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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: November 18, 2021
Connecticut nonfarm employment gained 5,300 positions (0.3%) in October 2021 to a level of 1,616,800 (seasonally adjusted). Connecticut industry jobs are now 39,100 (2.5%) positions higher than October 2020 levels. This is the tenth consecutive monthly gain in 2021 for a 4,600 monthly average pace. Connecticut has now recovered 72.8% (212,900) of the 292,400 positions lost in the March and April 2020 COVID lockdown period. September 2021 job gains were revised higher by 1,800 to a 6,500 (0.4%) gain. These monthly statewide industry job estimates are produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from an updated sample of businesses in the state.

Private Sector employment increased by 5,900 jobs (0.4%) to 1,392,600 in October 2021 and is now higher by 40,300 jobs (3.0%) from October 2020. The Government supersector was lower by 600 jobs (-0.3%) in October to a level of 224,200. This is 1,200 (-0.5%) positions lower than October 2020. Year ago federal government job levels were boosted by temporary Census jobs. The Government supersector includes all federal, state, and local employment, including public education and Native American casino employment located on tribal reservation land.

Six of the ten major industry supersectors produced employment gains while four declined in October.

Six improving industry supersectors last month included:

Four industry supersectors decreased in October 2021:

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Oct 2021 Oct 2020 Change Rate % Oct 2021 Sep 2021 Change Rate % Aug 2021 Jul 2021 Jun 2021
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,616,800 1,577,700 39,100 2.5% 1,616,800 1,611,500 5,300 0.3% 1,605,000 1,602,000 1,590,900
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,392,600 1,352,300 40,300 3.0% 1,392,600 1,386,700 5,900 0.4% 1,379,300 1,374,200 1,366,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 59,100 56,800 2,300 4.0% 59,100 59,400 -300 -0.5% 57,600 56,700 55,400
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 153,100 151,400 1,700 1.1% 153,100 153,400 -300 -0.2% 152,600 151,700 151,300
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 291,500 287,000 4,500 1.6% 291,500 290,600 900 0.3% 287,400 287,300 285,400
go to Information sector data table Information 27,900 29,000 -1,100 -3.8% 27,900 28,000 -100 -0.4% 27,600 27,600 27,200
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 119,300 120,100 -800 -0.7% 119,300 118,000 1,300 1.1% 117,800 117,100 117,400
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 211,900 203,500 8,400 4.1% 211,900 210,600 1,300 0.6% 210,300 209,500 208,000
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 333,500 324,200 9,300 2.9% 333,500 332,100 1,400 0.4% 331,100 331,700 329,700
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 135,200 121,900 13,300 10.9% 135,200 134,100 1,100 0.8% 133,400 131,600 129,800
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 60,600 57,900 2,700 4.7% 60,600 60,000 600 1.0% 61,000 60,500 61,400
go to Government sector data table Government 224,200 225,400 -1,200 -0.5% 224,200 224,800 -600 -0.3% 224,600 227,800 224,800
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 148,319,000 142,545,000 5,774,000 4.1% 148,319,000 147,788,000 531,000 0.4% 147,476,000 146,993,000 145,902,000
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