cancelled.
  • The September final data release for payroll jobs, hours & wages and local area unemployment statistics will occur on November 21.
  • The September preliminary data release for payroll jobs, hours & wages and local area unemployment statistics will occur on November 21 concurrent with the delayed September release.
  • Connecticut sub state preliminary October local area unemployment statistics will be released on November 22.
  • The November issue of the Connecticut Economic Digest will be combined with the December issue and released on December 2, 2013.
Revised 2013 LMI Release Dates September 2013

October 2013

10/10/2013 2013 Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on Connecticut and each of the state’s five Workforce Investment Areas 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 is included. New this year is information on commuting patterns, long-term unemployment insurance claimants, and a work area profile for each WIA.
2013
10/01/2013 October 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest October 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 344K) October 2013
10/01/2013 The Monthly Snapshot Is Not the Whole Picture - October 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
Labor markets are more dynamic than revealed in the monthly tallies of changes in employment levels. Two additional sets of indicators – the Business Employment Dynamics (BED) and the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) help illuminate the workings of the economy and labor market. Each month, the Department of Labor reports a snapshot of current employment which can be compared to the level of employment in a previous period, for example the previous year or the previous month. As the table at the top of page 6 shows, in August Connecticut employment fell by 6,000 jobs from July but increased 15,400 from August 2012.
October 2013 Digest article #1 (PDF) October 2013
10/01/2013 Connecticut Occupational Employment and Wages in 2013 - October 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
The 2013 estimates from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Program were recently released. The estimates show Connecticut’s total nonfarm employment at 1,620,620. The two largest occupations in the state are Retail Salespersons (50,070) and Cashiers (39,050), comprising 3.1% and 2.4% of total employment, respectively. The remaining top ten occupations are Registered Nurses; Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive; General and Operations Managers; Customer Service Representatives; Waiters and Waitresses; Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeepers; Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food; and Office Clerks, General. These occupations represent just under 20% of total employment in the state. Ninety-two percent of the employees in the ten largest occupations are employed in the private sector. The percentages range from nearly 100% private employment for Retail Salespersons to 74% for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners. The overall percentage of private employment in the state is slightly lower at 85%. 
October 2013 Digest article #2 (PDF) October 2013
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9/03/2013 September 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest September 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 344K) September 2013
9/03/2013 Connecticut's Regions and the Current Recovery. - September 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
Over the first four quarters of the current recovery, the first quarter of 2010 (2010Q1) to the first quarter of 2011 (2011Q1), based on seasonally adjusted quarterly data, Connecticut’s Non-Farm Employment grew by 1.60%, while U.S. Non-Farm jobs increased by a slower 0.99% rate. Over the second four quarters, 2011Q1 to 2012Q1, the U.S. and Connecticut traded places. Connecticut’s job-growth decelerated to 1.26%, while U.S. job-growth accelerated to +1.83%. Over the third four-quarter period of the current recovery, though the U.S. job-growth rate slowed to 1.54%, Connecticut’s job-growth nearly came to a standstill, barely increasing at a rate of 0.26%. What happened? 
September 2013 Digest article #1 (PDF) September 2013
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08/27/2013 Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wages - 2013
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.
1Q 2013
8/01/2013 August 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest August 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 344K) August 2013
8/01/2013 Covered Employment and Wages: A 2012 Annual Review. - August 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
The number of workers in CT covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) increased by 1.0 percent during 2012, according to most recent data published from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program (see table on pages 2 and 3). This increase built upon the 1.0 percent increase from 2011, as opposed to the 1.2 percent decline noted in 2010. Total private industry employment, constituting 85.5 percent of the State’s employment total [little changed from 2011’s 85.3], increased by 1.2 percent. Government employment decreased by 0.5 percent year-over-year.
August 2013 Digest article #1 (PDF) August 2013
8/01/2013 Connecticut Migration Patterns. - August 2013 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Examining interstate migration patterns provides an interesting view of where new Nutmeggers are coming from and where former Connecticut residents are going. Table 1 shows the ten largest sources of Connecticut inflow migration. The bordering states of New York and Massachusetts had the largest combined share of total inflow to the state at 39 percent of total inflows. Together with the third largest inflow state of Florida, those three states totaled 45 percent of flows into Connecticut. These three states since 2005 have consistently comprised the top three inflow origins to Connecticut. Overall inflow to the state in 2011 was 73,607 new residents. From 2005 through 2011 inflow peaked in 2006 at 88,518 new residents.
August 2013 Digest article #2 (PDF) August 2013
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7/01/2013 July 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest July 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 344K) July 2013
7/01/2013 State's 2012 Housing Market in Review. - July 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
The housing market is an important sector of the economy — it creates jobs, spurs economic growth and impacts our overall quality of life. This article takes a look at many aspects of Connecticut’s housing industry and the factors that led to modest housing growth in 2012, despite the fact that permits did not reach prerecession levels.
July 2013 Digest article #1 (PDF) July 2013
7/01/2013 Every Time is Different, But This One is Really Different. - July 2013 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
No two business cycles are alike, but at least since the 1990’s it had become conventional wisdom that recessions in Connecticut would last longer and see much larger job drops than the nation as a whole. This was certainly true of the recessions of 1990 and 2001, but that story didn’t hold for the recession that hit Connecticut in 2008.
July 2013 Digest article #2 (PDF) July 2013
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6/10/2013 Connecticut Career Paths: 2013
Your personal guide to career decision-making. This publication was created to provide the information needed to help learners, from youth to adults, make informed decisions about their career choice and preparation. While career development is particularly important for young people, individuals of all ages need access to information and guidance on careers. New technologies, heightened global competition, and the information revolution are transforming the nature of work and careers. Individuals must have access to accurate and timely information so that they may become fully involved in their career choices.
Connecticut Career Paths: 2013 (PDF, 1.9M) 2013
6/03/2013 June 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest June 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) June 2013
6/03/2013 Turning Point, Inflection Point, or More of the Same? The Outlook to 2014Q4. - June 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
As of 2013Q1, Connecticut has been in recovery for 12 quarters, or three years. This recovery followed the first collapse of housing and credit bubbles since the 1920’s, and the first systemic banking panic since the 1930’s. In addition, after the financial system bailout in late 2008 and passage of the stimulus package in early 2009, austerity has won the day, in both in the U.S. and Europe. Consequently, this cycle, including the current recovery, has behaved differently than even other Post Cold War cycles which have been much weaker than other Post World War II Era recoveries.
