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Construction jobs in Connecticut grow

Posted on November 5, 2018

The number of construction jobs in Connecticut are growing, according to labor statistics. 

The state lost 500 net jobs (-0.0%) in September 2018, to a level of 1,701,300, seasonally adjusted. Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 19,900 jobs (1.2%).

The August 2018 originally-released job increase of 1,100 was revised up 2,200 to a gain of 3,300 over the month. The number of the state’s unemployed residents was estimated at 80,100, seasonally adjusted, down 800 from August. As a result, Connecticut’s September unemployment rate dropped by one-tenth of a point to 4.2%, seasonally adjusted.

 

Private Sector fell by 1,000 (-0.1%) to 1,473,700 jobs over the month in September, but added 23,400 (1.6%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector added 500 jobs in September to a total of 227,600, with over-the-year losses now at 3,500 or -1.5%.

The Governmentsupersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.

Five of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in September, while five declined. The Construction and Mining supersector led growing industries with 1,000 net new jobs (1.6%, 63,400 total jobs), while Financial Activities also contributed 1,000 jobs (0.8%, 128,700). Manufacturing (0.2%, 222,800) grew by 800 jobs, (0.5%, 164,800). The Other Services (0.8%, 66,000) and above mentioned Government supersectors both contributed 500 new jobs in September.

The Trade, Transportation & Utilities supersector led declines, shedding 2,300 jobs (-0.8%, 294,800). Leisure and Hospitality dropped 1,100 jobs (-0.7%, 160,000) in September after several months of gains.

The Information supersector continues to struggle, falling by 400 positions (-1.3%, 30,300), while Educational and Health Services fell by 300 (-0.1%, 342,500). Finally, Professional and Business Services saw a small loss of 200 jobs (-0.1%, 222,600).

 

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