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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: November 16, 2017
Private Sector employment fell by 5,600 (-0.4%) to 1,449,700 jobs over the month in October, but remains up by 4,400 jobs (0.3%) over the year. The Government supersector declined by 1,000 (-0.4%) to 230,900 jobs last month and over-the-year losses are at -3,000, -1.3%. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casinos located on tribal land.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors lost employment in October, while three increased. Construction and Mining led growing industries with 2,200 net new jobs (3.9%, 59,300 total jobs). Education and Health Services saw an increase of 500 jobs (0.2%, 333,700 total) while the Manufacturing supersector contributed 100 jobs (0.1%, 156,800 total).

On the downside, Leisure and Hospitality dropped an estimated 3,000 jobs in October (-1.9%, 154,000 total). However, this large drop is more reflective of declines from a very strong summer season to more typical levels than it is of any weakness in the industry. Other Services was next with a loss of 2,100 (-3.1%, 66,400 total). Trade, Transportation & Utilities shed 1,400 jobs (-0.5%, 297,700) with the retail component accounting for all of the loss. Financial Activities activities lost 1,000 positions (-0.8%, 132,400 total), although the supersector remains up in employment over the year. The Government supersector also lost 1,000 positions (-0.4, 230,900), continuing its long-term downward slide. The Information supersector lost 500 jobs (-1.6%, 31,600 total). Finally, Professional and Business Services lost 400 jobs (-0.2%, 217,800 total).

Connecticut has now recovered 72.5% (86,400 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the Great Recession (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 92nd month and the state needs an additional 32,700 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector also slipped a bit in the recovery, regaining 92.4% (103,200) of the 111,700 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn. The Government supersector has lost a total of 24,200 positions since the recession began in March 2008.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Oct 2017 Oct 2016 Change Rate % Oct 2017 Sep 2017 Change Rate % Aug 2017 Jul 2017 Jun 2017
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,680,600 1,679,200 1,400 0.1% 1,680,600 1,687,200 -6,600 -0.4% 1,686,900 1,691,100 1,692,800
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,449,700 1,445,300 4,400 0.3% 1,449,700 1,455,300 -5,600 -0.4% 1,454,100 1,458,200 1,459,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 58,700 58,600 100 0.2% 58,700 56,500 2,200 3.9% 57,700 58,700 60,500
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 156,800 156,600 200 0.1% 156,800 156,700 100 0.1% 157,000 156,400 156,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,700 298,100 -400 -0.1% 297,700 299,100 -1,400 -0.5% 298,000 299,900 298,200
go to Information sector data table Information 31,600 32,200 -600 -1.9% 31,600 32,100 -500 -1.6% 31,800 31,800 31,900
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 132,400 130,400 2,000 1.5% 132,400 133,400 -1,000 -0.7% 132,100 133,000 132,800
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 217,800 216,600 1,200 0.6% 217,800 218,200 -400 -0.2% 216,500 216,400 216,300
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 333,700 330,700 3,000 0.9% 333,700 333,200 500 0.2% 333,300 333,400 333,200
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 154,000 155,300 -1,300 -0.8% 154,000 157,000 -3,000 -1.9% 158,800 159,100 161,100
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 66,400 66,200 200 0.3% 66,400 68,500 -2,100 -3.1% 68,400 68,900 67,800
go to Government sector data table Government 230,900 233,900 -3,000 -1.3% 230,900 231,900 -1,000 -0.4% 232,800 232,900 233,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 147,010,000 145,006,000 2,004,000 1.4% 147,010,000 146,749,000 261,000 0.2% 146,731,000 146,523,000 146,385,000
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