June 2013 Digest article #1 (PDF) June 2013
May 2013  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
5/30/2013 2012 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages (Statewide / County / LMA / WIA / 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)
2012
05/30/2013 4Q2012 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
4Q2012 / 3Q2012
5/15/2013 Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans - 1Q2013
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its nine labor market areas (LMAs). Includes statewide and labor market area estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities. Information on the broad occupational skills of women and minority job seekers registered with the CTWorks Career Centers can also be found here.
CT Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plans 1Q 2013 (PDF, 418K) 1Q 2013
5/01/2013 May 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest May 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) May 2013
5/01/2013 Does Education Matter? - May 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
With the varied reports on the state of the economy recently, many people are finding it difficult to tell which direction the economy is headed. The uncertainty leads many questioning their perceived notion on how to become successful in a chosen career. With increased attention on the costs of higher education coupled with the meek jobs reports, the decision to attend college may not seem worth it. However, an analysis of the most recent data available for Connecticut suggests that there is still a significant benefit to pursue higher education.
May 2013 Digest article #1 (PDF) May 2013
5/01/2013 A Profile of Mansfield, Connecticut - May 2013 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Situated 23 miles from Hartford in the rolling countryside of eastern Connecticut, Mansfield has grown from a quaint farming community to become the home of a major university. The town was incorporated in 1702 by settlers from nearby Norwich and encompasses about 45 square miles. Early industries included agriculture and textile manufacturing. The town led the U.S. in silk production in the early 19th century. The 1881 formation of the Storrs Agricultural School that later became the University of Connecticut established education as a primary industry for the town. A majority of Mansfield’s employment occurs in and around the UConn campus in the Storrs section of town and the recent Storrs Center commercial development seeks to further invigorate the local economy.
May 2013 Digest article #2 (PDF) May 2013
April 2013  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
4/04/2013 April 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest April 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) April 2013
4/04/2013 Connecticut's Modest Economic Recovery Continues in 2012 - April 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
Each year The Digest takes a look at Connecticut’s annual export performance. Exports are an important contributor to the state’s economy, create jobs and spur economic growth. In 2012, Connecticut’s commodity exports totaled $15.86 billion, a slight 2.14% decline from the $16.21 billion recorded in 2011. These commodity exports represent approximately 7% of Connecticut’s gross state product (state GSP), up from 4.9% of state GSP just ten years earlier in 2002.
April 2013 Digest article #1 (PDF) April 2013
4/04/2013 A Look at Phil Fed’s Coincident and Leading Indexes - April 2013 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
State Coincident Indexes. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia produces a monthly coincident index for each of the 50 states and the nation, and it combines four state-level indicators, nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and wage and salary disbursements deflated by the consumer price index (U.S. city average) to summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic. The trend for each state’s index is set to the trend of its gross domestic product (GDP), so longterm growth in the state’s index matches long-term growth in its GDP.
April 2013 Digest article #2 (PDF) April 2013
March 2013  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
3/21/2013 March 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest March 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) March 2013
3/21/2012 Connecticut's Modest Economic Recovery Continues in 2012. - March 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
Many of the Connecticut economic indicators have shown signs of a continuation of a modest economic recovery last year. After our annual revision, Connecticut’s employment grew faster than originally estimated, keeping pace with the trend of 2011. Initial December 2012 employment estimate, for instance, was 100 lower than the December 2011 level. But it turns out that we actually had a gain of 8,600 jobs over the same period. And this year is off to a good start with a 4,700 job gain (+0.3%) in January, which is 8,000 more than a year ago. In fact, January’s 1,644,400 is the new high in this recovery. Unemployment rate also has been falling steadily in the last five months to 8.1% in January 2013, which is below last year’s 8.2%.
March 2013 Digest article (PDF) March 2013
03/20/2013 3Q2012 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
3Q2012 / 2Q2012
February 2013  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
2/19/2013 2012 Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on Connecticut and each of the state’s five Workforce Investment Areas 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 is included. New this year is information on commuting patterns, long-term unemployment insurance claimants, and a work area profile for each WIA.
2012
2/01/2013 February 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest February 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) February 2013
2/01/2012 Connecticut's Private Sector Hours and Earnings: Working to Get Back to Normal. - February 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
In 2007, just prior to the start of the “Great Recession,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a new series tracking hours and earnings for all private workers. The data are available for the U.S. and states for the aggregated private sector and major private industry divisions.

The series was developed because the traditional production worker hours and earnings estimates, produced since 1939 for war planning purposes in the goods-producing industries (construction and manufacturing), no longer captured the U.S. economy. Service-providing sectors were now adding the greater part of the new jobs and output in the globalized 21st century. The monthly estimates (average hourly length of the private sector workweek, average hourly private pay rates, and the average weekly private earnings) are samplebased, and have not yet been officially seasonally adjusted by the BLS. A total private level only estimate (no industry supersectors) is also being calculated for Connecticut’s six BLS-recognized labor market areas (LMAs). The new all employee private payroll data, after several years of availability, are starting to give some useful approximations of general workforce trends in the states.

February 2013 Digest article (PDF) February 2013
January 2013  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
01/23/2013 Current Conditions and Outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut Economies: 2011-2013
The outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut economies for 2012 and 2013, 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.
Current Conditions and Outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut Economies: 2011-2013 PDF 2011-13
1/02/2013 January 2013 Connecticut Economic Digest January 2013 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) January 2013
1/02/2012 The 2013 Economic Outlook. - January 2013 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
The outlook for the U.S. economy is improving. Real Gross Domestic Product (RGDP) has grown for three and a half years since the “Great Recession” ended in Q2-2009. The constant dollar value of all goods and services produced by labor and capital located in the U.S. since then has averaged 2.2% at an annual rate from the preceding quarter (Figure 1). Decreasing by 3.1% in 2009, growing 2.4% in 2010, 1.8% in 2011, and an estimated 3.1% in Q3-2012, RGDP growth of 1.8% to 2.4% is likely in 2013. The New England Economic Partnership (NEEP), a consortium of government, business, and academia, in its proprietary forecast sees RGDP growth at 2.4% in 2013. The National Association of Business Economists (NABE) outlook panel sees 2.4% growth in 2013.
