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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Industry Sector Employment
  Industry Sectors Employment (CES) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 20, 2021
Connecticut nonfarm employment increased 500 (0.03%) in April 2021 to 1,580,600 (seasonally adjusted). Statewide payroll jobs are now 176,700 (12.6%) positions higher than year-ago levels. April 2020 was the COVID-19 employment low (1,403,900). Connecticut has now recovered 60.4% of the 292,400 positions lost in March and April 2020 due to the lockdown. Connecticut monthly nonfarm job estimates are from the business workplace survey directed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program.

Private Sector employment was lower by 600 (-0.04%) to 1,357,900 in April 2021 but is now higher by 167,200 jobs (14.0%) from the same month a year ago. The Government supersector, added 1,100 jobs (0.5%) last month to a level of 222,700, and is now higher by 9,500 (4.5%) positions over the year. 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 had employment gains in April 2021, as four declined.

Six increasing industry supersectors included:

Four industry supersectors posted April 2021 (P) declines.

Labor Market Information - Connecticut, Employment Sectors & United States Nonfarm Employment
Year to Year Month to Month Previous Three Months
Apr 2021 Apr 2020 Change Rate % Apr 2021 Mar 2021 Change Rate % Feb 2021 Jan 2021 Dec 2020
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data State of Connecticut Employment
go to Connecticut nonfarm employment data table Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1,580,600 1,403,900 176,700 12.6% 1,580,600 1,580,100 500 0.0% 1,574,900 1,571,800 1,570,800
go to Private Sector sector data table Private Sector 1,357,900 1,190,700 167,200 14.0% 1,357,900 1,358,500 -600 -0.0% 1,354,000 1,350,800 1,349,700
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Goods Producing Industries
go to Construction sector data table Construction 57,600 49,500 8,100 16.4% 57,600 57,000 600 1.1% 56,000 56,100 56,700
go to Manufacturing sector data table Manufacturing 151,600 148,200 3,400 2.3% 151,600 152,200 -600 -0.4% 152,100 152,100 152,900
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data Service Providing Industries
go to Transportation and Public Utilities sector data table Trade, Transportation and Utilities 286,500 238,400 48,100 20.2% 286,500 288,800 -2,300 -0.8% 291,400 290,600 287,500
go to Information sector data table Information 28,300 28,600 -300 -1.0% 28,300 27,600 700 2.5% 27,700 27,700 29,200
go to Financial Activities sector data table Financial Activities 118,300 119,400 -1,100 -0.9% 118,300 119,000 -700 -0.6% 118,600 118,900 119,800
go to Professional and Business Services sector data table Professional and Business Services 206,300 195,800 10,500 5.4% 206,300 202,700 3,600 1.8% 205,600 203,300 203,600
go to Educational and Health Services sector data table Educational and Health Services 324,700 300,500 24,200 8.1% 324,700 328,800 -4,100 -1.2% 322,900 324,300 323,000
go to Leisure and Hospitality sector data table Leisure and Hospitality 125,300 67,400 57,900 85.9% 125,300 123,500 1,800 1.5% 121,000 118,900 118,900
go to Other Services sector data table Other Services 58,800 42,400 16,400 38.7% 58,800 58,400 400 0.7% 58,200 58,500 57,600
go to Government sector data table Government 222,700 213,200 9,500 4.5% 222,700 221,600 1,100 0.5% 220,900 221,000 221,100
Graph Follow link below for more charts & data United States Employment
go to United States nonfarm employment data table United States Nonfarm Employment 144,308,000 130,161,000 14,147,000 10.9% 144,308,000 144,042,000 266,000 0.2% 143,272,000 142,736,000 142,503,000
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