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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: October 18, 2019
September 2019 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,913,900 1,848,100 65,800 3.4%
Bridgeport-Stamford 468,401 452,233 16,168 3.5%
Danbury 106,670 103,691 2,979 2.8%
Enfield 51,252 49,626 1,626 3.2%
Hartford 627,948 606,032 21,916 3.5%
New Haven 329,938 318,840 11,098 3.4%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 126,657 122,385 4,272 3.4%
Torrington-Northwest 47,791 46,383 1,408 2.9%
Waterbury 112,244 107,460 4,784 4.3%
Danielson-Northeast 42,966 41,459 1,507 3.5%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 142,307 137,561 4,746 3.3%
Westerly, RI 15,650 15,176 474 3.0%
UNITED STATES 163,943,000 158,478,000 5,465,000 3.3%
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 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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