January 2013 Digest article (PDF) January 2013
2012
December 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
12/20/2012 What's Hot! What's Not! - State of Connecticut Occupations in Demand
This tool can provide some insight into the current employment trends in Connecticut. 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.
2010 - 2020
12/03/2012 December 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest December 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) December 2012
12/03/2012 Job Polarization in Connecticut. - December 2012 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
In recent months, much has been written of the hollowing out of the middle class during the recovery. A New York Times article partially attributes this to longterm trends of automation and globalization that cause a polarization of labor to high and low wage employment. The same article extensively reports on the findings by The National Employment Law Project (NELP). Their work analyzed nationwide Current Population Survey (CPS) data and found middle wage jobs incurred a majority of job losses during the recession, while lowwage jobs experienced a majority of post-recession job growth. The report also found the share of high wage job losses and subsequent gains to be 19 and 20 percent.
December 2012 Digest article #1 (PDF) December 2012
12/03/2012 A Look at the Help Wanted OnLine Data Series. - December 2012 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Gone are the days when the most effective and utilized job search method was to open up your local newspaper. The use of online databases by job seekers has become much more prevalent in recent years. In an effort to reflect this reality, the Conference Board replaced its Help Wanted newspaper employment index with the Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) in 2005. The series can be used for a variety of purposes, but its strengths may lie as an indicator of job demand as represented by employment vacancies and as a leading indicator of potential shifts in actual employment levels.
December 2012 Digest article #2 (PDF) December 2012
November 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
11/20/2012 2Q2012 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
2Q2012 / 1Q2012
11/13/2012 State of Connecticut Occupational Projections: 2010-2020
Total employment in Connecticut is expected to increase by more than 168,000 or 9.6% over the 10-year period 2010 and 2020. Also find Occupations Ranked by Total Openings, Occupations Ranked by Growth Rate and "Hot Jobs".
2010 - 2020
11/13/2012 State of Connecticut "Green Job" Projections: 2010-2020
The green economy will cause a change in occupations' employment demand or work and worker requirements such as tasks, skills, knowledge, and credentials. The National Center for O*NET Development's research on the green economy was conducted at the occupation level.
2010 - 2020
11/13/2012 State of Connecticut Occupational Projections by Major Occupational Groups: 2010-2020
Current and Projected Employment by Major Occupational Groups.
2010 - 2020
11/13/2012 State of Connecticut Industry Projections: 2010-2020
Current and Projected Employment by Major Industry Groups.
2010 - 2020
11/08/2012 Current/Future Overall Sectors: 2Q 2012 Connecticut Economic Scorecard Update
The current-conditions group of indicators includes the Employment-Coincident Index, the General Drift Indicator-Coincident, and the Farmington Bank Business Barometer. In addition, there are two composite indicators that signal the near-future direction of the economy: Employment-Leading Index and the General Drift Indicator-Leading.
2Q 2012
11/01/2012 Local Area Unemployment Statistics: A Primer - November 2012 Economic Digest article (PDF)
Unexpected movements in recent unemployment rate numbers surprised and puzzled many data users in the state. While sometimes no plausible explanations can readily be found behind these statistics, the unemployment rate has been and is undoubtedly one of the most important economic indicators in Connecticut and the nation that cannot simply be ignored or dismissed. So do you ever wonder how the unemployment rate is calculated for Connecticut? How about for all nine labor market areas and for all 169 cities and towns? Given the intense focus on Connecticut’s unemployment rate the last few months, it is worth spending time to build a common understanding of how the rate is determined.
November 2012 Digest article (PDF) November 2012
October 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
10/01/2012 October 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest October 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) October 2012
10/01/2012 Connecticut and the Housing Bust: A Tale of Two Bubbles - October 2012 Economic Digest article (PDF)
On July 18, 2012, the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies (CREUES) at the University of Connecticut released their study in which they found signs of stabilizing housing prices after more than a year of declines. They found that over the previous year prices had stabilized or increased throughout most of Connecticut’s markets, and that those areas with declines also showed improvement with smaller drops. Nationally, in their 2012 report released in June, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University stated:

After several false starts, there is reason to believe that 2012 will mark the beginning of a true housing market recovery. Sustained employment growth remains key, providing the stimulus for stronger household growth and bringing relief to some distressed homeowners. They went on to caution: While gaining ground, the homeowner market still faces multiple challenges. If the broader economy weakens in the short term, the housing rebound could again stall.

October 2012 Digest article (PDF) October 2012
September 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
9/04/2012 September 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest September 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) September 2012
9/04/2012 Youth Employment Patterns Revisited - September 2012 Economic Digest article (PDF)
Last summer, the Connecticut Economic Digest published an article on youth employment in Connecticut. It used wage and Department of Motor Vehicles records to illustrate employment change by industry from the second to third quarter of 2007 and 2010. The article noted that youth employment declined at nearly three times the rate of overall Connecticut employment. This summer, the Census Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) dataset has been examined to provide a more detailed and longer-term analysis of labor market changes for youths in Connecticut. The analysis provides more detail as to how the recession has affected the state’s youngest segment of the labor force and analyzes long-term trends that help indicate the direction we are heading a full 3 years into the NBER-declared recovery.
September 2012 Digest article (PDF) September 2012
August 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
8/07/2012 Business Employment Dynamics
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.
4Q2011 Connecticut Business Employment Dynamics PDF 4Q 2011
8/01/2012 August 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest August 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) August 2012
8/01/2012 Unemployment Insurance Covered Employment and Wages: 2011 Annual Review - August 2012 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
The number of workers in Connecticut covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws increased by 1.0 percent during 2011, according to data derived through the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. The 2011 increase reversed the trend over the previous two years when annual average employment declined; down 1.2 percent in 2010 and 4.3 percent in 2009. Total private industry employment, accounting for 85.3 percent of the State’s employment total, increased by 1.6 percent, while government employment fell by 1.9 percent.
