A farmhouse in the spring in Connecticut.


24% of jobs in Connecticut are supported by the retail industry 

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere - especially in Connecticut. Here is a quick look at retail's impact.

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Connecticut retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
Direct Labor Income
Direct Impact on GDP

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Retail Jobs in Connecticut

Connecticut-based small business owners Tom Wholley of Connecticut Mattress, Kimberly Pedrick of idiom boutique, Vishal Patel and Onyeka Obiocha of The Happiness Lab and Chris Zane of Zane’s Cycles talk about a day in the life of a small business owner and the rewarding experience of working in retail.

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry, except where otherwise noted.

The retail industry is defined as including retail, food services and drinking places.
Unless otherwise noted, the total impact statistics combine the industry’s direct, indirect and induced impacts. Employment is defined as the number of payroll and self-employed jobs, including part-time jobs. Labor income is defined as annual wages and salaries and benefits as well as proprietors’ income. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted. A business may consist of more than one establishment.