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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: July 20, 2015
Connecticut’s Private Sectors gained 2,600 (0.18%) nonfarm jobs in June 2015, and have now increased private employment by 27,900 (1.96%) jobs over the year. In contrast, the government supersector lost -2,000 net jobs in June (-0.83%), led lower by a weak local government subcomponent (-2,100, -1.4%). The government supersector has lost 900 positions (-0.38%) over the year.

Only four of the ten major industry supersectors added jobs in June, as five declined and the Information supersector was unchanged. The combined Construction and Mining (2,300, 3.9%) supersector was the best performing industry grouping last month following a strong gain in May as well. The next three positive industry supersectors all added 700 jobs and were highlighted by a Financial Activities supersector increase (0.5%). The Financial Activities supersector has turned positive in over the year employment comparisons this year. The Manufacturing (0.4%) and the Professional and Business Services (0.3%) also added 700 positions.

The Government supersector (-2,000, -0.8%) was the largest of five job declining industries in June. Local government (-2,100, -1.4%) was the main contributor to the job loss as the school year ended and summer hiring at the tribal casinos, which are tabulated in local government, has been subdued in recent years. The Leisure and Hospitality (-900, -0.6%) supersector was also somewhat lower last month. The Other Services (-400, -0.6%) and the Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-400, -0.1%, TTU) supersector both relinquished 400 jobs in June. Retail trade (+1,000, +0.5%) employment continued to be strong in June after May’s Tanger Outlet opening at Foxwood's Indian Casino, but wholesale trade (-800, -1.3%) and transportation and utilities (-600, -1.1%) job losses overwhelmed the TTU supersector. The Education and Health Services (-100, -0.03%) supersector, the largest of all of the state’s industry supersectors in employment at 330,000 - seasonally adjusted, was just marginally lower.

The year-to-date Connecticut nonfarm job growth pace (seasonally adjusted) for the first half of 2015 is 13,800 compared to 11,900 for the first six months of 2014.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Jun 2015 Jun 2014 Change Rate % Jun 2015 May 2015 Change Rate % Apr 2015 Mar 2015 Feb 2015
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,691,900 1,664,900 27,000 1.6% 1,691,900 1,691,300 600 0.0% 1,685,400 1,686,000 1,682,700
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,454,000 1,426,100 27,900 2.0% 1,454,000 1,451,400 2,600 0.2% 1,445,300 1,447,400 1,444,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 60,500 55,900 4,600 8.2% 60,500 58,300 2,200 3.8% 56,000 54,700 55,500
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 160,500 159,400 1,100 0.7% 160,500 159,800 700 0.4% 160,900 159,700 159,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 306,500 300,800 5,700 1.9% 306,500 306,900 -400 -0.1% 303,600 304,900 303,300
go to Information sector data table Information 31,900 31,900 0 0.0% 31,900 31,900 0 0.0% 31,700 31,700 31,600
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 130,200 128,300 1,900 1.5% 130,200 129,500 700 0.5% 129,500 129,400 129,800
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 215,200 212,000 3,200 1.5% 215,200 214,500 700 0.3% 214,600 217,300 216,100
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 330,000 324,400 5,600 1.7% 330,000 330,100 -100 -0.0% 330,100 329,600 329,600
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 155,200 150,000 5,200 3.5% 155,200 156,100 -900 -0.6% 154,700 155,500 155,100
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 63,400 62,800 600 1.0% 63,400 63,800 -400 -0.6% 63,700 64,000 63,400
go to Government sector data table Government 237,900 238,800 -900 -0.4% 237,900 239,900 -2,000 -0.8% 240,100 238,600 238,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 141,842,000 138,907,000 2,935,000 2.1% 141,842,000 141,619,000 223,000 0.2% 141,399,000 141,144,000 141,057,000
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