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Labor Market Information - Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery Nonfarm Employment Sectors
 Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery March 2008 - October 2017 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.

Employment March 2008 - Feb 2010
Recession
Feb 2010 - Oct 2017
Recovery
March 2008 - Oct 2017
Net
Job Loss
Recovered
Graphs Industry Mar-2008 Feb-2010 Oct-2017
Connecticut nonfarm employment Total Nonfarm Employment 1,713.3 1,594.2 1,680.6 -119.1 -7.0% 86.4 5.4% -32.7 -1.9% 72.5%
Total Private 1,458.2 1,346.5 1,449.7 -111.7 -7.7% 103.2 7.7% -8.5 -0.6% 92.4%
Goods Producing 255.5 211.5 216.1 -44.0 -17.2% 4.6 2.2% -39.4 -15.4% 10.5%
Connecticut Construction Sector Employment Construction / Mining 69.7 49.5 59.3 -20.2 -29.0% 9.8 19.8% -10.4 -14.9% 48.5%
Connecticut Manufacturing Sector Employment Manufacturing 185.8 162.0 156.8 -23.8 -12.8% -5.2 -3.2% -29.0 -15.6% -21.8%
Service Producing 1,457.8 1,382.7 1,464.5 -75.1 -5.2% 81.8 5.9% 6.7 0.5% 108.9%
Connecticut Transportation and Public Utilities Sector Employment Transportation and Public Utilities 309.6 283.1 297.7 -26.5 -8.6% 14.6 5.2% -11.9 -3.8% 55.1%
Connecticut Information Sector Employment Information 38.0 31.9 31.6 -6.1 -16.1% -0.3 -0.9% -6.4 -16.8% -4.9%
Connecticut Financial Activities Sector Employment Financial Activities 144.5 134.9 132.4 -9.6 -6.6% -2.5 -1.9% -12.1 -8.4% -26.0%
Connecticut Professional and Business Services Sector Employment Professional and Business Services 213.3 191.1 217.8 -22.2 -10.4% 26.7 14.0% 4.5 2.1% 120.3%
Connecticut Educational and Health Services Sector Employment Educational and Health Services 295.0 303.4 333.7 8.4 2.8% 30.3 10.0% 38.7 13.1% N/A *
Connecticut Leisure and Hospitality Sector Employment Leisure and Hospitality 138.5 130.4 154.0 -8.1 -5.8% 23.6 18.1% 15.5 11.2% 291.4%
Connecticut Other Services Sector Employment Other Services 63.8 60.2 66.4 -3.6 -5.6% 6.2 10.3% 2.6 4.1% 172.2%
Connecticut Government Sector Employment Government ** 255.1 247.7 230.9 -7.4 -2.9% -16.8 -6.8% -24.2 -9.5% -227.0%
Connecticut's Seasonally Adjusted Nonfarm Employment (000's)
* N/A - not applicable; the Education and Healthcare service sector actually gained jobs over the recession.
**Government employment includes employment on Indian Reservations, i.e. tribal government, Indian casinos, and other businesses.
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