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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: June 16, 2016
May 2016 preliminary nonfarm job estimates indicate a 1,400 (-0.08%) monthly job loss, seasonally adjusted, as five of ten major industry supersectors added jobs. Tallied from May 2015, the state is now estimated to have increased nonfarm employment by 13,900 positions (0.83%) over the year with nine of ten major industry supersectors providing broad-based job gains. Through the first five months of the year, Connecticut has increased nonfarm jobs by 8,100. The employment gains in the first five months of 2015 were 5,800.

Connecticut's Private Sector employment at 1,449,300 was also lower in May by 2,400 (-0.17%) but is estimated to be higher by 14,700 jobs (1.02%, 1,225 jobs per month average) over the year. The Government supersector added 1,000 jobs (0.42%, 238,800 jobs) last month but remains the only declining major industry supersector (-800, -0.33%) since May 2015.

Five of the ten industry supersectors gained employment in May 2016 while five declined (seasonally adjusted). Manufacturing (1,200, 0.8%, 160,900 jobs) led gainers. The durable-goods production subsectors (800, 0.7%, 124,100 jobs), which includes defense and aerospace, have been growing lately. The Government supersector (1,000, 0.4%, 238,800 jobs) was the next biggest job gainer for May, although the gain may have more to do with seasonal adjustment rather than significant job gains. The Construction and Mining (900, 1.5%, 60,000 jobs) supersector also added positions last month. The building sectors have gained 2,400 jobs in the last two months. The Financial Activities (700, 0.5%, 132,500) supersector was up last month with gains from both finance and insurance (500, 0.5%, 111,700 jobs) and real estate (200, 1.0%, 20,800). The Other Services (400, 0.3%, 65,300 jobs) supersector produced a small monthly gain as well.

Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-2,600, -0.9%, 297,600 jobs) led declining industry supersectors in May. The retail trade (-2,700, -1.5%, 182,600 jobs) subcomponent was responsible for the entire monthly drop in this supersector. Education and Health Services (-1,400, -0.4%, 328,500 jobs) was also lower in job counts, led down by private education components (-800, -1.2%, 64,000 jobs) getting closer to the end of the school year. This supersector still remains the largest in numeric job growth over the year (2,800, 0.9%). The small Information industry supersector (-1,000, -2.9%, 33,600 jobs) posted a large loss in May which may have had some minor influence from the Verizon strike. The Professional and Business Services supersector (-400, -0.2%, 218,700 jobs) posted a small job loss as well. The Leisure and Hospitality (-200, -0.1%, 152,200 jobs) supersector exhibited just a slight job decline.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
May 2016 May 2015 Change Rate % May 2016 Apr 2016 Change Rate % Mar 2016 Feb 2016 Jan 2016
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,688,100 1,674,200 13,900 0.8% 1,688,100 1,689,500 -1,400 -0.1% 1,686,300 1,685,300 1,681,200
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,449,300 1,434,600 14,700 1.0% 1,449,300 1,451,700 -2,400 -0.2% 1,448,500 1,447,800 1,442,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 59,500 58,100 1,400 2.4% 59,500 58,600 900 1.5% 57,100 58,100 58,100
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 160,900 159,100 1,800 1.1% 160,900 159,700 1,200 0.8% 159,500 159,900 158,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,600 296,800 800 0.3% 297,600 300,200 -2,600 -0.9% 299,200 298,500 298,500
go to Information sector data table Information 33,600 32,400 1,200 3.7% 33,600 34,600 -1,000 -2.9% 34,300 33,600 33,100
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 132,500 130,200 2,300 1.8% 132,500 131,800 700 0.5% 131,100 130,900 131,500
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 218,700 216,400 2,300 1.1% 218,700 219,100 -400 -0.2% 217,500 216,600 216,900
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 328,500 325,700 2,800 0.9% 328,500 329,900 -1,400 -0.4% 329,200 329,100 325,100
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 152,200 151,200 1,000 0.7% 152,200 152,400 -200 -0.1% 155,400 155,000 154,900
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 65,300 64,100 1,200 1.9% 65,300 64,900 400 0.6% 64,700 65,600 65,400
go to Government sector data table Government 238,800 239,600 -800 -0.3% 238,800 237,800 1,000 0.4% 237,800 237,500 238,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 143,894,000 141,496,000 2,398,000 1.7% 143,894,000 143,856,000 38,000 0.0% 143,755,000 143,547,000 143,318,000
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