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Education jobs in Connecticut climb

Posted on July 12, 2019

More education jobs in Connecticut have grown, according to labor statistics.

Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business payroll
survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state lost 1,500 net jobs (-0.1%) in May 2019, to a level of 1,694,000 seasonally adjusted. Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 6,600 (0.4%). The April 2019 originally-released job gain of 300 was revised up by 200 to a gain of 500. The number of the state’s unemployed residents was estimated at 71,700, seasonally adjusted, down 800 from April.

Private sector employment fell by 1,600 (-0.1%) to 1,457,400 jobs over the month in May, and remains up 6,300 (0.4%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over May 2018. The government supersector was up slightly in May (100, 0.0%)
to a total of 236,300, and is up 300 jobs (0.1%) over the year. The government supersector 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 May, while four declined and the information supersector remained unchanged. Leisure & hospitality led gainers with an increase of 500 jobs (0.3%, 161,300
total jobs). The financial activities supersector (0.2%, 127,300) was next with a gain of 300 jobs. The professional & business services (0.1%, 219,100) supersector picked up 200 jobs while education & health services added 100 (0.0%, 338,500). The above mentioned government supersector added 100 positions.

The trade, transportation, and utilities supersector led declines, dropping 1,400 jobs (-0.5%, 294,100). Construction and mining was next, losing 900 positions (-1.5%, 59,600). Other services dropped 300, (-0.5%, 64,000) while manufacturing saw a small decline of 100 jobs (-0.1%, 160,700).

Connecticut has now recovered 80.8% (97,200 jobs) of the 120,300 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the “Great Recession” (3/08-1/10). The job recovery is into its 111th month and the state needs an additional 23,100 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion.

The state’s private sector continues fully recovered at 100.0% (112,000) of the 112,000 private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn.

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