August 2012 Digest article #1 (PDF) August 2012
8/01/2012 Connecticut Occupational Employment and Wages in 2012 - August 2012 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
The recently released statistics by the Office of Research in the Connecticut Department of Labor showed that retail salespersons (50,190) and cashiers (39,640) were the occupations with the highest employment in Connecticut. These two occupations combined made up nearly 6 percent of total Connecticut employment.
August 2012 Digest article #2 (PDF) August 2012
July 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
7/01/2012 July 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest July 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) July 2012
7/01/2012 State Housing Market Languished in 2011 - July 2012 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
The housing sector continued to be a drag on the economy through 2011 as suggested by a number of indicators, including record-low permit production and weak home sales. This article examines the 2011 housing market from several perspectives and includes some observations.
July 2012 Digest article #1 (PDF) July 2012
7/01/2012 Even in Tough Times, Education Improves Chances in Labor Market - July 2012 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
During graduation season, there were a number of stories in the news about the difficulty that many new college graduates are having finding employment, particularly high paying employment within a field related to their course of study. In addition, announcements by many institutions of tuition and fee increases and the debates in Washington about the interest rate changed on student loans generated media attention on the high cost of higher education. Implicit in some of this coverage is the idea that given the high cost of going to college, and the shortterm difficulty of some college graduates in the labor market, a college education might not be “worth it.” While “individual results may vary” as they say (in fact they do vary significantly), on average additional education is still associated with increased employment and higher long term earnings prospects.
July 2012 Digest article #2 (PDF) July 2012
June 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
6/15/2012 Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wages - 2012
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.
1Q 2012
6/01/2012 June 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest June 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF) June 2012
6/01/2012 Drag Forces From Balance Sheet Recession Still Constrain Growth: The Employment Outlook to 2013 - June 2012 Digest article (PDF)
Drag is the aerodynamic force that opposes an aircraft’s motion through the air. If for our analogy, we cast the aircraft as the economy, then the drag force on the economy is the $16.4 trillion collapse in net worth of U.S. households between 2007Q2 and 2009Q1. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, U.S. household net worth was still down $8.4 trillion from its peak. Further, the net worth of non-incorporated businesses was still down $2 trillion from its peak, also in 2007Q2. As noted in The Outlook to 2012, the recent downturn was no “ordinary” recession, and this is not a “normal” recovery. This recovery not only followed a financial panic, but also the first popping of asset bubbles in housing and the stock market, in conjunction with unsustainable levels of household debt since the 1920s. This wiped out the net worth of a significant number of households, as well as unincorporated businesses, leaving in its wake what has been called a Balance Sheet Recession. Balance sheet recessions are steeper and last longer than nonbalance sheet recessions, and they are followed by weaker recoveries5 as households reduce their spending and pay down debt to repair their net worth.
June 2012 Digest article (PDF) June 2012
May 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
5/30/2012 2011 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages (Statewide / County / LMA / WIA / 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)
2011
5/30/2012 2011 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.
2011
5/21/2012 4Q2011 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
4Q2011 / 3Q2011
5/01/2012 May 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest May 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF) May 2012
5/01/2012 Is Connecticut a Small Business State? - May 2012 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
A widely held belief is small businesses create most of the new jobs. Given the recent recession and slow recovery, there is a lot of interest in job creation and policies to promote economic growth. Using a newly available data set from the U.S. Census, this article explores the notion of job creation by both firm age and firm size, and seeks to provide some clarity on the underlying dynamics of Connecticut’s labor market.
May 2012 Digest article (PDF) May 2012
April 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
4/02/2012 April 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest April 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF) April 2012
4/02/2012 Connecticut Exports: 2011 in Review - April 2012 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
Exports are an engine of growth and an important contributor to gross domestic product. In Connecticut, commodity exports represent approximately 7% of the gross state product (state GDP). Exports sustain and create jobs and also have a multiplier effect on the economy. Given the fact that 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S., it makes sense to pursue foreign market opportunities and reach those consumers, generate new business, create jobs and spur economic growth and recovery.
April 2012 Digest article (PDF) April 2012
4/02/2012 Employment Patterns and Structural Unemployment - April 2012 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
The recent recession has raised the question of structural unemployment’s contribution to the stubbornly high unemployment rates that have thus far typified the recovery period. Structural change—the permanent relocation of workers from some industries to others, is a dynamic process that occurs throughout business cycles.
April 2012 Digest article (PDF) April 2012
March 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
3/29/2012 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.
Benchmarked 2011
2010-2011
3/15/2012 March 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest March 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF) March 2012
3/15/2012 Connecticut Continues on a Path to Recovery - March 2012 Economic Digest article (PDF)
Connecticut’s employment recovery from the devastating global financial recession continues. However, much more remediation, rebirth, and renewal are needed for a stable and lasting jobs revival. The January 2012 total nonfarm employment estimate is off to a promising start toward that end with a 7,100 job gain (0.4%). And the year-over-year job growth is accelerating to 0.7% in January 2012 from 0.5% in December 2011. The recently revised seasonally adjusted employment estimates confirm that Connecticut is making its way beyond this generational downturn.
March 2012 Digest article (PDF) March 2012
3/15/2012 2006-2011 Statewide Production Workers - Monthly Historical (CES)
Production Workers earnings and hours estimates include full- and part-time employees working within manufacturing industries. Average hourly earnings are affected by such factors as premium pay for overtime and shift differential as well as changes in basic hourly and incentive rates of pay. Average weekly earnings are the product of weekly hours worked and hourly earnings.
Benchmark 2011
3/15/2012 2007-2011 Statewide All Employees Workers - Monthly Historical (CES)
All Employees earnings and hours estimates include full- and part-time employees working within manufacturing industries. Average hourly earnings are affected by such factors as premium pay for overtime and shift differential as well as changes in basic hourly and incentive rates of pay. Average weekly earnings are the product of weekly hours worked and hourly earnings.
Benchmark 2011
3/15/2012 1990-2011 Total Nonfarm Employment (SA) Monthly Historical (CES)
Current estimates of seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment by industry (place of work) for the state and most major metropolitan areas.
