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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: June 14, 2018
Private Sector employment grew by 4,300 (0.3%) to 1,460,800 jobs over the month in May, and remains up by 13,800 (1.0%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector lost 200 positions in May to a total of 229,900, with over-the-year losses at -2,300 or -1.0%. 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 May, while four declined. The Manufacturing was unchanged. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector led growing industries with 2,600 net new jobs (0.9%, 300,200 total jobs) in May. Other Services were next with 1,000 net new jobs (1.6%, 65,400). Educational and Health Services (0.1%, 339,300) and Leisure and Hospitality (0.3%, 155,000) both added 500 jobs in May. Lastly, the Financial Activities supersector was up by 400 jobs (0.3%, 128,000).

On the down side, the Construction and Mining supersector dropped 300 jobs (-0.5%, 59,400) in May, while Professional and Business Services (-0.1%, 220,300) and the Information (-0.7%, 30,400) supersectors both saw small losses of 200.

Connecticut has now recovered 81.0% (96,500 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the “Great Recession” (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 99th month and the state needs an additional 22,600 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state’s Private Sector has now recovered 102.3% (114,300) of the 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
May 2018 May 2017 Change Rate % May 2018 Apr 2018 Change Rate % Mar 2018 Feb 2018 Jan 2018
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,690,700 1,679,200 11,500 0.7% 1,690,700 1,686,600 4,100 0.2% 1,688,500 1,692,000 1,689,400
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,460,800 1,447,000 13,800 1.0% 1,460,800 1,456,500 4,300 0.3% 1,458,200 1,461,500 1,458,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 58,800 58,400 400 0.7% 58,800 59,200 -400 -0.7% 59,400 58,900 57,100
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 162,800 158,700 4,100 2.6% 162,800 162,800 0 0.0% 162,600 162,800 163,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 300,200 297,500 2,700 0.9% 300,200 297,600 2,600 0.9% 298,700 300,200 300,200
go to Information sector data table Information 30,400 31,700 -1,300 -4.1% 30,400 30,600 -200 -0.7% 30,700 30,600 30,700
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 128,000 127,900 100 0.1% 128,000 127,600 400 0.3% 128,400 128,900 128,000
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 220,300 217,700 2,600 1.2% 220,300 220,500 -200 -0.1% 221,100 220,500 221,100
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 339,300 333,900 5,400 1.6% 339,300 338,800 500 0.1% 338,500 338,500 337,600
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 155,000 155,700 -700 -0.4% 155,000 154,500 500 0.3% 153,800 155,200 154,700
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 65,400 64,900 500 0.8% 65,400 64,400 1,000 1.6% 64,400 65,300 65,500
go to Government sector data table Government 229,900 232,200 -2,300 -1.0% 229,900 230,100 -200 -0.1% 230,300 230,500 230,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 148,662,000 146,299,000 2,363,000 1.6% 148,662,000 148,439,000 223,000 0.2% 148,280,000 148,125,000 147,801,000
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