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Labor Market Information - Connecticut Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
  Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: March 26, 2015
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence. The LAUS program is a federal-state cooperative endeavor in which states develop state and sub-state data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A major source of labor force data estimates, the Current Population Survey (CPS) includes a sample of over 1,600 Connecticut households each month regarding the labor force status of their occupants.

Labor force measures are based on the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over. People with jobs are counted as employed. People who are jobless, looking for jobs, and available for work are regarded as unemployed, and people who are neither employed nor unemployed are considered not in the labor force. The unemployment rate represents the percentage of the labor force that is unemployed. Annual average data is published after benchmark revisions are made.

LAUS Monthly Data - Most Recent Data / Current Year
LAUS for Labor Market Areas & Towns - February 2015 PDF
Local Area Unemployment Statistics - Current Version
LAUS Monthly Data w/ Annual Averages - Historical Data 1994-2014
LAUS Statewide Monthly Data - Historical Data 1976 - Current
Additional Information
Due to the expansion of the Current Population Survey, data for January 2001 and later are not fully comparable with those of earlier periods.
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