Benchmark 2011
3/13/2012 1990-2011 Total Nonfarm Employment (NSA) Monthly Historical (CES)
Current estimates of not seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment by industry (place of work) for the state and most major metropolitan areas.
Benchmark 2011
February 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
2/16/2012 2011 Information Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on Connecticut and each of the state’s five Workforce Investment Areas 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 is included. New this year is information on commuting patterns, long-term unemployment insurance claimants, and a work area profile for each WIA.
2011
2/02/2012 February 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest February 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF) February 2012
2/02/2012 The 2012 Economic Outlook - February 2012 Economic Digest article (PDF)
The “Bioscience Connecticut” initiative that emerged in May 2011 is an $864 million investment that intends to make the University of Connecticut’s Health Center (UCHC) a hub of research and clinical work in bioscience. This initiative reinforces the state’s ongoing and renewed commitment to make Connecticut a leader in the bioscience industry. The “Bioscience Connecticut” initiative anticipates creating 3,000 jobs annually from 2012 through 2018 in the construction of a new patient tower and ambulatory care facility and renovations to existing research facilities. The plan estimates the creation of 16,400 jobs through 2037, a doubling of federal and industry research grants, as well as increased access to high quality health care, increased medical and dental school enrollments (+30%) and an increase in the number of primary and specialty care clinicians to meet forecasted workforce shortages and increased demand for healthcare services.
February 2012 Digest article (PDF) February 2012
January 2012  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
1/11/2012 LMI Data Release Schedule / Calendar of Events for 2012
Scheduled Job Fairs, Conferences, Publication Release Dates, Monthly Data (CPI, Labor Situation, LAUS, At-a-Glance) Releases, etc.
2012 Calendar
1/03/2012 January 2012 Connecticut Economic Digest January 2012 CT Economic Digest (PDF) January 2012
1/03/2012 The 2012 Economic Outlook - January 2012 Economic Digest article (PDF)
Since the “Great Recession” ended in Q2-2009 per the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Business Cycle Dating Committee, real gross domestic product (RGDP) growth has been positive. The growth rate of the constant dollar value of all goods and services produced by labor and capital located in the U.S. has averaged 2.5% at an annual rate from the preceding quarter (Figure 1) In 2010, RGDP grew 3.0%, after decreasing by 0.3% in 2008 and 3.5% in 2009. We believe U.S. RGDP growth will be between 1.5% and 2% in 2012. The New England Economic Partnership (NEEP), a consortium of government, business and academia, in its proprietary forecast sees RGDP growth at 1.8% in 2012. The National Association of Business Economists (NABE) outlook panel sees 2.4% growth in 2012.
January 2012 Digest article (PDF) January 2012
2011
December 2011  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
12/01/2011 December 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest December 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF) December 2011
12/01/2011 Connecticut Personal Income: Forecast for 2012. - December 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF)
On September 22, 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released state personal income for the second quarter of 2011. Connecticut’s (CT), current dollar, seasonally adjusted quarterly personal income (QPI) was $206.408 billion for the second quarter of 2011 (2011Q2). This was up by $2.522 billion, or 1.24% from 2011Q1, and up by $9.694 billion, or 4.93% from 2010Q2. The second quarter QPI number had been revised downward by $1.632 billion to $203.886 billion from the initial estimate of $205.518 billion published in the June 2011 release.
December 2011 Digest article (PDF) December 2011
November 2011  Publications  /  Data  /  Webpages  /  Updates  /  Releases PDF Reporting Period
11/23/2011 2Q2011 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
2Q2011 / 1Q2011
11/22/2011 Current Conditions and Outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut Economies: 2010-2012
The outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut economies for 2011 and 2012, 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.
Current Conditions and Outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut Economies: 2010-2012 PDF 2010-12
11/03/2011 November 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest November 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 411K) November 2011
11/03/2011 Connecticut's UI Exhaustees: Where Are They Now? - November 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF)
The recession of the late 2000’s is the worst to hit the United States since the depression of the 1930’s. Nineteen months after the official completion of Connecticut’s recession, the unemployment rate is still stubbornly stuck around 9%. Based on data from the Current Employment Survey (CES), it is estimated about 119,000 jobs were lost in Connecticut through December 2009. Connecticut gained 24,300 jobs from January 2010, the end of Connecticut’s recession, to January 2011. However, from January 2011 to July 2011, only about 8,500 jobs have been created. At the current level of job growth, it will take many years to employ those laid off by the recession.
November 2011 Digest article (PDF) November 2011
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10/12/2011 Following Connecticut’s Unemployment Insurance Claimants Through the Recession - Occasional Paper
The recession of the late 2000’s is the worst to hit the United States since the depression of the 1930’s. Nineteen months after the official completion of Connecticut’s recession, the unemployment rate is still stubbornly stuck around 9%. Based on data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), it is estimated about 119,000 jobs were lost in Connecticut through December 2009. Connecticut gained 24,300 jobs from January 2010, the end of Connecticut’s recession, to January 2011. However, from January 2011 to July 2011, only about 8,500 have been created. At the current level of job growth, it will take many years to employ those laid off by the recession.
Following Connecticut’s Unemployment Insurance Claimants Through the Recession (PDF, 115K) Occasional Paper
10/01/2011 October 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest October 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 411K) October 2011
10/01/2011 Young People Aren't Fleeing and the Cities Aren't Dying - October 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF)
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau refute the conventional wisdom that young people are leaving Connecticut in droves and the population of our cities is in decline. One example of popular perceptions comes from the “2011 Survey of Connecticut Business” released in early September by BlumShapiro and CBIA which reported “An overwhelming majority of respondents (85%) worry about the state’s slow population growth and out-migration of 21-to-45 year-olds.” Similarly, when population estimates from the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) were released, a press release was headlined “Connecticut Still at Bottom in Attracting, Keeping 25-34-Year-Olds.” In fact, the 2010 U.S. Census confirms that Ct’s population is aging, but that the situation is not as dire or dramatic as perceptions would suggest.
