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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: December 21, 2017
Private Sector employment fell by 3,300 (-0.2%) to 1,446,700 jobs over the month in November, but remains up by 2,800 jobs (0.2%) over the year. The Government supersector declined by 200 (-0.1%) to 230,800 jobs last month and over-the-year losses are at -3,500 or -1.5%. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casinos located on tribal land.

Six of the ten major industry supersectors lost employment in November, while only two increased. The Education and Health Services supersector remained unchanged ( 333,600 total jobs). Other Services led growing industries with 1,300 net new jobs (2.0%, 67,700 total jobs). Financial Activities saw an increase of 700 jobs (0.5%, 133,300 total).

On the downside, Leisure and Hospitality dropped an estimated 2,000 jobs in November (-1.3%, 151,700 total). Leisure and Hospitality has lost 9,400 seasonally adjusted jobs since its peak in June, 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. These losses are not reflected in the annualized not seasonally adjusted data. Professional and Business Services was next with a loss of 1,400 (-0.6%, 216,700 total). The volatile Construction and Mining industry shed 1,300 jobs (-2.2%, 57,100). Trade, Transportation & Utilities lost 400 positions (-0.1%, 297,300 total), driven by a 1,100 decline in retail employment. The Manufacturing (-0.1, 157,200) and Information (-0.3%, 31,500 total) supersectors both saw a small losses of 100 jobs.

Connecticut has now recovered 69.9% (83,300 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the Great Recession (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 93nd month and the state needs an additional 35,800 jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector also slipped a bit in the recovery, regaining 89.7% (100,200) of the 111,700 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn. The Government supersector has lost a total of 24,300 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
Nov 2017 Nov 2016 Change Rate % Nov 2017 Oct 2017 Change Rate % Sep 2017 Aug 2017 Jul 2017
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,677,500 1,678,200 -700 -0.0% 1,677,500 1,681,000 -3,500 -0.2% 1,687,200 1,686,900 1,691,100
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,446,700 1,443,900 2,800 0.2% 1,446,700 1,450,000 -3,300 -0.2% 1,455,300 1,454,100 1,458,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,100 58,100 -1,000 -1.7% 57,100 58,400 -1,300 -2.2% 56,500 57,700 58,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 157,200 156,000 1,200 0.8% 157,200 157,300 -100 -0.1% 156,700 157,000 156,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Transportation and Public Utilities 297,300 298,500 -1,200 -0.4% 297,300 297,700 -400 -0.1% 299,100 298,000 299,900
go to Information sector data table Information 31,500 32,100 -600 -1.9% 31,500 31,600 -100 -0.3% 32,100 31,800 31,800
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 133,300 130,200 3,100 2.4% 133,300 132,600 700 0.5% 133,400 132,100 133,000
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 216,700 215,800 900 0.4% 216,700 218,100 -1,400 -0.6% 218,200 216,500 216,400
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 333,600 331,200 2,400 0.7% 333,600 333,600 0 0.0% 333,200 333,300 333,400
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 151,700 155,300 -3,600 -2.3% 151,700 153,700 -2,000 -1.3% 157,000 158,800 159,100
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 67,700 66,100 1,600 2.4% 67,700 66,400 1,300 2.0% 68,500 68,400 68,900
go to Government sector data table Government 230,800 234,300 -3,500 -1.5% 230,800 231,000 -200 -0.1% 231,900 232,800 232,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 147,241,000 145,170,000 2,071,000 1.4% 147,241,000 147,013,000 228,000 0.2% 146,769,000 146,731,000 146,523,000
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