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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business payroll survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state lost 1,500 net jobs (-0.1%) in April 2017, to a level of 1,683,200, seasonally adjusted. Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 5,500 jobs (0.3%). March's originally-released job gain of 1,300 was revised down by 700 to a 600 job gain. Connecticut's unemployment rate for April increased by one tenth of a point to 4.9% - five tenths of a point lower than it was a year ago. The number of the state's unemployed residents increased by 1,917, seasonally adjusted, in April while the number of residents employed grew by 8,981. Resident employment estimates include the self-employed and residents working out of state and are determined separately from the nonfarm job estimates above.
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 1,692.2 1,675.0 1,656.9 1,641.8 1,655.9 1,673.7 1,691.9 1,712.3 1,663.5 1,596.4 1,618.2 1,633.6 1,644.0 1,653.1 1,671.5 1,677.8 1,684.0
 Feb 1,685.5 1,673.4 1,649.0 1,641.6 1,658.5 1,674.7 1,692.3 1,712.2 1,656.8 1,594.2 1,621.7 1,638.0 1,642.2 1,651.1 1,668.8 1,680.3 1,684.1
 Mar 1,682.0 1,672.6 1,646.7 1,644.3 1,657.4 1,674.2 1,690.9 1,713.3 1,646.8 1,595.5 1,620.6 1,640.3 1,646.8 1,654.0 1,669.1 1,683.8 1,684.7
 Apr 1,680.1 1,673.2 1,644.0 1,646.8 1,664.4 1,680.9 1,693.2 1,710.4 1,628.8 1,602.5 1,630.5 1,632.5 1,649.1 1,659.8 1,671.2 1,677.7 1,683.2
 May 1,683.1 1,670.6 1,643.4 1,649.3 1,661.2 1,678.8 1,696.8 1,707.3 1,629.8 1,611.9 1,622.9 1,632.7 1,649.7 1,661.2 1,675.5 1,677.3
 Jun 1,682.3 1,668.6 1,640.9 1,648.4 1,663.4 1,680.0 1,702.1 1,705.7 1,624.5 1,607.4 1,620.7 1,635.1 1,654.6 1,661.8 1,678.1 1,678.8
 Jul 1,683.2 1,662.6 1,641.7 1,649.9 1,663.4 1,681.9 1,700.9 1,697.9 1,614.4 1,612.0 1,626.7 1,635.7 1,656.7 1,662.4 1,673.6 1,680.6
 Aug 1,679.4 1,661.9 1,640.5 1,653.8 1,663.0 1,686.3 1,701.0 1,695.9 1,612.7 1,613.3 1,623.9 1,635.6 1,654.1 1,664.4 1,674.2 1,681.2
 Sep 1,679.3 1,660.0 1,640.0 1,653.8 1,665.6 1,682.3 1,699.8 1,693.2 1,613.7 1,611.9 1,626.9 1,639.7 1,651.6 1,665.1 1,673.5 1,681.4
 Oct 1,679.1 1,656.1 1,644.6 1,654.9 1,664.0 1,684.5 1,703.2 1,686.7 1,609.3 1,616.3 1,624.2 1,641.6 1,649.7 1,664.3 1,677.6 1,679.2
 Nov 1,677.0 1,655.3 1,644.8 1,656.5 1,665.1 1,685.6 1,704.6 1,680.9 1,608.7 1,616.1 1,625.6 1,642.9 1,652.7 1,667.7 1,678.7 1,678.2
 Dec 1,675.3 1,653.0 1,640.8 1,656.0 1,667.0 1,690.7 1,705.3 1,673.0 1,606.9 1,617.8 1,630.0 1,644.9 1,649.1 1,669.1 1,677.7 1,677.5
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Nonfarm employment estimates are derived from a survey of businesses to measure jobs by industry. The estimates include all full- and parttime wage and salary employees who worked during or received pay for the pay period which includes the 12th of the month. Excluded from these estimates are proprietors, self-employed workers, private household employees and unpaid family workers. In some cases, due to space constraints, all industry estimates are not shown. Call (860) 263-6275 for a more comprehensive breakout of nonfarm employment estimates. These data are developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The employed are all persons who did any work as paid employees or in their own business during the survey week, or who have worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a family member. Persons temporarily absent from a job because of illness, bad weather, strike or for personal reasons are also counted as employed whether they were paid by their employer or were seeking other jobs.

The unemployed are all persons who did not work, but were available for work during the survey week (except for temporary illness) and made specific efforts to find a job in the prior four weeks. Persons waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not be looking for work to be classified as unemployed.

