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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 22, 2024
Industry payroll jobs in Connecticut decreased 2,500 (-0.1%) in December 2023 to a level of 1,695,800, while the state's jobless rate increased two-tenths of a percent to 3.8% (preliminary, all seasonally adjusted data). Statewide nonfarm industry employment stands 22,700 (1.4%) positions higher than year-ago December levels. The state has recovered 99.4% (287,400) of the 289,100 nonagricultural jobs lost during the March-April 2020 COVID lockdown. The preliminary November 2023 job gain of 500 positions was revised lower by 600 jobs to now a minuscule loss (-100). Connecticut's December 2023 jobless rate is lower by two tenths of a percentage point from the 4.0% rate estimated a year ago. This release includes labor statistics from two monthly surveys (household and establishment) produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in association with the states.
Connecticut's Private Sector employment declined 2,900 (-0.2%) positions in December 2023 to 1,462,200 but remains higher by 18,000 jobs (1.2%) from the December 2022 level. The state's Private Sector is still fully recovered (100.5%) from the April 2020 COVID employment lockdown low point. November's preliminary Private Sector job small decline of 300 was revised down further by 700 jobs to a -1,000 (-0.1%) jobs loss. The Government supersector increased 400 jobs (0.2%) last month to a level of 233,600 jobs. The full Government sector employment in the state is 4,700 positions (2.1%) higher than year-ago levels. The public sector is now 86.6% recovered from the COVID April 2020 overall employment bottom. November's government gain was revised up by 100 to 900 (0.4%) from the initial 800 reported job gain. The state's Government supersector includes all civilian federal, state, local, and tribal government employment, including public education and Native American casino jobs located on federally recognized tribal reservations.

Consistent with established practice over the past many years, there will be no Labor Situation in February. On March 8, 2024, we will publish the January employment and unemployment numbers and the newly benchmarked data for 2023.

Three of the ten major industry supersectors increased jobs in December 2023, while six declined, and the Manufacturing supersector was unchanged.

The four industry supersectors that increased employment or were unchanged in December 2023 included:

The six industry supersectors that decreased jobs in December 2023 were:

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Dec 2023 Dec 2022 Change Rate % Dec 2023 Nov 2023 Change Rate % Oct 2023 Sep 2023 Aug 2023
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,695,800 1,673,100 22,700 1.4% 1,695,800 1,698,300 -2,500 -0.1% 1,698,400 1,695,000 1,691,200
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,462,200 1,444,200 18,000 1.2% 1,462,200 1,465,100 -2,900 -0.2% 1,466,100 1,463,400 1,461,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 60,000 60,400 -400 -0.7% 60,000 60,800 -800 -1.3% 61,400 60,600 61,600
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 158,400 159,100 -700 -0.4% 158,400 158,400 0 0.0% 158,100 158,800 157,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 300,700 295,700 5,000 1.7% 300,700 301,300 -600 -0.2% 302,400 300,000 300,100
go to Information sector data table Information 31,300 31,100 200 0.6% 31,300 31,500 -200 -0.6% 31,900 31,700 31,600
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 113,600 116,600 -3,000 -2.6% 113,600 113,900 -300 -0.3% 114,300 114,700 114,700
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 220,600 218,600 2,000 0.9% 220,600 221,900 -1,300 -0.6% 223,100 223,600 223,800
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 356,500 347,600 8,900 2.6% 356,500 358,500 -2,000 -0.6% 357,600 356,100 355,300
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 156,500 153,000 3,500 2.3% 156,500 155,300 1,200 0.8% 154,000 155,100 155,500
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 64,100 61,600 2,500 4.1% 64,100 63,000 1,100 1.7% 62,800 62,300 60,800
go to Government sector data table Government 233,600 228,900 4,700 2.1% 233,600 233,200 400 0.2% 232,300 231,600 229,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 157,232,000 154,556,000 2,676,000 1.7% 157,232,000 157,016,000 216,000 0.1% 156,843,000 156,738,000 156,476,000
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