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State of Connecticut - Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Benefits
  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 18, 2017
April 2017 seasonally adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut decreased by 1,208 claimants (-25.8%) to 3,483 from March 2017, and were lower by 355 claims (-9.2%) from the April 2016 level of 3,838.
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 2017 Y/Y
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
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 2016 2017
Jan 3,618 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 3,316 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 3,424 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 3,243 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 3,202 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
Jun 3,683 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
Jul 3,349 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
Aug 3,939 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
Sep 3,240 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
Oct 3,284 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
Nov 3,644 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
Dec 3,138 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 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Month 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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