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State of Connecticut - Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Benefits
  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: November 20, 2014
The October 2014 average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time Connecticut filers (seasonally adjusted) declined slightly over the month by 89 claims (-2.1%) to 4,101, and were lower by 704 claims (-14.7%) from last October 2013 (4,805).
Month 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y
Jan 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,488 3,774 4,102 4,229 6,446 5,334 5,320 4,953 4,884 4,442
Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,749 3,965 4,144 4,281 6,817 5,472 5,126 4,547 4,669 3,775
Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,502 4,143 4,002 4,005 7,496 6,091 5,165 4,979 4,452 4,089
Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,061 4,090 4,114 4,484 6,764 5,383 5,128 4,789 4,823 4,412
May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,930 4,222 4,010 4,599 6,773 5,271 5,267 4,958 4,672 4,150
Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 4,034 4,167 4,027 4,713 6,602 5,383 5,188 5,312 4,602 4,556
Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,123 4,078 4,064 4,815 6,824 5,393 5,035 4,787 5,220 4,311
Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,224 4,021 3,914 5,827 6,526 6,209 4,976 4,959 4,585 4,052
Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,111 3,968 3,837 5,602 6,364 5,607 6,330 4,878 4,598 4,190
Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,260 3,882 4,119 5,880 5,860 5,412 5,018 4,832 4,805 4,101
Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,974 4,064 4,404 6,103 5,699 4,940 8,690 7,601 4,786
Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,437 4,174 4,389 5,747 5,426 4,913 4,887 4,824 5,054
NOTE:  Average weekly initial claims are calculated by dividing the total number of new claims for unemployment insurance received in the month by the number of weeks in the month. A minor change in methodology took effect with data published in the March 1997 issue of the DIGEST. Data have been revised back to January 1980.
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Month 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Jan 3,958 3,618 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,488 3,774 4,102 4,229 6,446 5,334 5,320 4,953 4,884 4,442
Feb 3,911 3,316 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,749 3,965 4,144 4,281 6,817 5,472 5,126 4,547 4,669 3,775
Mar 3,974 3,424 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,502 4,143 4,002 4,005 7,496 6,091 5,165 4,979 4,452 4,089
Apr 3,709 3,243 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,061 4,090 4,114 4,484 6,764 5,383 5,128 4,789 4,823 4,412
May 3,733 3,202 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,930 4,222 4,010 4,599 6,773 5,271 5,267 4,958 4,672 4,150
Jun 3,726 3,683 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 4,034 4,167 4,027 4,713 6,602 5,383 5,188 5,312 4,602 4,556
Jul 3,658 3,349 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,123 4,078 4,064 4,815 6,824 5,393 5,035 4,787 5,220 4,311
Aug 3,748 3,939 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,224 4,021 3,914 5,827 6,526 6,209 4,976 4,959 4,585 4,052
Sep 3,806 3,240 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,111 3,968 3,837 5,602 6,364 5,607 6,330 4,878 4,598 4,190
Oct 3,406 3,284 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,260 3,882 4,119 5,880 5,860 5,412 5,018 4,832 4,805 4,101
Nov 3,471 3,644 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,974 4,064 4,404 6,103 5,699 4,940 8,690 7,601 4,786
Dec 3,454 3,138 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,437 4,174 4,389 5,747 5,426 4,913 4,887 4,824 5,054
