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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: November 17, 2017
October 2017 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,899,400 1,817,400 82,000 4.3%
Bridgeport-Stamford 465,722 445,621 20,101 4.3%
Danbury 107,241 103,578 3,663 3.4%
Enfield 51,261 49,164 2,097 4.1%
Hartford 620,219 593,300 26,919 4.3%
New Haven 326,595 312,423 14,172 4.3%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 126,667 121,355 5,312 4.2%
Torrington-Northwest 46,981 45,105 1,876 4.0%
Waterbury 111,053 105,140 5,913 5.3%
Danielson-Northeast 43,641 41,721 1,920 4.4%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 142,376 136,404 5,972 4.2%
Westerly, RI 15,709 15,049 660 4.2%
UNITED STATES 160,465,000 154,223,000 6,242,000 3.9%
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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