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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: August 18, 2017
July 2017 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,966,900 1,868,300 98,600 5.0%
Bridgeport-Stamford 487,733 463,788 23,945 4.9%
Danbury 111,900 107,247 4,653 4.2%
Enfield 51,628 49,158 2,470 4.8%
Hartford 638,120 605,500 32,620 5.1%
New Haven 336,004 318,838 17,166 5.1%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 133,168 126,838 6,330 4.8%
Torrington-Northwest 48,762 46,512 2,250 4.6%
Waterbury 114,753 107,881 6,872 6.0%
Danielson-Northeast 44,841 42,569 2,272 5.1%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 149,527 142,416 7,111 4.8%
Westerly, RI 16,359 15,578 781 4.8%
UNITED STATES 161,911,000 154,470,000 7,441,000 4.6%
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.

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