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Labor Market Information - State of Connecticut Most Recent Labor Force Data by Labor Market Area (LMA)
  Current Labor Force Data for Labor Market Area (LMA) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: June 21, 2019
May 2019 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,908,400 1,840,000 68,300 3.6%
Bridgeport-Stamford 467,210 450,235 16,975 3.6%
Danbury 106,748 103,574 3,174 3.0%
Enfield 50,869 49,195 1,674 3.3%
Hartford 626,999 604,548 22,451 3.6%
New Haven 327,125 315,662 11,463 3.5%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 126,840 122,378 4,462 3.5%
Torrington-Northwest 47,499 45,970 1,529 3.2%
Waterbury 112,234 107,306 4,928 4.4%
Danielson-Northeast 42,833 41,180 1,653 3.9%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 142,455 137,513 4,942 3.5%
Westerly, RI 15,615 15,135 480 3.1%
UNITED STATES 162,655,000 157,152,000 5,503,000 3.4%
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 considelightblue 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.

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