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  2018 Business Sector Economic Scorecard - State of Connecticut Seasonally Adjusted / Not Seasonally Adjusted Last Updated: October 18, 2018
Business Scorecard The health of the business sector will affect, among other things, the ability of firms to hire workers and, particularly in regard to businesses selling their goods and services outside the State, the ability to increase the State’s income through exports. There are several indicators that provide a picture of the business sector's vital signs. The levels, changes from the previous period, and year-to-year changes, of  Housing Permits #1 give not only a reading of the State’s construction sector, but also of the financial sector, particularly in terms of mortgage-lending activity, and ultimately, consumer spending on durable goods and services related to the purchase of a new house. Air Cargo Tons #2 (Discontinued Sept 2014) and the value of Exports #3 (collected quarterly pre-2004) gauges the ability of businesses to compete in the world market. Connecticut Manufacturing Production Index (CMPI) #7 and Average Manufacturing Weekly Hours (AMWH) #8 provide a measure of the State’s manufacturing activity, while the strength of the entertainment and tourism sectors is reflected in the Gaming Slots Revenues #4Visitors to Major Attractions #5, and Air Passenger Counts #6.
Month 2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 317 342 Plus Grade
Feb 175 470 Plus Grade
Mar 398 321 Minus Grade
Apr 253 290 Plus Grade
May 402 383 Minus Grade
Jun 360 413 Plus Grade
Jul 430 494 Plus Grade
Aug 489 349 Minus Grade
Sep 434 269 Minus Grade
Oct 561
Nov 369
Dec 299
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
980 1,134 Plus Grade
965 1,064 Plus Grade
1,437 1,536 Plus Grade
1,144 1,489 Plus Grade
1,057 1,642 Plus Grade
1,205 1,571 Plus Grade
1,293 1,283 Minus Grade
1,332 1,594 Plus Grade
1,438
1,390
1,179
1,331
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
1,029 984 Minus Grade
1,018 1,019 Plus Grade
1,138 1,198 Plus Grade
1,153 1,129 Minus Grade
1,124 1,098 Minus Grade
1,088 1,111 Plus Grade
1,239 1,198 Minus Grade
1,160 1,154 Minus Grade
1,151 1,055 Minus Grade
1,072
1,061
1,110
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
2,599 2,461 Minus Grade
2,884 2,722 Minus Grade
2,937 3,402 Plus Grade
4,979 5,192 Minus Grade
5,154 5,554 Plus Grade
7,123 7,201 Plus Grade
8,914
9,601
6,173
5,809
3,859
4,675
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
4,610 4,692 Plus Grade
4,374 4,647 Plus Grade
5,297 5,484 Plus Grade
5,531 5,796 Plus Grade
5,717 5,766 Plus Grade
5,653 5,695 Plus Grade
5,910 6,210 Plus Grade
5,975 6,346 Plus Grade
4,846
5,722
5,453
5,269
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
93.5 86.0 Minus Grade
94.0 94.7 Plus Grade
102.0 91.5 Minus Grade
100.1 90.6 Minus Grade
107.7 111.8 Plus Grade
100.3 84.7 Minus Grade
97.6 99.5 Minus Grade
98.3 107.7 Minus Grade
92.3 99.9 Minus Grade
86.0
94.7
91.5
2017 2018 Year-to-Year comparisons
40.1 40.3 Plus Grade
39.4 40.9 Plus Grade
39.4 39.7 Plus Grade
39.9 40.8 Plus Grade
39.5 41.0 Plus Grade
39.5 40.5 Plus Grade
40.2 41.2 Plus Grade
39.7 40.9 Plus Grade
39.8 41.0 Plus Grade
40.6
39.9
40.9
Total Up Down NC Net %
 7 4 3 0 +14%
 7 6 1 0 +71%
 7 5 2 0 +43%
 7 4 3 0 +14%
 7 5 2 0 +43%
 7 6 1 0 +71%
 6 3 3 0 0%
 6 3 3 0 0%
 4 1 3 0 -50%
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