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State of Connecticut - Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Benefits
  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 19, 2016

The April 2016 seasonally adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut increased by 35 claimants (0.9%) to 3,825, but were still down by 297 claims (-7.2%) from the April 2015 level of 4,122.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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