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  Average Weekly Initial Claims - State of Connecticut Last Updated: September 15, 2022

Unemployment claims for first-time filers (seasonally adjusted) in Connecticut were an average of 5,915 per week in August 2022, down by 4,209 (-41.6%) from the July 2022 (10,124) level and higher by 1,884 (46.7%) than the average weekly count of 4,031 in August 2021. Average weekly initial unemployment claims in June 2022, July 2022, and August 2022 were affected by the transition to ReEmployCT, Connecticut's modernized unemployment insurance system. Criminals continue to use stolen identities to try to file claims. Connecticut has multiple verification processes in place to ensure that proper unemployment benefit payments are made.

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Month 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 2019 Y/Y 2020 Y/Y 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y
 Jan 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,263 5,225 5,604 5,134 4,972 4,591 4,193 3,683 3,870 3,591 3,233 2,905 7,226 3,585
 Feb 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 7,143 5,831 5,732 4,944 5,205 4,198 4,274 3,960 3,583 3,977 2,994 2,937 7,431 2,837
 Mar 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,232 6,183 5,238 5,202 4,721 4,289 3,936 3,393 4,014 3,456 2,611 19,120 7,780 2,275
 Apr 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,779 5,397 5,353 4,861 4,907 4,430 4,014 3,923 3,486 3,411 4,113 43,485 5,366 2,848
 May 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,752 5,372 5,537 5,059 4,757 4,258 3,823 4,054 4,061 3,302 3,126 29,732 8,702 3,066
 Jun 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,577 5,202 4,721 4,927 4,237 4,130 3,967 4,388 3,762 3,077 3,567 9,562 4,109 1,800
 Jul 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,621 5,413 5,259 4,923 5,326 4,283 3,831 3,751 3,853 3,463 2,973 10,921 3,892 10,124
 Aug 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,504 6,332 5,112 4,936 4,605 4,115 4,004 3,996 3,601 3,069 3,081 8,641 4,031 5,915
 Sep 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,128 5,419 6,130 4,994 4,638 4,187 3,720 3,915 3,893 3,087 3,275 7,504 3,789
 Oct 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,705 5,363 5,300 4,958 4,804 4,102 3,744 4,002 3,619 3,237 3,303 7,286 3,472
 Nov 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,830 5,038 7,720 7,016 4,564 4,389 3,558 3,691 3,605 3,500 3,329 7,061 3,376
 Dec 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,592 4,753 4,457 4,434 4,672 4,273 3,677 3,853 3,428 4,441 4,861 6,397 3,780
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 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,263 5,225 5,604 5,134 4,972 4,591 4,193 3,683 3,870 3,591 3,233 2,905 7,226 3,585
Feb 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 7,143 5,831 5,732 4,944 5,205 4,198 4,274 3,960 3,583 3,977 2,994 2,937 7,431 2,837
Mar 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,232 6,183 5,238 5,202 4,721 4,289 3,936 3,393 4,014 3,456 2,611 19,120 7,780 2,275
Apr 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,779 5,397 5,353 4,861 4,907 4,430 4,014 3,923 3,486 3,411 4,113 43,485 5,366 2,848
May 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,752 5,372 5,537 5,059 4,757 4,258 3,823 4,054 4,061 3,302 3,126 29,732 8,702 3,066
Jun 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,577 5,202 4,721 4,927 4,237 4,130 3,967 4,388 3,762 3,077 3,567 9,562 4,109 1,800
Jul 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,621 5,413 5,259 4,923 5,326 4,283 3,831 3,751 3,853 3,463 2,973 10,921 3,892 10,124
Aug 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,504 6,332 5,112 4,936 4,605 4,115 4,004 3,996 3,601 3,069 3,081 8,641 4,031 5,915
Sep 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,128 5,419 6,130 4,994 4,638 4,187 3,720 3,915 3,893 3,087 3,275 7,504 3,789
Oct 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,705 5,363 5,300 4,958 4,804 4,102 3,744 4,002 3,619 3,237 3,303 7,286 3,472
Nov 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,830 5,038 7,720 7,016 4,564 4,389 3,558 3,691 3,605 3,500 3,329 7,061 3,376
Dec 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,592 4,753 4,457 4,434 4,672 4,273 3,677 3,853 3,428 4,441 4,861 6,397 3,780
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
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 4,039 5,546
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 4,232 4,678
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 5,038 5,397
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 4,537 5,373
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 5,230 6,422
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 4,847 5,755
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 5,349 5,196
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 5,500 5,173
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 5,767 5,322
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 5,906 5,481
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 5,863 5,116
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 4,525 5,168
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Month 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 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 5,306 4,697 4,181 10,334 5,111
Feb 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 3,739 2,785 2,708 6,856 2,611
Mar 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 3,222 2,501 18,646 7,634 2,247
Apr 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 3,760 4,628 49,471 6,158 3,283
May 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 2,493 2,339 22,070 6,451 2,277
Jun 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 3,743 4,408 12,045 5,214 2,294
Jul 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 3,389 2,922 10,713 3,822 9,947
Aug 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 2,567 2,608 7,420 3,517 5,218
Sep 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 2,159 2,263 5,143 2,580
Oct 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 2,406 2,392 5,153 2,421
Nov 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 3,181 3,002 6,254 2,938
Dec 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 4,841 6,211 6,774 8,935 5,282
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
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 7,151 9,715
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 4,458 4,997
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 4,272 4,302
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 4,500 5,695
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 4,017 4,899
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 4,976 5,880
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 5,388 5,212
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 4,306 4,072
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 4,007 3,701
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 4,626 4,304
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 4,958 4,332
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 6,477 7,444
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