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Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
  State of Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment Last Updated: August 16, 2018
Private Sector fell by 1,000 (-0.1%) to 1,469,000 jobs over the month in July, but grew by 20,400 (1.4%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector saw a small loss of 200 in July to a total of 227,800, with over-the-year losses at -3,800 or -1.6%. The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Four of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in July, while six declined. The Leisure and Hospitality supersector led growing industries with 1,600 net new jobs (1.0%, 159,900 total jobs) in July. Educational and Health Services (0.1%, 341,200) and Construction and Mining (0.7%, 62,000 jobs) were next, adding 400 new positions each. The Information supersector contributed new 100 jobs (0.3%, 31,000) last month.

In addition to the Government supersector mentioned above, the Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector lost 1,300 jobs (-0.4%, 298,000) in July, while Professional and Business Services lost 900 positions (-0.4%, 221,800). Other Services (-0.9%, 64,700) dropped 600 jobs and Financial Activities shed another 400 (-0.3%, 127,000). Finally, Manufacturing saw a small loss of 300 jobs (-0.2%, 163,400). Connecticut has now recovered 86.1% (102,600 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "Great Recession" (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 101st month and the state needs an additional 16,500 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state's Private Sector has fully recovered from the recession and is at 109.7% (122,500) of the private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Jul 2018 Jul 2017 Change Rate % Jul 2018 Jun 2018 Change Rate % May 2018 Apr 2018 Mar 2018
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,696,800 1,680,200 16,600 1.0% 1,696,800 1,698,000 -1,200 -0.1% 1,692,700 1,686,600 1,688,500
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,469,000 1,448,600 20,400 1.4% 1,469,000 1,470,000 -1,000 -0.1% 1,463,100 1,456,500 1,458,200
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 61,400 58,200 3,200 5.5% 61,400 61,000 400 0.7% 59,500 59,200 59,400
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 163,400 159,200 4,200 2.6% 163,400 163,700 -300 -0.2% 163,100 162,800 162,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 298,000 297,400 600 0.2% 298,000 299,300 -1,300 -0.4% 299,600 297,600 298,700
go to Information sector data table Information 31,000 31,400 -400 -1.3% 31,000 30,900 100 0.3% 30,700 30,600 30,700
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 127,000 128,000 -1,000 -0.8% 127,000 127,400 -400 -0.3% 127,500 127,600 128,400
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 221,800 218,100 3,700 1.7% 221,800 222,700 -900 -0.4% 221,200 220,500 221,100
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 341,200 333,500 7,700 2.3% 341,200 340,800 400 0.1% 339,200 338,800 338,500
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 159,900 157,000 2,900 1.8% 159,900 158,300 1,600 1.0% 156,100 154,500 153,800
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 64,700 65,200 -500 -0.8% 64,700 65,300 -600 -0.9% 65,600 64,400 64,400
go to Government sector data table Government 227,800 231,600 -3,800 -1.6% 227,800 228,000 -200 -0.1% 229,600 230,100 230,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 149,128,000 146,728,000 2,400,000 1.6% 149,128,000 148,971,000 157,000 0.1% 148,699,000 148,439,000 148,280,000
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