Education & Health Services Top Private Employment Sector in CT

The Educational & Health Services sector leads the way in the private employment mix in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Labor.   Statistics indicate 317,000 people employed in that sector, followed by Trade, Transportation & Utilities, with 291,800,  Professional & Business Services, with 193,400 and Manufacturing with 167,900.  Rounding out the top ten are Leisure & Hospitality, 133,800; Financial Activities, 132,600; "Other Services," 59,800; Construction, Natural Resources & Mining, 50,200; and Information 31,700.  Data reflects totals as of August 2011.