Month 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jan 1,682.3 1,692.2 1,675.0 1,656.9 1,641.8 1,655.9 1,673.7 1,691.9 1,712.3 1,663.5 1,596.4 1,618.2 1,633.6 1,644.0 1,653.1 1,671.5 1,677.8 1,684.0
Feb 1,683.5 1,685.5 1,673.4 1,649.0 1,641.6 1,658.5 1,674.7 1,692.3 1,712.2 1,656.8 1,594.2 1,621.7 1,638.0 1,642.2 1,651.1 1,668.8 1,680.3 1,684.1
Mar 1,689.8 1,682.0 1,672.6 1,646.7 1,644.3 1,657.4 1,674.2 1,690.9 1,713.3 1,646.8 1,595.5 1,620.6 1,640.3 1,646.8 1,654.0 1,669.1 1,683.8 1,684.7
Apr 1,690.4 1,680.1 1,673.2 1,644.0 1,646.8 1,664.4 1,680.9 1,693.2 1,710.4 1,628.8 1,602.5 1,630.5 1,632.5 1,649.1 1,659.8 1,671.2 1,677.7 1,683.2
May 1,695.1 1,683.1 1,670.6 1,643.4 1,649.3 1,661.2 1,678.8 1,696.8 1,707.3 1,629.8 1,611.9 1,622.9 1,632.7 1,649.7 1,661.2 1,675.5 1,677.3
Jun 1,696.1 1,682.3 1,668.6 1,640.9 1,648.4 1,663.4 1,680.0 1,702.1 1,705.7 1,624.5 1,607.4 1,620.7 1,635.1 1,654.6 1,661.8 1,678.1 1,678.8
Jul 1,702.8 1,683.2 1,662.6 1,641.7 1,649.9 1,663.4 1,681.9 1,700.9 1,697.9 1,614.4 1,612.0 1,626.7 1,635.7 1,656.7 1,662.4 1,673.6 1,680.6
Aug 1,697.6 1,679.4 1,661.9 1,640.5 1,653.8 1,663.0 1,686.3 1,701.0 1,695.9 1,612.7 1,613.3 1,623.9 1,635.6 1,654.1 1,664.4 1,674.2 1,681.2
Sep 1,698.8 1,679.3 1,660.0 1,640.0 1,653.8 1,665.6 1,682.3 1,699.8 1,693.2 1,613.7 1,611.9 1,626.9 1,639.7 1,651.6 1,665.1 1,673.5 1,681.4
Oct 1,695.6 1,679.1 1,656.1 1,644.6 1,654.9 1,664.0 1,684.5 1,703.2 1,686.7 1,609.3 1,616.3 1,624.2 1,641.6 1,649.7 1,664.3 1,677.6 1,679.2
Nov 1,695.1 1,677.0 1,655.3 1,644.8 1,656.5 1,665.1 1,685.6 1,704.6 1,680.9 1,608.7 1,616.1 1,625.6 1,642.9 1,652.7 1,667.7 1,678.7 1,678.2
Dec 1,696.9 1,675.3 1,653.0 1,640.8 1,656.0 1,667.0 1,690.7 1,705.3 1,673.0 1,606.9 1,617.8 1,630.0 1,644.9 1,649.1 1,669.1 1,677.7 1,677.5
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Jan 1,436.3 1,420.9 1,487.1 1,549.8 1,575.6 1,618.8 1,660.0 1,674.8 1,643.7 1,585.7 1,533.5 1,535.0 1,528.2 1,559.1 1,560.2 1,593.7 1,628.5 1,659.5
Feb 1,435.8 1,420.6 1,497.0 1,552.0 1,579.0 1,616.7 1,667.0 1,678.9 1,638.9 1,573.8 1,528.3 1,535.3 1,523.4 1,561.5 1,569.0 1,594.5 1,633.1 1,660.2
Mar 1,432.6 1,425.3 1,501.6 1,554.2 1,580.6 1,623.5 1,670.6 1,675.0 1,637.8 1,571.5 1,527.3 1,530.6 1,527.8 1,564.3 1,569.9 1,599.6 1,637.2 1,664.3
Apr 1,428.4 1,431.8 1,505.5 1,554.6 1,591.6 1,636.0 1,662.6 1,669.0 1,628.8 1,568.5 1,524.7 1,525.2 1,540.4 1,558.2 1,575.7 1,602.5 1,632.5 1,665.0
