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State of Connecticut - Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Benefits
  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 26, 2015
The April 2015 average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time Connecticut filers (seasonally adjusted) decreased over the month by 114 claimants (-2.8%) to 3,956, and are lower by 401 claims (-9.2%) from the April 2014 level of 4,357.
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 2015 Y/Y
Jan 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,901 4,161 4,134 6,389 5,371 5,399 5,027 4,840 4,418 3,984
Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 4,101 4,295 4,335 7,077 5,689 5,325 4,556 4,865 3,959 4,024
Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,029 3,977 4,073 7,605 6,141 5,121 5,068 4,652 4,306 4,070
Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,094 4,137 4,495 6,657 5,360 5,230 4,819 4,840 4,357 3,956
May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,194 3,884 4,534 6,800 5,330 5,321 4,897 4,655 4,238
Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,071 4,012 4,651 6,523 5,260 4,951 5,252 4,491 4,395
Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,028 3,984 4,591 6,516 5,274 5,051 4,820 5,231 4,218
Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,963 3,863 5,941 6,663 6,275 5,007 4,893 4,633 4,183
Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 4,104 3,951 5,727 6,413 5,490 6,227 4,885 4,585 4,194
Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,933 4,162 5,797 5,870 5,488 5,090 4,836 4,728 4,063
Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,001 4,376 6,197 5,725 4,936 8,459 7,218 4,606 4,358
Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,177 4,439 5,760 5,328 4,821 4,849 4,851 5,013 4,481
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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Jan 3,618 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,901 4,161 4,134 6,389 5,371 5,399 5,027 4,840 4,418 3,984
Feb 3,316 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 4,101 4,295 4,335 7,077 5,689 5,325 4,556 4,865 3,959 4,024
Mar 3,424 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,029 3,977 4,073 7,605 6,141 5,121 5,068 4,652 4,306 4,070
Apr 3,243 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,094 4,137 4,495 6,657 5,360 5,230 4,819 4,840 4,357 3,956
May 3,202 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,194 3,884 4,534 6,800 5,330 5,321 4,897 4,655 4,238
Jun 3,683 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,071 4,012 4,651 6,523 5,260 4,951 5,252 4,491 4,395
Jul 3,349 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,028 3,984 4,591 6,516 5,274 5,051 4,820 5,231 4,218
Aug 3,939 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,963 3,863 5,941 6,663 6,275 5,007 4,893 4,633 4,183
Sep 3,240 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 4,104 3,951 5,727 6,413 5,490 6,227 4,885 4,585 4,194
Oct 3,284 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,933 4,162 5,797 5,870 5,488 5,090 4,836 4,728 4,063
Nov 3,644 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,001 4,376 6,197 5,725 4,936 8,459 7,218 4,606 4,358
Dec 3,138 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,177 4,439 5,760 5,328 4,821 4,849 4,851 5,013 4,481
Month 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Jan 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
Feb 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
Mar 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
Apr 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
May 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
Jun 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
Jul 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
Aug 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
Sep 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
Oct 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
Nov 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
Dec 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
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Month 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Month 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Jan 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
Feb 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
Mar 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
Apr 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
May 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
Jun 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
Jul 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
Aug 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
Sep 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
Oct 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
Nov 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
Dec 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
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