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 Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery March 2008 - July 2018 Last Updated: August 16, 2018
Connecticut has now recovered 86.1% (102,600 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "Great Recession" (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 101st month and the state needs an additional 16,500 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector has fully recovered from the recession and is at 109.7% (122,500) of the private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn.

Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery March 2008 - July 2018
Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery  March 2008 - July 2018
March
2008
February
2010
July
2018
Jobs Lost Recovered
Jobs Percent
CT Nonfarm Employment 1,713.3 1,594.2 1,696.8 -119.1 102.6 86.1%
Total Private Sector 1,458.2 1,346.5 1,469.0 -111.7 122.5 109.7%
* March 2008 was employment peak. February 2010 was employment trough.    Last Updated: August 16, 2018

Employment March 2008 - Feb 2010
Recession
Feb 2010 - Jul 2018
Recovery
March 2008 - Jul 2018
Net
Job Loss
Recovered
Graphs Industry Mar-2008 Feb-2010 Jul-2018
Connecticut nonfarm employment Total Nonfarm Employment 1,713.3 1,594.2 1,696.8 -119.1 -7.0% 102.6 6.4% -16.5 -1.0% 86.1%
Total Private 1,458.2 1,346.5 1,469.0 -111.7 -7.7% 122.5 9.1% 10.8 0.7% 109.7%
Goods Producing 255.5 211.5 225.4 -44.0 -17.2% 13.9 6.6% -30.1 -11.8% 31.6%
Connecticut Construction Sector Employment Construction / Mining 69.7 49.5 62.0 -20.2 -29.0% 12.5 25.3% -7.7 -11.0% 61.9%
Connecticut Manufacturing Sector Employment Manufacturing 185.8 162.0 163.4 -23.8 -12.8% 1.4 0.9% -22.4 -12.1% 5.9%
Service Producing 1,457.8 1,382.7 1,471.4 -75.1 -5.2% 88.7 6.4% 13.6 0.9% 118.1%
Connecticut Transportation and Public Utilities Sector Employment Transportation and Public Utilities 309.6 283.1 298.0 -26.5 -8.6% 14.9 5.3% -11.6 -3.7% 56.2%
Connecticut Information Sector Employment Information 38.0 31.9 31.0 -6.1 -16.1% -0.9 -2.8% -7.0 -18.4% -14.8%
Connecticut Financial Activities Sector Employment Financial Activities 144.5 134.9 127.0 -9.6 -6.6% -7.9 -5.9% -17.5 -12.1% -82.3%
Connecticut Professional and Business Services Sector Employment Professional and Business Services 213.3 191.1 221.8 -22.2 -10.4% 30.7 16.1% 8.5 4.0% 138.3%
Connecticut Educational and Health Services Sector Employment Educational and Health Services 295.0 303.4 341.2 8.4 2.8% 37.8 12.5% 46.2 15.7% N/A *
Connecticut Leisure and Hospitality Sector Employment Leisure and Hospitality 138.5 130.4 159.9 -8.1 -5.8% 29.5 22.6% 21.4 15.5% 364.2%
Connecticut Other Services Sector Employment Other Services 63.8 60.2 64.7 -3.6 -5.6% 4.5 7.5% 0.9 1.4% 125.0%
Connecticut Government Sector Employment Government ** 255.1 247.7 227.8 -7.4 -2.9% -19.9 -8.0% -27.3 -10.7% -268.9%
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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