May 1,429.6 1,436.3 1,511.4 1,556.0 1,594.1 1,638.0 1,661.9 1,668.1 1,629.5 1,562.1 1,525.6 1,528.9 1,542.8 1,557.9 1,581.0 1,604.2 1,639.0 1,663.7
Jun 1,428.1 1,440.9 1,520.1 1,558.1 1,593.8 1,643.7 1,663.7 1,668.8 1,629.0 1,561.0 1,523.7 1,525.8 1,545.6 1,557.2 1,584.2 1,605.7 1,641.8 1,665.8
Jul 1,429.6 1,452.8 1,527.1 1,554.5 1,603.4 1,641.5 1,667.7 1,664.6 1,620.6 1,550.2 1,528.2 1,526.8 1,549.0 1,560.2 1,580.8 1,605.2 1,647.3 1,672.4
Aug 1,425.6 1,445.2 1,529.0 1,559.5 1,604.8 1,639.8 1,670.1 1,665.6 1,615.0 1,546.0 1,526.7 1,526.8 1,550.1 1,563.2 1,587.9 1,605.9 1,647.5 1,675.2
Sep 1,430.7 1,465.2 1,536.4 1,562.0 1,610.1 1,636.5 1,666.5 1,661.4 1,612.3 1,545.0 1,523.7 1,530.2 1,552.7 1,564.3 1,586.7 1,615.3 1,646.7 1,674.1
Oct 1,429.5 1,466.7 1,538.8 1,565.5 1,606.3 1,651.7 1,672.4 1,655.3 1,601.2 1,544.0 1,523.9 1,535.2 1,556.8 1,563.6 1,596.7 1,617.9 1,651.0 1,674.0
Nov 1,427.0 1,470.6 1,542.0 1,566.9 1,620.1 1,652.4 1,673.0 1,653.7 1,595.0 1,541.1 1,523.4 1,535.3 1,556.2 1,567.7 1,600.8 1,620.7 1,656.2 1,675.7
Dec 1,424.5 1,478.6 1,547.8 1,564.8 1,620.3 1,657.4 1,672.3 1,652.3 1,589.8 1,539.4 1,522.9 1,536.8 1,555.1 1,568.5 1,600.2 1,624.9 1,658.2 1,679.1
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Month 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jan 1,719.0 1,716.9 1,699.0 1,693.7 1,684.5 1,691.7 1,731.2 1,764.8 1,779.5 1,755.9 1,723.6 1,742.8 1,748.2 1,713.3 1,739.1 1,783.4 1,786.5 1,807.2
Feb 1,721.7 1,714.1 1,699.7 1,692.3 1,683.7 1,694.2 1,735.4 1,766.7 1,779.9 1,751.2 1,724.1 1,742.9 1,746.0 1,712.9 1,743.6 1,785.1 1,787.6 1,812.0
Mar 1,723.5 1,711.1 1,700.5 1,690.9 1,683.1 1,697.2 1,739.1 1,768.4 1,779.9 1,746.9 1,725.8 1,742.7 1,742.5 1,713.6 1,748.0 1,786.2 1,788.8 1,819.9
Apr 1,724.3 1,708.1 1,701.3 1,689.2 1,683.1 1,700.4 1,742.2 1,770.0 1,779.3 1,743.3 1,728.4 1,742.3 1,737.9 1,715.5 1,752.2 1,786.4 1,790.2 1,828.9
May 1,724.3 1,705.6 1,701.8 1,687.3 1,683.7 1,703.8 1,744.9 1,771.5 1,778.3 1,740.3 1,731.5 1,742.0 1,732.8 1,718.2 1,756.3 1,786.1 1,791.8
Jun 1,723.9 1,703.7 1,701.9 1,685.7 1,684.5 1,706.9 1,747.2 1,773.0 1,776.9 1,737.7 1,734.5 1,742.3 1,727.9 1,720.9 1,760.3 1,785.3 1,793.8
Jul 1,723.2 1,702.4 1,701.5 1,684.6 1,685.5 1,709.7 1,749.5 1,774.2 1,775.2 1,735.3 1,736.8 1,743.3 1,723.8 1,723.2 1,764.1 1,784.5 1,795.9
Aug 1,722.7 1,701.4 1,700.7 1,684.3 1,686.4 1,712.4 1,752.1 1,775.1 1,773.3 1,733.0 1,738.4 1,744.9 1,720.8 1,725.1 1,767.8 1,783.7 1,798.2
