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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 22, 2018
Private Sector employment grew by 6,000 (0.4%) to 1,454,400 jobs over the month in December, and by by 10,600 seasonally adjusted jobs (0.7%) over the year. The Government supersector was unchanged in December at 230,600 jobs last month but over-the-year losses were at -3,100 or -1.3%. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Five of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in December, while four declined. The Government supersector remained unchanged. Professional and Business Services led growing industries with 2,700 net new jobs (1.2%, 219,000 total jobs). Trade, Transportation & Utilities was next with an increase of 2,600 jobs (0.9%, 300,300 total). There was surprising strength in the retail component. The Manufacturing ended the year on a strong note, gaining 2,000 jobs in December (1.3%, 160,300). Leisure and Hospitality reversed the trend of recent loses, showing a 1,600 job gain in December (1.1%, 153,300 total) and Educational and Health saw a smaller gain of 400 jobs (0.1%, 334,900) based on gains in healthcare & social assistance.

On the downside, Other Services dropped an estimated 1,200 jobs in December (-1.8%, 66,400 total). Construction and Mining mining industry shed 1,000 jobs (-1.6%, 56,100). Financial Activities lost 800 positions(-0.6%, 132,400 total) and the Information supersector dropped 300 jobs (-1.0%, 31,100 total).

Connecticut has now recovered 76.4% (91,000 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the Great Recession (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 94th month and the state needs an additional 28,100 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector has now recovered 96.6% (107,900) of the 111,700 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Dec 2017 Dec 2016 Change Rate % Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Change Rate % Oct 2017 Sep 2017 Aug 2017
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,685,200 1,677,500 7,700 0.5% 1,685,200 1,679,200 6,000 0.4% 1,681,000 1,687,200 1,686,900
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,454,400 1,443,600 10,800 0.7% 1,454,400 1,448,400 6,000 0.4% 1,450,000 1,455,300 1,454,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 56,100 58,000 -1,900 -3.3% 56,100 57,100 -1,000 -1.8% 58,400 56,500 57,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 160,300 156,200 4,100 2.6% 160,300 158,300 2,000 1.3% 157,300 156,700 157,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 300,300 298,100 2,200 0.7% 300,300 297,700 2,600 0.9% 297,700 299,100 298,000
go to Information sector data table Information 31,100 31,900 -800 -2.5% 31,100 31,400 -300 -1.0% 31,600 32,100 31,800
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 132,400 130,200 2,200 1.7% 132,400 133,200 -800 -0.6% 132,600 133,400 132,100
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 219,000 216,400 2,600 1.2% 219,000 216,300 2,700 1.2% 218,100 218,200 216,500
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 334,900 331,300 3,600 1.1% 334,900 334,500 400 0.1% 333,600 333,200 333,300
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 153,300 155,300 -2,000 -1.3% 153,300 151,700 1,600 1.1% 153,700 157,000 158,800
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 66,400 65,600 800 1.2% 66,400 67,600 -1,200 -1.8% 66,400 68,500 68,400
go to Government sector data table Government 230,800 233,900 -3,100 -1.3% 230,800 230,800 0 0.0% 231,000 231,900 232,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 147,380,000 145,325,000 2,055,000 1.4% 147,380,000 147,232,000 148,000 0.1% 146,980,000 146,769,000 146,731,000
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