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 Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery March 2008 - May 2020 Last Updated: June 18, 2020

Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery March 2008 - May 2020
Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery  March 2008 - May 2020
March
2008
January
2010
May
2020
Jobs Lost Recovered
Jobs Percent
CT Nonfarm Employment 1,716.6 1,596.7 1,434.0 -119.9 -162.7 -135.7%
Total Private Sector 1,457.4 1,345.4 1,226.2 -112.0 -119.2 -106.4%
* March 2008 was employment peak. January 2010 was employment trough.    Last Updated: June 18, 2020

Employment March 2008 - Feb 2010
Recession
Jan. 2010 - Mar 2020
Recovery
March 2008 - Mar 2020
Net
Job Loss
Recovered
Graphs Industry Mar-2008 Jan-2010 Mar-2020
Connecticut nonfarm employment Total Nonfarm Employment 1,716.6 1,596.7 1,677.4 -119.9 -7.0% 80.7 5.1% -39.2 -2.3% 67.3%
Total Private 1,457.4 1,345.4 1,442.3 -112.0 -7.7% 96.9 7.2% -15.1 -1.0% 86.5%
Goods Producing 255.2 211.5 223.6 -43.7 -17.1% 12.1 5.7% -31.6 -12.4% 27.7%
Connecticut Construction Sector Employment Construction / Mining 69.4 49.2 60.8 -20.2 -29.1% 11.6 23.6% -8.6 -12.4% 57.4%
Connecticut Manufacturing Sector Employment Manufacturing 185.8 162.3 162.8 -23.5 -12.6% 0.5 0.3% -23.0 -12.4% 2.1%
Service Producing 1,461.4 1,385.2 1,453.8 -76.2 -5.2% 68.6 5.0% -7.6 -0.5% 90.0%
Connecticut Transportation and Public Utilities Sector Employment Transportation and Public Utilities 308.6 283.4 291.8 -25.2 -8.2% 8.4 3.0% -16.8 -5.4% 33.3%
Connecticut Information Sector Employment Information 38.2 32.0 31.4 -6.2 -16.2% -0.6 -1.9% -6.8 -17.8% -9.7%
Connecticut Financial Activities Sector Employment Financial Activities 144.5 134.9 123.0 -9.6 -6.6% -11.9 -8.8% -21.5 -14.9% -124.0%
Connecticut Professional and Business Services Sector Employment Professional and Business Services 213.7 189.0 224.1 -24.7 -11.6% 35.1 18.6% 10.4 4.9% 142.1%
Connecticut Educational and Health Services Sector Employment Educational and Health Services 295.2 303.9 339.3 8.7 2.9% 35.4 11.6% 44.1 14.9% N/A *
Connecticut Leisure and Hospitality Sector Employment Leisure and Hospitality 138.3 130.3 144.6 -8.0 -5.8% 14.3 11.0% 6.3 4.6% 178.8%
Connecticut Other Services Sector Employment Other Services 63.7 60.4 64.5 -3.3 -5.2% 4.1 6.8% 0.8 1.3% 124.2%
Connecticut Government Sector Employment Government ** 259.2 251.3 235.1 -7.9 -3.0% -16.2 -6.4% -24.1 -9.3% -205.1%
Connecticut's Seasonally Adjusted Nonfarm Employment (000's)
* N/A - not applicable; the Education and Healthcare service sector actually gained jobs over the recession.
**Government employment includes employment on Indian Reservations, i.e. tribal government, Indian casinos, and other businesses.
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