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Construction jobs in CT grow

Posted on March 2, 2019

The number of construction jobs in Connecticut has grown, according to a recent labor survey.

Private Sector grew by 1,600 (0.1%) to 1,478,000 jobs over the month in December, and added 23,500 (1.6%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector lost 500 jobs in December to a total of 227,500, with over-the-year losses now at 3,600 or -1.6%.

The Government supersector includes all federal, state and local employment, including public higher education and Native American casino employment located on tribal land.Six of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in December, while four declined. 

Construction and Mining led growing sectors with 2,100 net new jobs (3.2%, 67,500). Educational and Health Services was next, adding 1,100 jobs (0.3 %, 343,100). The Leisure and Hospitality supersector contributed 500 new positions (0.3%, 160,500); while Trade, Transportation & Utilities (0.1%, 295,000) added 400 and Information grew by 200 jobs (0.6%, 31,300).

Finally, Financial Activities added 100 jobs to the state’s total in December (0.1%, 130,400).

Connecticut has now recovered 93.5% (111,300 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the “Great Recession” (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 106th month and the state needs an additional 7,800 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state’sPrivate Sector continues its expansion from the recession and is at 117.7% (131,500) of the private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn.

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