State of Connecticut Home Follow Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterFollow Us on Flickr
Connecticut Department of Labor Home Connecticut Labor Market Information Home
Home About Publications FAQ Glossary Contact
State of Connecticut - Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Benefits
  Average Weekly Initial Claims - State of Connecticut Last Updated: June 14, 2018
May 2018 seasonally-adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut fell by 339 claimants (-9.7%) to 3,142 from April 2018, and were lower by 787 claims (-20.0%) from the May 2017 level of 3,929. Download Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims SA/NSA (1982-Current)
Month 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 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y 2018 Y/Y
 Jan 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,369 5,434 5,462 5,077 4,884 4,524 4,161 3,656 3,763 3,409
 Feb 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 6,874 5,566 5,271 4,558 4,920 4,018 4,123 3,804 3,421 3,739
 Mar 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,202 6,034 4,910 4,914 4,880 4,229 4,053 3,743 4,266 4,080
 Apr 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,796 5,262 5,330 4,924 4,626 4,488 4,019 3,821 3,736 3,481
 May 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,778 5,341 5,330 4,882 4,628 4,197 3,805 3,991 3,929 3,142
 Jun 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,616 5,293 4,939 5,208 4,410 4,223 3,980 4,423 3,820
 Jul 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,722 5,417 5,164 4,864 5,248 4,225 3,794 3,752 3,858
 Aug 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,317 6,058 4,882 4,805 4,561 4,136 4,034 3,990 3,611
 Sep 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,190 5,371 6,149 4,883 4,551 4,117 3,664 3,846 3,812
 Oct 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,801 5,502 5,126 4,829 4,706 4,036 3,705 3,961 3,523
 Nov 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,685 4,858 8,305 7,125 4,613 4,420 3,575 3,716 3,668
 Dec 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,648 4,977 4,936 4,900 4,985 4,408 3,715 3,860 3,413
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.
 Back to Workforce Scorecard Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims (1982 - Current) .xlsDownload Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims SA/NSA (1982 - Current) Top 
Month 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 3,618 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,369 5,434 5,462 5,077 4,884 4,524 4,161 3,656 3,763 3,409
Feb 3,316 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 6,874 5,566 5,271 4,558 4,920 4,018 4,123 3,804 3,421 3,739
Mar 3,424 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,202 6,034 4,910 4,914 4,880 4,229 4,053 3,743 4,266 4,080
Apr 3,243 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,796 5,262 5,330 4,924 4,626 4,488 4,019 3,821 3,736 3,481
May 3,202 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,778 5,341 5,330 4,882 4,628 4,197 3,805 3,991 3,929 3,142
Jun 3,683 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,616 5,293 4,939 5,208 4,410 4,223 3,980 4,423 3,820
Jul 3,349 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,722 5,417 5,164 4,864 5,248 4,225 3,794 3,752 3,858
Aug 3,939 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,317 6,058 4,882 4,805 4,561 4,136 4,034 3,990 3,611
Sep 3,240 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,190 5,371 6,149 4,883 4,551 4,117 3,664 3,846 3,812
Oct 3,284 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,801 5,502 5,126 4,829 4,706 4,036 3,705 3,961 3,523
Nov 3,644 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,685 4,858 8,305 7,125 4,613 4,420 3,575 3,716 3,668
Dec 3,138 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,648 4,977 4,936 4,900 4,985 4,408 3,715 3,860 3,413
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 5,668 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 3,958 3,618
Feb 6,951 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 3,911 3,316
Mar 7,087 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 3,974 3,424
Apr 7,271 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 3,709 3,243
May 7,680 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 3,733 3,202
Jun 7,447 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 3,726 3,683
Jul 7,283 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 3,658 3,349
Aug 7,214 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 3,748 3,939
Sep 10,083 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 3,806 3,240
Oct 8,942 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 3,406 3,284
Nov 8,615 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 3,471 3,644
Dec 6,921 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 3,454 3,138
 Back to Workforce Scorecard Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims SA/NSA (1982 - Current) .xlsDownload CT AWIC SA ~ NSA (1982 - Current) Top 
Month 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 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 6,620 5,702 5,849 5,306
Feb 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 4,226 3,865 3,438 3,739
Mar 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 3,290 2,935 3,602 3,222
Apr 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 4,248 4,170 3,774 3,760
May 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 2,907 3,098 3,095 2,493
Jun 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 4,498 5,087 4,453
Jul 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 3,728 3,665 3,774
Aug 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 3,309 3,303 2,987
Sep 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 2,608 2,758 2,735
Oct 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 2,916 3,087 2,752
Nov 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 3,939 3,205 3,345 3,291
Dec 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 6,334 5,364 5,528 4,841
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 8,289 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 7,041 6,438
Feb 5,890 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 4,080 3,472
Mar 5,359 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 3,403 2,914
Apr 6,167 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 3,505 3,198
May 5,855 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 2,858 2,470
Jun 7,399 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 3,941 3,788
Jul 10,734 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 3,830 3,379
Aug 6,719 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 3,128 3,074
Sep 6,399 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 2,653 2,246
Oct 6,569 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 2,608 2,577
Nov 7,559 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 2,936 3,077
Dec 11,458 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 4,698 4,476
 Back to Workforce Scorecard Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims SA/NSA (1982 - Current) .xlsDownload CT AWIC SA ~ NSA (1982 - Current) Top 
Go Connecticut LMI Home State of Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Research
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6275
LMI Home | CTDOL Home | CT.gov | Feedback | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more)
Go to the State of Connecticut website