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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: September 20, 2019
August 2019 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,922,100 1,852,900 69,200 3.6%
Bridgeport-Stamford 472,931 456,019 16,912 3.6%
Danbury 107,946 104,706 3,240 3.0%
Enfield 51,436 49,742 1,694 3.3%
Hartford 628,245 604,890 23,355 3.7%
New Haven 329,120 317,525 11,595 3.5%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 128,665 124,296 4,369 3.4%
Torrington-Northwest 48,154 46,652 1,502 3.1%
Waterbury 112,015 107,039 4,976 4.4%
Danielson-Northeast 43,637 42,065 1,572 3.6%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 144,654 139,717 4,937 3.4%
Westerly, RI 15,989 15,421 568 3.6%
UNITED STATES 164,019,000 157,816,000 6,203,000 3.8%
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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