Labor market information – state of connecticut labor situation cirugia de hernia de disco lumbar l5 s1

WETHERSFIELD, september 20, 2018 – preliminary connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business payroll survey administered by the US bureau of labor statistics (BLS) show the state gained 1,100 net jobs (0.1%) in august 2018, to a level of 1,699,600, seasonally adjusted. Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 18,800 jobs (1.1%). The july 2018 originally-released job decline of 1,200 was revised up to a gain of 500 over the month. The number of the state’s unemployed residents was estimated at 80,900, seasonally adjusted, down 1,900 from july. As a result, connecticut’s august unemployment rate dropped by one-tenth of a point to 4.3%, seasonally adjusted. Resident employment estimates include the self-employed and residents working out of state and are determined separately from the nonfarm payroll job estimates above.


"After dips in march and april, we have now seen four straight months of employment gains in connecticut," said andy condon, director of the office of research. "On an annual basis, the construction, manufacturing, education & health services and leisure & hospitality sectors are all showing good growth. However, financial activities, a traditional employment foundation in connecticut, continues to show some weakness."

Private sector grew by 1,900 (0.1%) to 1,472,900 jobs over the month in august, and added 23,900 (1.6%) seasonally-adjusted jobs over the year. The government supersector continues to slip with a loss of 800 in august to a total of 226,700, with over-the-year losses at -5,100 or -2.2%. 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 august, while four declined. The educational and health services supersector led growing industries with 1,000 net new jobs (0.3%, 342,400 total jobs), while leisure and hospitality added 700 jobs, (0.4%, 161,300). Professional and business services (0.2%, 222,800) and construction and mining (0.8%, 62,600 jobs) were next, adding 500 new positions each. The financial activities supersector contributed 200 new jobs (0.2%, 127,300) while the other services supersector added 100 jobs (0.2%, 65,100) in august.

In addition to the government supersector mentioned above, the trade, transportation & utilities supersector lost 900 jobs (-0.3%, 297,200) in august, while manufacturing (-0.1%, 163,500) and information (-0.3%, 30,700) both saw small losses of 100.

Connecticut has now recovered 88.5% (105,400 jobs) of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the "great recession" (3/08-2/10). The job recovery is into its 102nd month and the state needs an additional 13,700 net new jobs to reach an overall nonfarm employment expansion. The state’s private sector continues its expansion from the recession and is at 113.2% (126,400) of the private sector jobs lost in that same employment downturn.

Connecticut’s recessionary job loss and recovery march 2008 – august 2018 connecticut’s recessionary job loss and recovery march 2008 – august 2018

Connecticut labor market areas (lmas): three of the six lmas seasonally adjusted by the bureau of labor statistics saw job increases in august 2018. Two lmas saw declines and the danbury LMA was unchanged at 79,100 jobs. The hartford-west hartford-east hartford LMA posted 1,000 net new positions (0.2%, 580,800). The bridgeport-stamford-norwalk LMA was next, adding 900 jobs (0.2%, 408,100), and the waterbury LMA added 700 new jobs (1.1%, 67,200). The norwich-new london-westerly LMA saw a 200 job loss (-0.2%, 131,800) and the new haven LMA (-0.0%, 286,100) saw a small decline of 100 jobs.

Information for the manufacturing production workweek and earnings can be found in the table section of this release under the "hours and earnings" data category. Current all-employee private sector hours and earnings estimates can be volatile due to fluctuating sample responses.

Consumer price index for all urban consumers increased 0.2 percent in august on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in july, the U.S. Bureau of labor statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The august 2018 unemployment rate for connecticut is estimated at 4.3% (seasonally adjusted), down one-tenth of a point from july 2018 and down two-tenths of a percentage point from a year ago when it was 4.5%. The US jobless rate in august 2018 was 3.9%, unchanged from july 2018.

The nonfarm employment estimate, derived from a survey of businesses, is a measure of jobs in the state; the unemployment rate and labor force estimates are based on a household survey, and measure the work status of people who live in connecticut. Overall, as the national and state economies recover, volatility in monthly numbers can be expected. Job and employment estimates are best understood in the context of their movement over several months rather than observed changes in a single month’s value.

Based on the local area unemployment statistics model (LAUS – a statistical model using the CPS – current population survey residential data), the number of connecticut unemployed residents, seasonally adjusted, was down 1,900 from july at 80,900 in august. Over the year, the number of the state’s jobless residents declined by 6,100 (-7.0%). The state’s labor force increased for the second month in a row by 700 (0.0%) over the month, but is down over the year (-15,100, -0.8%).

August 2018 seasonally-adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in connecticut fell by 339 claimants (-9.8%) to 3,106 from july 2018, and were lower by 505 claims (-14.0%) from the august 2017 level of 3,611.

The nonfarm employment estimate, derived from a survey of businesses, is a measure of jobs in the state; the unemployment rate and labor force estimates are based on a household survey, and measure the work status of people who live in connecticut. Overall, as the national and state economies recover, volatility in monthly numbers can be expected. Job and employment estimates are best understood in the context of their movement over several months rather than observed changes in a single month’s value.