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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: July 20, 2018
June 2018 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,917,000 1,830,500 86,500 4.5%
Bridgeport-Stamford 470,629 449,376 21,253 4.5%
Danbury 108,674 104,546 4,128 3.8%
Enfield 50,485 48,338 2,147 4.3%
Hartford 626,368 598,016 28,352 4.5%
New Haven 328,709 313,896 14,813 4.5%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 129,552 123,844 5,708 4.4%
Torrington-Northwest 47,228 45,279 1,949 4.1%
Waterbury 111,299 105,209 6,090 5.5%
Danielson-Northeast 44,027 42,015 2,012 4.6%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 145,871 139,604 6,267 4.3%
Westerly, RI 16,319 15,760 559 3.4%
UNITED STATES 163,277,000 156,465,000 6,812,000 4.2%
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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