October 2011 Digest article (PDF) October 2011
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9/07/2011 Connecticut Labor Surplus Areas FY2012
9/01/2011 September 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest September 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 411K) September 2011
9/01/2011 Connecticut's Defense-Related Industry: Spending, Employment, and Dependency - September 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF)
This article examines how Connecticut’s defense industry has fared in recent years and how much the overall state economy depends on it. When last reported in this publication (August 1996 and February 2005), from 1985 to 1995 U.S. federal defense procurement had dropped precipitously by 43% from $179 billion in 1985 to $101 billion in 1995. It was $327.5 billion in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2009. This was in part attributable to the “peace dividend” following the end of the Cold War. In Connecticut defense procurement also dropped significantly over the same period by 64%, from $7.1 billion to $2.5 billion (in fixed 1992 dollars). This trend has been thoroughly reversed by one of the largest surges in national security spending in the state’s history.
September 2011 Digest article #1 (PDF) September 2011
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08/24/2010 Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wages - Statewide 2011
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. Employers may find the data useful as a guide in analyzing pay scales; job seekers and students could utilize the information in making employment and career decisions; program planners should be aware of employment and wage levels in determining training programs to be offered.
2011 Statewide Occupational Employment & Wages (PDF, 415K) Statewide 2011
8/01/2011 August 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest August 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 411K) August 2011
8/01/2011 Covered Employment and Wages: 2010 Annual Review - August 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF)
Employment in Connecticut covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) decreased by 1.2 percent during 2010, according to preliminary figures that recently became available through the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. While 2010 recorded the second consecutive drop in annual average employment, the rate of decline was less than in 2009 when covered employment dropped by 4.3 percent. Total private industry employment, constituting 84.8 percent of the State’s employment total, decreased by 1.1 percent, while government employment fell by 1.7 percent.
August 2011 Digest article #1 (PDF) August 2011
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7/22/2011 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.
Benchmarked 2010
2006-2010
7/11/2011 Business Employment Dynamics
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.
3Q2010 Connecticut Business Employment Dynamics PDF 3Q 2010
7/01/2011 July 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest July 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) July 2011
7/01/2011 State's Housing Market: a Long Road to Recovery - July 2011 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
Housing market activity is one of the barometers of the health of the state and national economies. The anemic housing permit growth, weak home price increases, and fewer residential real estate transactions in 2010 - when coupled with high unemployment, a jobless economic recovery and a rising foreclosure rate - suggest that the state’s housing doldrums may continue. This article examines the housing market from several perspectives.
July 2011 Digest article #1 (PDF) July 2011
7/01/2011 Youth Employment in Connecticut - July 2011 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
For many, summer is a time for relaxation. The season is typified by sunny weather, family vacations, barbeques and trips to the beach. However, the season also represents a young workers initiation into the labor force. Be it work as a camp counselor, lifeguard, salesperson or waitress, those summer jobs teach youths valuable skills they will carry with them onto enhanced employment opportunities later in life. Unfortunately, for a growing number of American youths, these jobs are increasingly hard to find.
July 2011 Digest article #2 (PDF) July 2011
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6/01/2011 4Q2010 - Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by Unemployment Insurance - Quarterly (Statewide / LMA / WIA)
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 and Labor Market Areas.
3Q / 4Q2010
6/01/2011 June 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest June 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) June 2011
6/01/2011 The Ups and Downs of Recovering from a Balance Sheet Recession: The Outlook to 2012 - June 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF)
The ups and downs of this recovery continue as U.S. GDP growth decelerated from 3.1% (on an annualized basis) in 2010Q4 to 1.8% in 2011Q1. But then, U.S. nonfarm payroll employment grew by 244,000 in April. After the killing of Osama bin Laden, commodity prices, including oil, plummeted the first week of May. However, this may have also been driven by the retreat of speculators and a bearish outlook for the world economy.
June 2011 Digest article #1 (PDF) June 2011
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5/01/2011 May 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest May 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) May 2011
5/01/2011 Connecticut Exports: 2010 in Review - May 2011 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF)
In a climate of fiscal and budgetary challenges, it is imperative to recognize that export growth is a vehicle to achieve the twin goals of job creation and economic recovery. Exports are an engine of growth and an important contributor to gross domestic product. In Connecticut, commodity exports represent approximately 7% of the gross state product (state GDP). Exports sustain and create jobs and have a multiplier effect on the economy. Given the fact that 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S., it makes sense to pursue foreign market opportunities and reach those consumers, generate new business, create jobs and spur economic growth and recovery. Exports are critical for business and economic success.
May 2011 Digest article #1 (PDF) May 2011
5/01/2011 Manufacturing Isn't Dead: It Doesn't Even Look That Way! - May 2011 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF)
Some have erroneously declared manufacturing “dead,” particularly in a state like Connecticut that has seen manufacturing’s share of total employment fall nearly in half in the past twenty years. But this pronouncement is not just “premature” (to quote Mark Twain) but completely unwarranted. While a smaller share of total employment, manufacturing is and will continue to be a vital component of Connecticut’s economy and labor market, and Connecticut will remain a place where manufacturers can grow and prosper.
May 2011 Digest article #2 (PDF) May 2011
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4/15/2011 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.
Spring 2011 CT Career Resource Network Update (PDF, 352K) Spring 2011
4/01/2011 April 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest April 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) April 2011
4/01/2011 A New Approach to Analyzing the Gender Wage Gap - April 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF, 210K)
"Equal Pay Day” takes place on a Tuesday in April (April 12th this year), symbolizing how far into the workweek women must work to earn what men earned the previous week. The gender wage gap is calculated by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), and is based on data collected through surveys. This article takes a new approach to understanding the gender wage gap using wage records from Connecticut’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. The gender wage gap is analyzed by age group and in further detail for select industries, with interesting implications for policy makers.
April 2011 Digest article (PDF, 210K) April 2011
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3/14/2011 March 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest March 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) March 2011
3/14/2011 Connecticut Recovery Began in January 2010 - March 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF, 210K)
The Great Recession II that began in March 2008 has ended in January 2010 for Connecticut, as measured by the total nonfarm employment. The newly revised seasonally adjusted employment data showed January 2010 to be the bottom of this awful economic downturn, one month later than originally anticipated. Over the 22 months of the recession, nearly 119,200 jobs were lost, about 20,000 more than originally estimated last March (see “Connecticut Recession to End in December 2009?” Connecticut Economic Digest, March 2010).
