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Education jobs in Connecticut decline

Posted on January 3, 2019

A number of education jobs in Connecticut have decreased, according to labor statistics.

 Job estimates from the business payroll survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state lost 500 net jobs (-0.03%) in November 2018, to a level of 1,702,900, seasonally adjusted. Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 23,000 jobs (1.4%). The October 2018 originally-released job increase of 1,500 was revised up by 1,500 jobs to a gain of 3,000 over the month. 

Private Sector fell by 500 (-0.03%) to 1,475,000 jobs over the month in November, but added 26,300 (1.8%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The Government supersector was flat in November to a total of 227,900, with over-the-year losses now at 3,300 or -1.4%.

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

Four of the ten major industry supersectors gained employment in November, while five declined and the Government remained unchanged (0.0%, 227,900 total jobs). 

Construction and Mining led growing sectors with 600 net new jobs (0.1%, 64,900). Other Services added 400 jobs (0.6%, 66,000) while Financial Activities added 300 jobs (0.2%, 130,200) and Information added 200 jobs (0.6%, 31,000).

The Educational and Health Services supersector led declines in November, losing 600 jobs (-0.2%, 341,500). Professional and Business Services was next, dropping 500 jobs (-0.2%, 222,800). Manufacturing (-0.2%, 164,300) and Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-0.1%, 295,000) both saw 400 job losses. Leisure and Hospitality (-0.1%, 159,300) saw a small loss of 100.
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