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  Private Sector Employment - State of Connecticut Last Updated: November 16, 2017
Connecticut has now recovered 72.5% (86,400 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the Great Recession (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 92nd month and the state needs an additional 32,700 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector also slipped a bit in the recovery, regaining 92.4% (103,200) of the 111,700 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn. The Government supersector has lost a total of 24,200 positions since the recession began in March 2008.
Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery     March 2008 - October 2017
March
2008
February
2010
October
2017
Jobs Lost Recovered
Jobs Percent
Nonfarm Employment 1,713.3 1,594.2 1,680.6 -119.1 86.4 72.5%
Private Sector Employment 1,458.2 1,346.5 1,449.7 -111.7 103.2 92.4%
* March 2008 was employment peak. February 2010 was employment trough.    Last Updated: November 16, 2017
Month 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y
 Jan 1,403.9 1,396.9 1,411.6 1,425.6 1,442.2 1,457.4 1,410.2 1,348.8 1,374.8 1,393.0 1,401.7 1,413.9 1,431.6 1,439.7 1,450.3
 Feb 1,398.8 1,396.4 1,413.7 1,427.4 1,442.3 1,457.1 1,403.2 1,346.5 1,378.1 1,395.7 1,402.3 1,412.2 1,429.7 1,442.2 1,450.5
 Mar 1,396.7 1,398.4 1,413.2 1,426.9 1,440.8 1,458.2 1,393.4 1,349.3 1,376.9 1,397.8 1,406.1 1,414.5 1,430.2 1,445.8 1,451.0
 Apr 1,395.1 1,401.5 1,418.5 1,433.2 1,443.0 1,455.3 1,376.0 1,356.7 1,385.0 1,391.5 1,408.4 1,419.5 1,431.9 1,440.1 1,448.4
 May 1,394.6 1,404.2 1,415.4 1,430.9 1,446.6 1,452.3 1,376.8 1,359.8 1,379.8 1,393.7 1,409.1 1,420.9 1,436.6 1,439.1 1,453.3
 Jun 1,392.8 1,404.1 1,415.8 1,431.9 1,450.3 1,450.1 1,371.7 1,360.7 1,379.0 1,395.1 1,410.6 1,420.1 1,438.8 1,440.7 1,459.0
 Jul 1,393.4 1,405.4 1,417.5 1,433.0 1,449.1 1,443.8 1,365.7 1,365.2 1,383.2 1,394.9 1,411.4 1,421.7 1,434.5 1,444.6 1,458.2
 Aug 1,392.4 1,407.7 1,416.7 1,435.3 1,448.5 1,441.3 1,365.0 1,367.0 1,383.7 1,395.7 1,414.3 1,423.5 1,435.0 1,445.5 1,454.1
 Sep 1,392.6 1,409.6 1,417.8 1,434.0 1,447.0 1,438.6 1,365.3 1,367.6 1,384.1 1,397.9 1,412.9 1,424.3 1,434.3 1,445.9 1,455.3
 Oct 1,398.0 1,409.5 1,416.7 1,436.4 1,449.6 1,431.5 1,361.8 1,371.2 1,381.5 1,401.1 1,412.3 1,424.9 1,438.9 1,445.3 1,449.7
 Nov 1,399.0 1,411.1 1,418.1 1,437.0 1,450.6 1,426.2 1,360.7 1,372.1 1,384.3 1,401.4 1,414.2 1,427.7 1,439.9 1,443.9
 Dec 1,395.7 1,411.1 1,419.2 1,441.4 1,451.4 1,419.0 1,359.4 1,373.9 1,387.9 1,403.1 1,411.1 1,429.3 1,439.5 1,443.6
Month 1990 Y/Y 1991 Y/Y 1992 Y/Y 1993 Y/Y 1994 Y/Y 1995 Y/Y 1996 Y/Y 1997 Y/Y 1998 Y/Y 1999 Y/Y 2000 Y/Y 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y
 Jan 1,431.4 1,372.1 1,324.0 1,324.3 1,314.5 1,335.9 1,337.8 1,365.2 1,401.2 1,426.1 1,440.3 1,446.6 1,423.0
 Feb 1,427.2 1,361.9 1,318.9 1,323.1 1,308.9 1,338.5 1,345.2 1,365.8 1,405.5 1,425.8 1,441.2 1,441.0 1,421.0
 Mar 1,426.5 1,360.4 1,318.4 1,318.7 1,312.4 1,341.0 1,347.5 1,371.9 1,408.6 1,429.0 1,446.0 1,438.0 1,420.3
 Apr 1,417.7 1,357.1 1,314.1 1,313.1 1,322.1 1,335.6 1,349.9 1,375.3 1,404.8 1,428.0 1,446.0 1,435.5 1,421.1
 May 1,415.4 1,351.9 1,314.5 1,316.2 1,323.6 1,335.7 1,355.6 1,377.2 1,410.9 1,426.8 1,445.9 1,437.8 1,418.6
 Jun 1,413.3 1,349.3 1,312.7 1,313.5 1,324.7 1,335.3 1,358.9 1,378.7 1,413.1 1,428.3 1,450.4 1,436.9 1,416.4
 Jul 1,409.4 1,342.2 1,319.5 1,314.2 1,327.5 1,337.0 1,356.1 1,376.2 1,418.0 1,434.1 1,456.4 1,437.8 1,412.4
 Aug 1,402.7 1,336.1 1,316.8 1,314.3 1,328.1 1,339.4 1,363.6 1,377.3 1,418.3 1,436.2 1,453.5 1,434.4 1,409.7
 Sep 1,398.3 1,335.4 1,314.8 1,316.8 1,330.2 1,340.0 1,363.4 1,384.9 1,414.1 1,434.0 1,454.9 1,430.2 1,408.2
 Oct 1,388.1 1,334.4 1,314.3 1,320.7 1,334.0 1,340.3 1,367.9 1,389.7 1,417.8 1,435.2 1,451.7 1,428.5 1,405.2
 Nov 1,381.4 1,332.1 1,314.6 1,319.8 1,333.4 1,343.7 1,372.7 1,392.9 1,421.3 1,436.6 1,451.8 1,425.2 1,404.0
 Dec 1,376.1 1,330.4 1,313.3 1,321.6 1,333.4 1,343.7 1,371.8 1,397.3 1,423.1 1,439.3 1,453.3 1,423.4 1,401.9
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