March 2011 Digest article (PDF, 210K) March 2011
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2/15/2011 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages
2000 Annual Averages Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by UI with three digit government data added.
2000
2/1/2011 February 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest February 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 402K) February 2011
2/1/2011 Danbury Labor Market Area Profiled - February 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF, 205K)
A labor market area is defined as an economically integrated geographic area within which individuals can reside and find employment within a reasonable distance or can readily change employment without changing their place of residence. Connecticut has nine labor market areas, named for the major cities that serve as their hubs. The areas are Bridgeport-Stamford, Danbury, Enfield, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich-New London, Torrington, Waterbury and Willimantic-Danielson.
February 2011 Digest article (PDF, 206K) February 2011
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1/31/2011 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages
2001 Annual Averages Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by UI with three digit government data added.
2001
1/11/2011 Connecticut Career Paths: 2010-2012
Your personal guide to career decision-making. This publication was created to provide the information needed to help learners, from youth to adults, make informed decisions about their career choice and preparation.
Connecticut Career Paths: 2010-2012 (PDF, 1.4M) 2010-2012
1/11/2011 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages
2002 Annual Averages Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by UI with three digit government data added.
2002
1/3/2011 January 2011 Connecticut Economic Digest January 2011 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 550K) January 2011
1/3/2011 The Connecticut Economic Outlook for 2011 - January 2011 Economic Digest article (PDF, 205K)
The Nation. We expect the modest expansion of the U.S. economy that began in the third quarter of 2009 will continue in 2011. The outlook for continued recovery from the longest recession since the 1930s that began in December 2007 and lasted 18 months is tempered by harsh realities - notably, unacceptably high unemployment and a weak housing market. Yet, private sector employment increased in each month last year, totaling 1.1 million jobs through October 2010. Privately-owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 or 4.1% above the September 2009 rate of 586,000. U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at an average rate of 2.8% each quarter since the Q3-2009 expansion began.
January 2011 Digest article #1 (PDF, 337K) January 2011
2010
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12/15/2010 2008 Higher Education Building Connecticut's Workforce
This report has been designed to provide a convenient, easy-to-understand summary for all of public higher education in the State, each of the four public college systems, and each individual institution. These summaries include information on program of study, demographic characteristics, industry sector, average quarterly earnings and size of company for students employed in the third quarter after their graduation. Readers are encouraged to use this information in their planning and analyses as they may find appropriate.
2008 Higher Education Building Connecticut's Workforce (PDF, 2.4MB) Class of 2008
12/1/2010 December 2010 Connecticut Economic Digest December 2010 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 550K) December 2010
12/1/2010 The Geography of Connecticut Labor Market Dynamics - December 2010 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF, 347K)
The labor market is dynamic. Even during the worst months of the recession, when nationally jobs on net were declining by approximately 800,000 per month, there were still approximately four million new hires. Of course, there were even more separations, which is why total employment declined on net – but the number of separations was actually lower during the recession than during the previous period of job growth. In times of strong growth, approximately five million workers lose or leave their jobs every month.
December 2010 Digest article #1 (PDF, 337K) December 2010
12/1/2010 Connecticut GDP Declines in 2009 - December 2010 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF, 142K)
Connecticut’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the most comprehensive measure of total economic activity or value added in the state, was down as expected in 2009. On both a real (chained 2005 dollars) and current dollar basis, Connecticut GDP declined. The decrease in real CT GDP, which considers inflation’s impact, was -3.1%, while the drop in current dollar GDP fell 1.2% from 2008 estimates.* Connecticut’s real GDP was estimated at $205.7 billion and current dollar value GDP was calculated at $227.4 billion.
December 2010 Digest article #2 (PDF, 142K) December 2010
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11/19/2010 Covered Employment and Wages by Industry - Annual Averages
2003-2009 Annual Averages Employment & Wages by Industry Covered by UI with three digit government data added.
2003-2009
11/12/2010 State of Connecticut Occupational Projections: 2008-2018
Total employment in Connecticut is expected to increase by more than 83,000 or 4.5% over the 10-year period 2008 and 2018. Also find Occupations Ranked by Total Openings, Occupations Ranked by Growth Rate and "Hot Jobs".
2008 - 2018
11/12/2010 State of Connecticut "Green Job" Projections: 2008-2018
The green economy will cause a change in occupations' employment demand or work and worker requirements such as tasks, skills, knowledge, and credentials. The National Center for O*NET Development's research on the green economy was conducted at the occupation level.
2008 - 2018
11/12/2010 State of Connecticut Industry Projections: 2008-2018
Current and Projected Employment by Major Industry Groups.
2008 - 2018
11/1/2010 November 2010 Connecticut Economic Digest November 2010 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 473K) November 2010
11/1/2010 The Face of the Long-Term Unemployed - November 2010 Economic Digest article (PDF, 283K)
After much political debate, Congress approved extending unemployment insurance benefits for the long-term unemployed until November 30, 2010. The extended Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program is 100% federally funded. This is in contrast to the regular Unemployment Compensation (UC) program that is fully State funded. The EUC program is a newly created program as of June 30, 2008 in response to the current financial crisis. It is the first time in the 75-year history of UC that benefits have been extended for up to 99 weeks.
November 2010 Digest article (PDF, 283K) November 2010
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10/1/2010 October 2010 Connecticut Economic Digest October 2010 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 408K) October 2010
10/1/2010 Pharmacist Employment Outlook Delivers a Dose of Brightness - October 2010 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF, 178K)
Pharmacists have long played an important role in the healthcare industry. While physicians diagnose a patient’s ailments and prescribe medicine to treat it, pharmacists are responsible for distributing that medicine in a safe and accurate manner. As their careers evolve, pharmacists have been expanding their duties. With the increases in job responsibilities and the strong reliance the healthcare industry has on pharmacists, the job outlook remains strong.
