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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: July 16, 2020
Connecticut's official unemployment rate for June produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics program (LAUS) continues to be impacted by pandemic-related survey data problems. Data collection and misclassification issues in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, the foundation of the state's residential labor force statistics, caused residential unemployment to be significantly underestimated. Connecticut's official unemployment rate is not accurate (see below). The Bureau of Labor Statistics is actively working to overcome this problem as quickly as possible.
Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business payroll survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state gained 73,300 net jobs (5.1%) in June 2020, to a level of 1,509,900 seasonally adjusted. However, over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state fell by 172,700 (-10.3%) seasonally adjusted. The May 2020 job gain of 25,800 was revised up by 2,600 jobs. The change in payroll job estimates is considered statistically significant.

Private Sector sector employment recovered by 68,200 (5.5%) to 1,297,200 jobs over the month in June and are now down by 150,800 (-10.4%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over June 2019. The Government supersector grew by 5,100 jobs in June to a total of 212,700 and is down by 21,900 jobs (-9.3%) over the year. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Eight of the ten major industry supersectors employment gains in June. Improving supersectors included:

One supersector saw declines:

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Jun 2020 Jun 2019 Change Rate % Jun 2020 May 2020 Change Rate % Apr 2020 Mar 2020 Feb 2020
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,509,900 1,682,600 -172,700 -10.3% 1,509,900 1,436,600 73,300 5.1% 1,408,200 1,677,400 1,699,500
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,297,200 1,448,000 -150,800 -10.4% 1,297,200 1,229,000 68,200 5.5% 1,195,700 1,442,300 1,462,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 56,300 59,600 -3,300 -5.5% 56,300 53,500 2,800 5.2% 50,200 60,200 60,500
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 154,300 162,200 -7,900 -4.9% 154,300 153,200 1,100 0.7% 151,000 162,800 162,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 265,900 290,000 -24,100 -8.3% 265,900 246,800 19,100 7.7% 240,900 291,800 293,700
go to Information sector data table Information 28,400 31,500 -3,100 -9.8% 28,400 28,400 0 0.0% 29,700 31,400 31,500
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 118,300 123,400 -5,100 -4.1% 118,300 118,700 -400 -0.3% 119,800 123,000 124,300
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 200,900 219,300 -18,400 -8.4% 200,900 200,300 600 0.3% 196,200 224,100 222,500
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 316,000 338,000 -22,000 -6.5% 316,000 299,700 16,300 5.4% 296,700 339,300 344,000
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 104,300 158,100 -53,800 -34.0% 104,300 82,400 21,900 26.6% 70,000 144,600 157,900
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 52,300 65,400 -13,100 -20.0% 52,300 45,500 6,800 14.9% 40,700 64,500 64,700
go to Government sector data table Government 212,700 234,600 -21,900 -9.3% 212,700 207,600 5,100 2.5% 212,500 235,100 237,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 137,802,000 150,759,000 -12,957,000 -8.6% 137,802,000 133,002,000 4,800,000 3.6% 130,403,000 151,582,000 152,463,000
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