State of Connecticut Home Follow Research on FacebookFollow Research on TwitterFollow CTDOL on InstagramFollow CTDOL on LinkedINFollow CTDOL on YouTube
Connecticut Department of Labor Home Connecticut Labor Market Information Home
Home About Publications FAQ Glossary Contact
Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: April 15, 2021
Connecticut nonfarm employment increased 5,400 (0.3%) in March 2021. Statewide total payroll employment is currently 103,000 (-6.1%) positions below year-ago levels at 1,580,300 jobs. Connecticut has now recovered 176,400 nonfarm jobs (60.3%) of the 292,400 positions lost in March and April 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Connecticut nonfarm industry employment estimates are from the business establishment survey directed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program.

Private Sector employment grew by 5,000 positions (0.4%) to 1,359,000 in March 2021 but is still lower by 89,900 (-6.2%) jobs from the same month a year ago. The Government supersector also added 400 jobs (0.2%) last month at 221,300 and is lower by 13,100 (-5.6%) positions over the year. This gain broke a string of four consecutive monthly public sector job losses. The Government supersector includes all federal, state, and local employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on tribal reservation land.

Seven of the ten major industry supersectors had employment gains in March 2021, while three declined.

Increasing industry supersectors (7) included:

Three industry supersectors (3) posted March 2021 (P) declines.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Mar 2021 Mar 2020 Change Rate % Mar 2021 Feb 2021 Change Rate % Jan 2021 Dec 2020 Nov 2020
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,580,300 1,683,300 -103,000 -6.1% 1,580,300 1,574,900 5,400 0.3% 1,571,800 1,570,800 1,575,400
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,359,000 1,448,900 -89,900 -6.2% 1,359,000 1,354,000 5,000 0.4% 1,350,800 1,349,700 1,350,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,100 59,800 -2,700 -4.5% 57,100 56,000 1,100 2.0% 56,100 56,700 56,400
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 152,800 160,100 -7,300 -4.6% 152,800 152,100 700 0.5% 152,100 152,900 151,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 289,300 293,100 -3,800 -1.3% 289,300 291,400 -2,100 -0.7% 290,600 287,500 288,400
go to Information sector data table Information 27,600 31,300 -3,700 -11.8% 27,600 27,700 -100 -0.4% 27,700 29,200 29,200
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 119,200 122,500 -3,300 -2.7% 119,200 118,600 600 0.5% 118,900 119,800 119,300
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 203,000 217,800 -14,800 -6.8% 203,000 205,600 -2,600 -1.3% 203,300 203,600 204,200
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 328,300 348,800 -20,500 -5.9% 328,300 322,900 5,400 1.7% 324,300 323,000 324,000
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 122,600 150,700 -28,100 -18.6% 122,600 121,000 1,600 1.3% 118,900 118,900 119,700
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 58,600 64,200 -5,600 -8.7% 58,600 58,200 400 0.7% 58,500 57,600 56,900
go to Government sector data table Government 221,300 234,400 -13,100 -5.6% 221,300 220,900 400 0.2% 221,000 221,100 225,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 144,120,000 150,840,000 -6,720,000 -4.5% 144,120,000 143,204,000 916,000 0.6% 142,669,000 142,582,000 142,809,000
Go Connecticut LMI Home State of Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109
LMI Home | CTDOL Home | CT.gov | Feedback | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more)
Go to the State of Connecticut website