October 2010 Digest article #1 (PDF, 178K) October 2010
10/1/2010 West Hartford: One of the Ten Best Cities in the Country - October 2010 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF, 179K)
Incorporated on May 3rd 1854, West Hartford is a town of 63,908 and encompasses 22.4 square miles, situated exactly 98 miles from both Boston and New York City. Quiet suburban neighborhoods of early-mid twentieth century colonial style single-family homes typify much of the town. West Hartford Center, a thriving downtown commercial district, has in recent years become a popular location for commerce and recreation in central Connecticut. An extensive network of town parks, pools, theatre groups, golf courses and a skating rink helps to ensure the availability of year-round recreation and a high quality of life.
October 2010 Digest article #2 (PDF, 179K) October 2010
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09/1/2010 September 2010 Connecticut Economic Digest September 2010 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 408K) September 2010
09/1/2010 It's Not Easy Defining Green - September 2010 Economic Digest article (PDF, 206K)
Concern about the environment, unstable world energy markets, a desire to find new and creative ways to grow the economy, and significant public investment have kept interest high in the definition of “green jobs.” Approximately $60 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package passed by Congress in 2009 was devoted to green activities. Data available on the Governor’s website show over $200 million in grants to state agencies and another $200 million in tax credits and grants to other entities in Connecticut in the areas of energy and the environment from the stimulus legislation.
September 2010 Digest article (PDF, 206K) September 2010
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08/2/2010 August 2010 Connecticut Economic Digest August 2010 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 411K) August 2010
08/2/2010 Connecticut Employment and Wages: A 2009 Review - August 2010 Economic Digest article (PDF, 240K)
The recessionary impacts on Connecticut’s economy that began being felt during the second half of 2008 took full effect in 2009. Connecticut’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) covered employment dropped 4.3 percent during 2009 (Table, pp. 2-3). Records going back as far as 1969 show 2009’s percentage decline was the second largest only behind the 5 percent drop that occurred during 1991.
August 2010 Digest article (PDF, 240K) August 2010
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07/1/2010 July 2010 Connecticut Economic Digest July 2010 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 416K) July 2010
07/1/2010 State’s Housing Troubles Continued in 2009 - July 2010 Economic Digest article #1 (PDF, 205K)
The Connecticut and U.S. economies experienced financial turmoil that began in the fall of 2008 and continued into the Great Recession of 2009. Nearly all sectors felt the adverse impacts of the recession, which resulted in higher unemployment, declining personal income and corporate revenues and weakened consumer confidence. The housing sector is a major contributor to the economic turmoil in 2009, as this analysis of the state’s residential permit activities, home prices and foreclosures will clearly show.
July 2010 Digest article #1 (PDF, 205K) July 2010
07/1/2010 Connecticut Personal Income Pulls Through in First Quarter- July 2010 Economic Digest article #2 (PDF, 117K)
Connecticut personal income growth at 0.6% trailed national personal income growth of 0.9% and New England income growth of 0.8% in the first quarter of 2010. Personal income of $193.037 billion (current dollars, quarterly annualized rate) was the second consecutive quarterly increase, after increasing 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Comparable and adjacent states like New York (0.9%), New Jersey (0.8%), Massachusetts (0.7%), Maryland (0.8%), Pennsylvania (0.8%) and Rhode Island (0.9%) all experienced slightly faster growth than Connecticut during the first quarter. Connecticut ranked 44th by state, in the lowest quintile, in this quarter’s personal income growth.
July 2010 Digest article #2 (PDF, 117K) July 2010
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06/1/2010 Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal
Job hunting requires some creative thinking.  We developed Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal to inform and prepare you to take charge of your career. Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal displays occupations with similar characteristics such as knowledge areas, tools and technology, and general work activities of your selected occupation.
Great Tool
06/1/2010 July 2010 Connecticut Economic Digest June 2010 CT Economic Digest (PDF, 415K) June 2010
06/1/2010 Forecast to 2011: Navigating the Crosscurrents - June 2010 Economic Digest article (PDF, 210K)
On May 6, 2010, the Dow plunged nearly 1,000 points before “recovering” to close down 347.80 (-3.20%) points — an unpleasant reminder of 2008. Despite the infamous “fat finger” glitch and model-driven threshold selling, the underlying driver of the market’s gyrations was the sovereign debt crisis centered on Greece. It is a stark reminder that the world’s financial system is still very fragile. On the other hand, the U.S. jobs report for April 2010, which came out the next day, showed that the national economy had added 290,000 jobs in April — the best monthly performance in four years. These two events highlight the strong crosscurrents that are pulling the economy, as this apparent turning point proceeds.
July 2010 Digest article (PDF, 210K) June 2010
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05/17/2010 2005 - 2009 Historical Local Area Unemployment Statistics for:LMA | WIA | County | Town Benchmark 2009
05/3/2010 The Connecticut Economic DigestPDF(418K) May 2010
05/3/2010 Unemployment Insurance Supports the State’s Economy - Economic Digest article (May 2010)PDF(203K) May 2010
03/31/2010 Your Connecticut Job Search GuidePDF(1,558K) Updated 2010
03/29/2010 The Connecticut Economic DigestPDF(419K) April 2010
03/12/2010 Archived CT Economic Scorecard Updates:Business Sectors | Consumers Sectors | Workforce Sectors 2005-2009
03/11/2010 The Connecticut Economic DigestPDF(423K) March 2010
01/29/2010 The Connecticut Economic DigestPDF(401K) February 2010
01/11/2010 Soaring to New Heights...Connecticut Job Outlook by Training Level 2006 - 2016 Updated Wages
01/4/2010 The Connecticut Economic DigestPDF(413K) January 2010
2009
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12/23/2009 Connecticut Career Posters - Job Journeys (8x11 or 11x17) 1Q 2009 Wages
11/25/2009 Current Conditions and Outlook for the U.S. and Connecticut Economies: 2008-2010PDF(800 K) 2008-2010
11/4/2009 Connecticut’s Middle-Skill JobsPDF(324 K) November 2009
7/27/2009 Training and Education Planning System July 2009
6/3/2009 Business Employment Dynamics 3Q2008 by LMA
4/27/2009 Mass Layoffs and Their Impact on Earnings During Recessions and ExpansionsPDF(217 K) April 2009
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