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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 21, 2020
NOTE: Connecticut's official unemployment rate for April produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics program (LAUS) must be considered inaccurate. Data collection and misclassification issues in the Current Population Survey, the foundation of the state's residential labor force statistics, caused residential unemployment to be severely underestimated.
Private Sector employment fell by 246,400 (-17.1%) to 1,195,900 jobs over the month in April, and are now down by 256,100 (-17.6%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over April 2019. The Government supersector fell by 19,900 jobs in April to a total of 215,200, and is down by 20,700 jobs (-8.8%) 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.

All of the ten major industry supersectors lost significant employment in April. The Leisure and Hospitality supersector (-50.1%, 72,100), was hardest hit, losing 72,500 positions. Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-17.3%, 241,400) was next with a loss of 50,400 net jobs. Educational and Health Services (-13.3%, 294,100) dropped 45,200 jobs. The Professional and Business Services supersector (-11.7%, 197,800) shed 26,300, while Other Services (-37.4%, 40,400) fell by 24,100. Manufacturing (-8.2%, 149,500) lost 13,300 while Construction and Mining (-17.6%, 50,100) declined by 10,700. The Financial Activities supersector (-2.1%, 120,400) was hit less hard, losing 2,600 jobs while the Information (-4.1%, 30,100) fell by 1,300.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Apr 2020 Apr 2019 Change Rate % Apr 2020 Mar 2020 Change Rate % Feb 2020 Jan 2020 Dec 2019
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,411,100 1,687,900 -276,800 -16.4% 1,411,100 1,677,400 -266,300 -15.9% 1,699,500 1,696,800 1,693,500
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,195,900 1,452,000 -256,100 -17.6% 1,195,900 1,442,300 -246,400 -17.1% 1,462,200 1,460,000 1,457,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 49,600 60,700 -11,100 -18.3% 49,600 60,200 -10,600 -17.6% 60,500 60,000 60,500
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 149,500 162,000 -12,500 -7.7% 149,500 162,800 -13,300 -8.2% 162,500 161,600 161,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 241,400 291,800 -50,400 -17.3% 241,400 291,800 -50,400 -17.3% 293,700 296,800 292,900
go to Information sector data table Information 30,100 31,300 -1,200 -3.8% 30,100 31,400 -1,300 -4.1% 31,500 31,400 31,600
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 120,400 123,800 -3,400 -2.7% 120,400 123,000 -2,600 -2.1% 124,300 124,000 124,200
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 197,800 219,600 -21,800 -9.9% 197,800 224,100 -26,300 -11.7% 222,500 222,200 223,100
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 294,100 338,200 -44,100 -13.0% 294,100 339,300 -45,200 -13.3% 344,000 343,300 342,600
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 72,100 158,600 -86,500 -54.5% 72,100 144,600 -72,500 -50.1% 157,900 155,700 155,900
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 40,400 65,500 -25,100 -38.3% 40,400 64,500 -24,100 -37.4% 64,700 64,400 64,600
go to Government sector data table Government 215,200 235,900 -20,700 -8.8% 215,200 235,100 -19,900 -8.5% 237,300 236,800 236,400
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 131,045,000 150,492,000 -19,447,000 -12.9% 131,045,000 151,582,000 -20,537,000 -13.5% 152,463,000 152,212,000 151,998,000
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