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Labor Market Information - Professional and Business Services Sector State of Connecticut
Last Updated: April 18, 2024
  Professional and Business Services Sector ~ State of Connecticut Select Industry  
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220,800 222,400 -1,600 -0.7% 220,800 223,200 -2,400 -1.1% 220,800 189,000 31,800 16.8% 220,800 213,700 7,100 3.3%
The professional and business services supersector is made up of three parts: the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (sector 54), the management of companies and enterprises sector (sector 55), and the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (sector 56). The professional, scientific, and technical services sector comprises establishments that specialize in performing professional, scientific, and technical activities for others. Activities performed include: legal advice and representation; accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services; architectural, engineering, and specialized design services; computer services; consulting services; research services; advertising services; photographic services; translation and interpretation services; veterinary services; and other professional, scientific, and technical services.

The management of companies and enterprises sector comprises (1) establishments that hold the securities of (or other equity interests in) companies and enterprises for the purpose of owning a controlling interest or influencing management decisions or (2) establishments (except government establishments) that administer, oversee, and manage establishments of the company or enterprise and that normally undertake the strategic or organizational planning and decisionmaking role of the company or enterprise.

The administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector comprises establishments performing routine support activities for the day-to-day operations of other organizations. These essential activities are often undertaken in-house by establishments in many sectors of the economy. Activities performed include: office administration, hiring and placing of personnel, document preparation and similar clerical services, solicitation, collection, security and surveillance services, cleaning, and waste disposal services.

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 Month  2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y 2018 Y/Y 2019 Y/Y 2020 Y/Y 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 218,500 218,500 220,000 220,500 218,500 219,600 208,800 220,000 223,000 224,000
 Feb 219,000 218,700 219,500 221,000 218,800 216,400 210,500 220,200 222,200 222,400
 Mar 218,900 219,700 219,600 220,700 218,000 217,500 210,600 222,900 223,200 220,800
 Apr 218,500 219,200 219,200 219,600 219,600 196,000 212,000 222,700 221,100
 May 220,100 219,000 218,800 220,700 219,600 198,000 213,700 222,600 221,600
 Jun 220,100 219,300 219,400 220,800 220,400 199,100 214,000 222,600 221,800
 Jul 218,600 218,800 219,500 221,200 220,100 200,600 214,700 222,900 221,200
 Aug 218,700 219,000 219,700 221,700 219,700 202,800 214,900 222,800 221,200
 Sep 218,500 219,000 219,900 221,700 219,600 204,700 214,800 222,900 221,500
 Oct 219,800 218,700 219,800 221,800 218,300 207,000 217,300 222,300 221,900
 Nov 219,900 218,100 220,000 221,300 217,800 208,200 218,600 222,100 220,500
 Dec 219,500 219,300 220,400 221,000 217,000 209,000 219,400 222,000 220,900
 Month  2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y
 Jan 202,700 206,600 209,900 214,200 202,300 189,000 198,700 205,300 207,700 212,200
 Feb 202,900 208,400 210,400 213,500 199,600 190,900 199,200 204,800 208,500 212,400
 Mar 203,100 208,700 210,000 213,700 197,700 191,500 198,700 207,400 208,100 213,000
 Apr 203,300 209,400 211,100 213,000 195,000 194,700 200,100 206,700 208,500 214,500
 May 203,500 209,000 212,100 212,000 194,400 195,000 200,300 206,700 209,100 216,000
 Jun 203,900 209,500 212,400 212,000 193,000 195,600 200,200 206,700 210,100 215,600
 Jul 205,800 208,700 211,500 211,300 191,900 196,200 201,200 207,300 210,700 215,600
 Aug 205,400 209,600 211,800 209,900 192,400 196,500 201,000 207,600 212,300 215,500
 Sep 206,100 209,700 211,500 208,900 192,400 196,500 201,900 208,400 212,400 215,800
 Oct 206,300 209,900 212,500 206,600 192,500 197,600 202,600 207,800 212,200 215,800
 Nov 206,800 210,000 212,700 205,100 193,100 197,100 204,200 207,900 212,300 216,400
 Dec 206,900 211,200 213,600 203,300 193,800 197,400 204,600 207,900 211,900 217,300
 Month  1995 Y/Y 1996 Y/Y 1997 Y/Y 1998 Y/Y 1999 Y/Y 2000 Y/Y 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y
 Jan 178,800 185,000 193,600 204,400 212,100 218,000 217,600 208,200 203,200 201,000
 Feb 179,600 187,500 194,700 205,000 211,900 218,200 214,700 207,900 203,000 200,900
 Mar 179,700 188,100 195,300 205,900 212,900 218,700 213,800 208,200 201,800 201,000
 Apr 179,800 189,200 196,700 206,400 213,500 219,200 214,100 208,100 201,700 200,800
 May 180,300 190,400 196,900 206,700 213,700 219,800 217,700 207,300 200,700 201,600
 Jun 180,200 191,300 197,500 207,200 215,000 220,700 214,800 206,800 199,400 201,800
 Jul 180,600 190,600 198,600 207,400 216,900 222,000 214,300 205,700 199,300 202,100
 Aug 181,700 192,900 198,200 207,700 217,100 221,000 213,000 205,500 199,500 202,200
 Sep 182,500 193,600 199,500 208,300 216,900 220,500 212,800 204,800 199,800 201,600
 Oct 181,000 195,600 199,800 209,300 217,200 220,200 211,600 204,300 200,800 200,900
 Nov 182,600 196,900 200,700 210,200 217,500 219,800 210,300 204,000 201,800 201,900
 Dec 183,500 197,100 202,300 211,000 218,100 219,600 209,000 203,200 200,900 202,500
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