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State of Connecticut - Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Benefits
  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: December 21, 2017
November 2017 seasonally adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut increased by 566 claimants (16.8%) to 3,931 from October 2017, and were higher by 87 claims (2.3%) from the November 2016 level of 3,844.
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 4,174 6,481 5,391 5,387 4,901 4,939 4,587 4,100 3,488 3,496
 Feb 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,145 6,861 5,546 5,241 4,602 4,875 3,982 4,072 3,702 3,341
 Mar 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 3,887 7,106 5,894 5,107 5,116 4,658 4,329 4,021 3,774 4,691
 Apr 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,426 6,804 5,372 5,205 4,786 4,729 4,360 4,086 3,838 3,483
 May 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,591 6,808 5,313 5,178 4,968 4,748 4,229 3,772 3,911 3,974
 Jun 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,696 6,446 5,287 5,117 5,166 4,425 4,272 4,055 4,894 4,182
 Jul 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,767 6,850 5,434 5,075 4,686 5,183 4,312 3,940 3,750 3,849
 Aug 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,790 6,511 6,054 4,926 5,009 4,638 4,082 3,945 3,906 3,625
 Sep 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,411 6,286 5,653 6,316 4,945 4,585 4,119 3,787 4,057 3,956
 Oct 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,829 5,852 5,432 5,040 4,773 4,781 4,144 3,719 3,852 3,365
 Nov 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,101 5,581 4,749 8,447 7,411 4,726 4,544 3,648 3,844 3,931
 Dec 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,128 5,660 5,052 4,924 4,747 4,758 4,294 3,713 3,812
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 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,174 6,481 5,391 5,387 4,901 4,939 4,587 4,100 3,488 3,496
Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,145 6,861 5,546 5,241 4,602 4,875 3,982 4,072 3,702 3,341
Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 3,887 7,106 5,894 5,107 5,116 4,658 4,329 4,021 3,774 4,691
Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,426 6,804 5,372 5,205 4,786 4,729 4,360 4,086 3,838 3,483
May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,591 6,808 5,313 5,178 4,968 4,748 4,229 3,772 3,911 3,974
Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,696 6,446 5,287 5,117 5,166 4,425 4,272 4,055 4,894 4,182
Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,767 6,850 5,434 5,075 4,686 5,183 4,312 3,940 3,750 3,849
Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,790 6,511 6,054 4,926 5,009 4,638 4,082 3,945 3,906 3,625
Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,411 6,286 5,653 6,316 4,945 4,585 4,119 3,787 4,057 3,956
Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,829 5,852 5,432 5,040 4,773 4,781 4,144 3,719 3,852 3,365
Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,101 5,581 4,749 8,447 7,411 4,726 4,544 3,648 3,844 3,931
Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,128 5,660 5,052 4,924 4,747 4,758 4,294 3,713 3,812
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
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 3,958 3,618
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 3,911 3,316
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 3,974 3,424
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 3,709 3,243
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 3,733 3,202
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 3,726 3,683
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 3,658 3,349
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 3,748 3,939
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 3,806 3,240
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 3,406 3,284
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 3,471 3,644
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 3,454 3,138
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Month 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 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
Feb 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
Mar 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
Apr 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
May 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
Jun 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
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 7,041 6,438
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 4,080 3,472
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 3,403 2,914
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 3,505 3,198
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 2,858 2,470
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 3,941 3,788
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 3,830 3,379
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 3,128 3,074
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 2,653 2,246
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 2,608 2,577
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 2,936 3,077
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 4,698 4,476
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