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State of Connecticut - Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Benefits
  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 19, 2017
The December 2016 seasonally adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut declined by 30 claimants (-0.8%) to 3,791 from November 2016, and were higher by 69 claims (1.9%) from the December 2015 level of 3,722.
 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  2016  Y/Y 
 Jan 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,049 4,210 6,494 5,318 5,383 4,926 4,945 4,516 4,042 3,379
 Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,060 4,270 6,782 5,497 5,206 4,771 4,854 3,964 4,049 3,884
 Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,916 3,920 7,215 5,917 5,156 5,113 4,577 4,308 4,035 3,790
 Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,057 4,389 6,822 5,398 5,141 4,804 4,774 4,345 4,122 3,825
 May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,947 4,609 6,731 5,316 5,215 5,006 4,755 4,301 3,814 4,053
 Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,022 4,708 6,497 5,253 5,128 5,099 4,401 4,279 4,079 4,896
 Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,991 4,806 6,831 5,463 5,035 4,746 5,186 4,337 3,898 3,671
 Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,884 5,775 6,551 6,111 4,925 4,995 4,670 4,069 4,000 3,970
 Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,866 5,524 6,281 5,675 6,335 4,916 4,602 4,171 3,795 4,126
 Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 4,071 5,889 5,915 5,380 5,046 4,762 4,812 4,120 3,723 3,854
 Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,313 6,039 5,594 4,796 8,417 7,468 4,681 4,534 3,665 3,821
 Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,768 5,995 5,619 4,988 4,911 4,742 4,788 4,276 3,722 3,791
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
Jan 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,049 4,210 6,494 5,318 5,383 4,926 4,945 4,516 4,042 3,379
Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,060 4,270 6,782 5,497 5,206 4,771 4,854 3,964 4,049 3,884
Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,916 3,920 7,215 5,917 5,156 5,113 4,577 4,308 4,035 3,790
Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,057 4,389 6,822 5,398 5,141 4,804 4,774 4,345 4,122 3,825
May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,947 4,609 6,731 5,316 5,215 5,006 4,755 4,301 3,814 4,053
Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,022 4,708 6,497 5,253 5,128 5,099 4,401 4,279 4,079 4,896
Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,991 4,806 6,831 5,463 5,035 4,746 5,186 4,337 3,898 3,671
Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,884 5,775 6,551 6,111 4,925 4,995 4,670 4,069 4,000 3,970
Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,866 5,524 6,281 5,675 6,335 4,916 4,602 4,171 3,795 4,126
Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 4,071 5,889 5,915 5,380 5,046 4,762 4,812 4,120 3,723 3,854
Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,313 6,039 5,594 4,796 8,417 7,468 4,681 4,534 3,665 3,821
Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,768 5,995 5,619 4,988 4,911 4,742 4,788 4,276 3,722 3,791
Month 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 4,601 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 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 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 4,156 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 4,115 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 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 3,547 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 3,460 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 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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