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Jan 7,160 4,061 4,495 4,899 3,650 3,260 3,393 5,155 6,366 6,855 5,661 5,357 4,524 4,627 3,832 3,253
Feb 6,129 4,151 4,360 4,105 3,612 3,237 3,831 4,774 6,448 7,129 5,502 4,842 4,846 4,605 3,869 3,572
Mar 6,230 3,914 4,379 4,225 3,400 3,127 3,705 5,481 6,118 6,483 5,915 5,676 4,918 4,208 4,032 3,446
Apr 5,684 3,997 4,608 4,111 3,123 2,899 4,229 5,464 6,512 6,082 5,781 5,242 4,804 4,304 4,391 3,536
May 5,455 3,905 4,687 4,006 3,275 3,102 3,906 5,672 6,383 6,038 5,443 5,239 4,946 4,362 3,771 3,684
Jun 5,289 3,806 4,608 3,991 3,083 3,183 4,469 5,316 6,486 6,255 5,208 4,751 5,263 4,024 3,859 3,807
Jul 5,062 4,101 4,668 3,615 3,252 3,984 4,584 5,232 6,630 5,975 4,920 4,932 5,004 4,374 3,696 3,869
Aug 4,999 3,631 4,601 3,907 3,081 3,459 4,644 5,233 8,114 6,160 5,059 4,807 4,686 4,138 3,677 4,092
Sep 5,566 3,970 4,371 3,891 2,953 3,122 4,690 6,432 6,717 6,175 5,184 4,769 4,733 4,114 3,531 4,914
Oct 5,029 3,921 4,990 3,636 2,672 3,608 4,673 6,074 6,144 5,678 5,276 4,613 4,848 4,188 3,533 3,561
Nov 4,331 4,618 4,156 3,819 2,924 3,322 4,756 6,068 7,636 5,700 5,872 4,479 4,925 3,860 3,667 3,984
Dec 5,167 5,054 4,033 3,775 3,339 4,066 4,638 5,382 6,913 4,587 4,432 4,944 4,409 4,770 4,585 3,897
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Month 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Jan 7,041 6,438 7,151 9,715 8,856 7,590 7,394 6,135 6,571 6,616 10,344 8,854 8,967 8,395 8,070 7,363
Feb 4,080 3,472 4,458 4,997 5,584 4,941 4,296 4,555 4,771 4,820 7,845 6,256 5,804 4,916 5,186 4,173
Mar 3,403 2,914 4,272 4,302 4,295 3,552 3,627 3,340 3,293 3,375 6,305 5,107 4,247 4,168 3,794 3,491
Apr 3,505 3,198 4,500 5,695 5,269 4,430 4,412 4,439 4,453 4,801 7,066 5,666 5,540 5,134 5,182 4,673
May 2,858 2,470 4,017 4,899 3,774 3,107 2,923 3,132 2,927 3,446 5,222 4,107 4,097 3,749 3,536 3,197
Jun 3,941 3,788 4,976 5,880 4,982 4,247 4,018 4,180 4,141 4,799 6,743 5,421 5,119 5,452 4,710 4,640
Jul 3,830 3,379 5,388 5,212 5,034 3,968 4,115 4,094 4,059 4,672 6,600 5,296 5,019 4,749 5,132 4,138
Aug 3,128 3,074 4,306 4,072 3,904 3,220 3,379 3,162 3,106 4,827 5,458 5,182 4,131 4,012 3,770 3,394
Sep 2,653 2,246 4,007 3,701 3,347 2,865 2,751 2,737 2,665 3,924 4,455 3,861 4,403 3,445 3,209 2,919
Oct 2,608 2,577 4,626 4,304 3,565 3,148 3,344 3,039 3,212 4,511 4,609 4,371 4,082 3,885 3,770 3,215
Nov 2,936 3,077 4,958 4,332 3,799 3,583 3,503 3,516 3,842 5,430 4,997 4,296 7,384 6,371 4,123
Dec 4,698 4,476 6,477 7,444 6,799 5,889 6,536 6,208 6,432 8,121 7,321 6,548 6,605 6,700 7,020
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Jan 10,677 6,222 7,059 7,858 5,978 5,441 5,751 8,819 11,008 11,895 9,840 9,260 7,822 8,003 6,688 5,726
Feb 5,286 3,674 4,006 3,936 3,593 3,317 4,018 5,087 6,891 7,620 5,882 5,169 5,145 4,870 4,083 3,750
Mar 4,716 2,979 3,359 3,268 2,675 2,501 3,020 4,548 5,190 5,592 5,144 4,955 4,279 3,647 3,469 2,969
Apr 4,805 3,354 3,830 3,411 2,617 2,482 3,710 4,941 6,038 5,728 5,453 4,956 4,533 4,043 4,101 3,305
May 4,173 2,986 3,563 3,000 2,423 2,271 2,847 4,128 4,696 4,499 4,115 3,987 3,793 3,347 2,882 2,813
Jun 5,212 3,716 4,468 3,853 2,971 3,063 4,299 5,116 6,236 6,035 5,049 4,667 5,237 4,085 3,994 3,995
Jul 7,414 5,945 6,679 5,084 4,442 5,267 5,833 6,398 7,772 6,808 5,530 5,515 5,581 4,843 4,042 4,143
Aug 4,572 3,279 4,115 3,490 2,736 3,039 4,013 4,446 6,785 5,077 4,136 3,913 3,823 3,399 3,059 3,424
Sep 3,480 2,445 2,666 2,362 1,803 1,928 2,952 4,136 4,429 4,130 3,506 3,236 3,226 2,814 2,430 3,407
Oct 3,642 2,810 3,547 2,599 1,940 2,681 3,546 4,681 4,783 4,442 4,149 3,636 3,818 3,272 2,728 2,724
Nov 3,780 3,946 3,460 3,094 2,343 2,667 3,890 5,088 6,522 4,933 5,073 3,859 4,207 3,290 3,110 3,379
Dec 8,564 8,398 6,693 6,176 5,325 6,277 6,915 7,742 9,729 6,373 6,137 6,820 6,078 6,529 6,240 5,283
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