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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: June 18, 2015
Connecticut’s Private Sector employers boosted nonfarm positions by 6,600 (0.46%) in May 2015, and now the state’s private sector firms have increased nonfarm employment by 24,600 (1.72%) jobs over the year. The Government supersector posted a slight jobs decline in May (-200, -0.08%), but is now contributing somewhat to over the year nonfarm job gains (1,500, 0.63%).

Six of the ten major industry supersectors added jobs in May, while three declined and the Financial Activities supersector went unchanged. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities (3,200, 1.1%, TTU) supersector led all major industries in May job growth with retail trade (1,900, 1.0%) backing the increase. A new shopping outlet mall opened at an Indian casino in the eastern part of the state around mid-month, boosting the retail trade segment. The combined Construction and Mining (2,400, 4.2%) supersector also delivered a strong monthly increase as the building sector posted its’ best job gain in 2015. The Leisure and Hospitality (1,200, 0.8%) supersector was also a solid gainer in May. Smaller industry supersector job gains came from the Professional and Business Services (400, 0.2%), Information (300, 1.0%), and Other Services (200, 0.3%).

Manufacturing (-1,000, -0.6%) was the largest major industry supersector job decliner of three in May. Durable goods components (-1,100, -0.9%) in manufacturing were especially weak last month. Government (-200, -0.1%) and Education and Health Services (-100, -0.03%) meanwhile posted just very small declines.

The year-to-date Connecticut nonfarm job growth pace (seasonally adjusted) for the first five months of 2015 is 13,700 compared to 12,700 in the first five months of 2014. In 2013, the first five months yielded 6,000 seasonally adjusted jobs, while 2012 measured 4,200, and 2011 tallied 6,400. In 2010, the year the jobs recovery started in Connecticut, the first five months produced 5,100 jobs. This is the best five-month start to a year, in terms of nonfarm job gains, since the employment recovery began in February 2010. On a not seasonally adjusted basis, Connecticut May 2015 nonfarm employment surpassed 1.7 million (1,702,000) for the first time since November 2008 (1,701,400).

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
May 2015 May 2014 Change Rate % May 2015 Apr 2015 Change Rate % Mar 2015 Feb 2015 Jan 2015
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,691,800 1,665,700 26,100 1.6% 1,691,800 1,685,400 6,400 0.4% 1,686,000 1,682,700 1,685,600
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,451,900 1,427,300 24,600 1.7% 1,451,900 1,445,300 6,600 0.5% 1,447,400 1,444,300 1,447,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 58,400 55,700 2,700 4.8% 58,400 56,000 2,400 4.3% 54,700 55,500 55,800
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 159,900 159,600 300 0.2% 159,900 160,900 -1,000 -0.6% 159,700 159,300 159,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 306,800 301,100 5,700 1.9% 306,800 303,600 3,200 1.1% 304,900 303,300 301,800
go to Information sector data table Information 32,000 32,000 0 0.0% 32,000 31,700 300 0.9% 31,700 31,600 31,400
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 129,500 128,700 800 0.6% 129,500 129,500 0 0.0% 129,400 129,800 129,900
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 215,000 212,500 2,500 1.2% 215,000 214,600 400 0.2% 217,300 216,100 216,900
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 330,000 324,000 6,000 1.9% 330,000 330,100 -100 -0.0% 329,600 329,600 331,500
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 155,900 150,100 5,800 3.9% 155,900 154,700 1,200 0.8% 155,500 155,100 156,800
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 63,900 63,000 900 1.4% 63,900 63,700 200 0.3% 64,000 63,400 63,300
go to Government sector data table Government 239,900 238,400 1,500 0.6% 239,900 240,100 -200 -0.1% 238,600 238,400 238,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 141,679,000 138,621,000 3,058,000 2.2% 141,679,000 141,399,000 280,000 0.2% 141,144,000 141,057,000 140,793,000
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