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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: January 23, 2023
Connecticut's nonfarm industry payrolls decreased by 1,600 positions (-0.1%) in December 2022 to 1,667,900, while the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.2% (preliminary, seasonally adjusted). Connecticut's nonfarm industry employment is now 32,100 (2.0%) positions above the December 2021 level. The Nutmeg State has recovered 89.3% (258,300) of the 289,400 nonagricultural positions lost during the 2020 COVID lockdown. Temporary election poll workers boosted employment in November and led to December's decline. Annual average employment in 2022 was 41,600 (2.6%) above the 2021 average. Connecticut's unemployment rate was unchanged from the 4.2% November rate, and down by nine-tenths of a percentage point from the 5.1% rate a year ago. This release presents the labor statistics from two surveys (business establishment and residential) overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in partnership with the states.
Connecticut's Private Sector employment held even in December 2022 at 1,441,200 and is now higher by 30,700 positions (2.2%) from the December 2021 level. The state's Private Sector is now 92.1% recovered from the April 2020 COVID employment low. The Government supersector was lower last month, declining 1,600 jobs (-0.7%) to a level of 226,700. Total Government employment in the state is just 1,400 positions (0.6%) above year-ago levels and the public sector is only 57.6% recovered from the COVID April 2020 job trough. Local government (-1,600) accounted for all of the decrease last month as the temporary poll workers for election day (November 8th) were gone by December. The Government supersector in Connecticut includes all federal, state, local, and tribal government employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on tribal lands.

Five of the ten major industry supersectors tallied jobs in December 2022, while five declined.

The five Connecticut industry supersectors that increased employment in December 2022 (below)

The five industry supersectors that decreased in jobs in December 2022 (below)

The initially released November 2022 job gain of 6,200 (0.4%) was revised lower by 3,300 positions to a still positive gain of 2,900 (0.2%). November's initially released private sector gain of 3,300 was revised down to a 300 gain. The largest downward revision was in Administrative & Support Services.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Dec 2022 Dec 2021 Change Rate % Dec 2022 Nov 2022 Change Rate % Oct 2022 Sep 2022 Aug 2022
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,667,900 1,635,800 32,100 2.0% 1,667,900 1,669,500 -1,600 -0.1% 1,666,600 1,667,700 1,663,400
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,440,500 1,410,500 30,000 2.1% 1,440,500 1,441,200 -700 -0.0% 1,440,900 1,440,900 1,437,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 62,200 61,700 500 0.8% 62,200 63,300 -1,100 -1.7% 63,200 62,800 61,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 161,200 156,400 4,800 3.1% 161,200 160,400 800 0.5% 160,900 160,300 160,500
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 297,600 291,700 5,900 2.0% 297,600 297,400 200 0.1% 298,100 299,600 298,500
go to Information sector data table Information 30,800 30,200 600 2.0% 30,800 31,100 -300 -1.0% 31,000 30,800 30,300
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 116,300 116,700 -400 -0.3% 116,300 116,200 100 0.1% 117,300 117,700 118,400
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 217,100 215,300 1,800 0.8% 217,100 219,100 -2,000 -0.9% 218,200 219,400 220,000
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 343,000 334,900 8,100 2.4% 343,000 342,000 1,000 0.3% 341,300 340,100 339,200
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 151,700 142,600 9,100 6.4% 151,700 150,700 1,000 0.7% 150,100 149,100 148,400
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 60,100 60,500 -400 -0.7% 60,100 60,500 -400 -0.7% 60,300 60,600 60,300
go to Government sector data table Government 226,700 225,300 1,400 0.6% 226,700 228,300 -1,600 -0.7% 225,700 226,800 225,600
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 153,743,000 149,240,000 4,503,000 3.0% 153,743,000 153,520,000 223,000 0.1% 153,264,000 153,001,000 152,732,000
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