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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: October 19, 2020
Connecticut recouped 17,000 more nonfarm payroll jobs in September 2020 (up 1.1%) after a revised 21,900 increase in August. Over the year, nonfarm employment in the state has dropped by 103,200 (-6.1%) positions and now holds at 1,585,100 seasonally adjusted. The preliminary August 2020 job gain of 20,400 was revised higher by 1,500 jobs. These are nonfarm job estimates from the business survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Private Sector employment increased by 14,700 (1.1%) to 1,359,600 jobs over the month in September and are now down by 90,900 (-6.3%) jobs since September 2019. The Government supersector added 2,300 net jobs in September (1.0%) to a total of 225,500 but is lower by 12,300 jobs (-5.2%) over the year. Local government (8,300) strength offset decreasing federal government employment from a winding down of Census (-300) and a big loss in state government (-5,700) in September. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors had employment gains in September.

Three industry supersector experienced declines.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Sep 2020 Sep 2019 Change Rate % Sep 2020 Aug 2020 Change Rate % Jul 2020 Jun 2020 May 2020
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,585,100 1,688,300 -103,200 -6.1% 1,585,100 1,568,100 17,000 1.1% 1,546,200 1,513,900 1,436,600
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,359,600 1,450,500 -90,900 -6.3% 1,359,600 1,344,900 14,700 1.1% 1,327,800 1,295,700 1,229,000
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,100 59,400 -2,300 -3.9% 57,100 57,600 -500 -0.9% 57,200 56,400 53,500
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 155,900 162,200 -6,300 -3.9% 155,900 154,400 1,500 1.0% 156,200 155,200 153,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 278,000 292,200 -14,200 -4.9% 278,000 276,000 2,000 0.7% 272,300 264,500 246,800
go to Information sector data table Information 29,600 31,500 -1,900 -6.0% 29,600 29,000 600 2.1% 29,000 29,200 28,400
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 119,400 123,800 -4,400 -3.6% 119,400 120,100 -700 -0.6% 118,700 118,200 118,700
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 212,300 219,200 -6,900 -3.1% 212,300 208,000 4,300 2.1% 206,500 202,500 200,300
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 322,500 339,600 -17,100 -5.0% 322,500 321,200 1,300 0.4% 313,500 312,800 299,700
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 127,900 157,100 -29,200 -18.6% 127,900 121,000 6,900 5.7% 117,000 104,100 82,400
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 56,300 64,900 -8,600 -13.3% 56,300 57,000 -700 -1.2% 56,800 52,300 45,500
go to Government sector data table Government 225,500 237,800 -12,300 -5.2% 225,500 223,200 2,300 1.0% 218,400 218,200 207,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 141,720,000 151,368,000 -9,648,000 -6.4% 141,720,000 141,059,000 661,000 0.5% 139,543,000 137,818,000 133,002,000
NOTE: Although consistent with prior Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) methodology, Connecticut's official unemployment rate for September produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program continues to be impacted by collection and classification challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Data collection and misclassification issues in the Current Population Survey (CPS), the foundation of the state's household-based labor force statistics, caused unemployment to be underestimated. The effect of the CPS misclassification problem on Connecticut's LAUS unemployment rate has declined since April and is now estimated to be in line with the misclassification at the national level. The BLS continues to work to overcome these problems as quickly as possible.
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