Sep 1,722.2 1,700.4 1,699.5 1,684.5 1,687.2 1,715.4 1,754.8 1,776.0 1,770.9 1,730.7 1,739.3 1,746.5 1,718.8 1,726.8 1,771.4 1,783.3 1,800.2
Oct 1,721.7 1,699.6 1,698.1 1,684.9 1,687.8 1,718.7 1,757.5 1,776.9 1,768.1 1,728.2 1,739.9 1,747.9 1,717.3 1,728.9 1,775.0 1,783.4 1,801.9
Nov 1,720.7 1,699.0 1,696.6 1,685.2 1,688.6 1,722.6 1,760.2 1,777.8 1,764.6 1,725.8 1,740.5 1,748.7 1,715.9 1,731.5 1,778.3 1,784.2 1,803.2
Dec 1,719.1 1,698.8 1,695.2 1,685.0 1,689.8 1,726.9 1,762.7 1,778.7 1,760.5 1,724.2 1,741.0 1,748.6 1,714.5 1,735.0 1,781.1 1,785.3 1,804.1
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Jan 1,499.1 1,496.1 1,557.0 1,614.1 1,653.3 1,684.6 1,695.7 1,700.3 1,719.4 1,731.0 1,700.3 1,677.7 1,668.0 1,649.4 1,634.7 1,656.2 1,670.4 1,696.5
Feb 1,499.1 1,497.0 1,563.5 1,617.9 1,656.2 1,685.9 1,695.3 1,701.6 1,722.5 1,730.3 1,697.0 1,677.6 1,665.1 1,646.9 1,636.2 1,657.9 1,671.3 1,697.7
Mar 1,499.2 1,499.5 1,570.3 1,620.4 1,659.3 1,687.6 1,695.0 1,702.8 1,725.5 1,729.2 1,694.3 1,677.8 1,662.5 1,643.6 1,638.1 1,660.2 1,672.9 1,698.6
Apr 1,499.2 1,503.7 1,576.9 1,621.9 1,662.7 1,689.6 1,694.8 1,703.8 1,728.0 1,727.2 1,692.3 1,678.2 1,660.0 1,639.8 1,640.2 1,663.0 1,675.1 1,699.5
May 1,499.0 1,509.4 1,582.7 1,622.9 1,666.3 1,691.6 1,694.9 1,704.7 1,730.2 1,724.6 1,690.7 1,678.7 1,658.0 1,636.1 1,642.4 1,665.8 1,677.6 1,700.7
Jun 1,498.6 1,516.2 1,587.6 1,624.4 1,669.8 1,693.4 1,695.2 1,705.6 1,731.7 1,721.5 1,689.2 1,679.0 1,656.3 1,633.4 1,644.5 1,668.1 1,680.2 1,702.1
Jul 1,498.0 1,523.3 1,591.5 1,627.0 1,673.2 1,694.6 1,695.7 1,706.6 1,732.6 1,718.4 1,687.4 1,679.0 1,654.8 1,632.0 1,646.7 1,669.6 1,682.7 1,703.7
Aug 1,497.4 1,529.9 1,594.6 1,631.1 1,676.3 1,695.2 1,696.2 1,707.9 1,733.1 1,715.3 1,685.1 1,678.5 1,653.5 1,631.8 1,649.0 1,670.4 1,685.2 1,705.4
Sep 1,496.8 1,535.7 1,597.5 1,636.2 1,678.9 1,695.5 1,696.6 1,709.5 1,733.0 1,712.5 1,682.8 1,677.5 1,652.5 1,632.2 1,651.0 1,670.6 1,687.7 1,707.4
Oct 1,496.3 1,540.9 1,600.8 1,641.5 1,681.0 1,695.7 1,697.1 1,711.4 1,732.5 1,709.8 1,680.8 1,675.8 1,651.8 1,632.8 1,652.7 1,670.5 1,690.2 1,709.8
Nov 1,496.1 1,545.9 1,604.8 1,646.3 1,682.4 1,695.9 1,697.8 1,713.7 1,732.0 1,706.9 1,679.2 1,673.4 1,651.4 1,633.2 1,653.9 1,670.2 1,692.6 1,712.6
Dec 1,495.9 1,551.1 1,609.5 1,650.1 1,683.5 1,695.9 1,698.9 1,716.4 1,731.5 1,703.7 1,678.1 1,670.8 1,650.8 1,633.7 1,655.0 1,670.1 1,694.8 1,715.8
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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 1,716.9 1,699.0 1,693.7 1,684.5 1,691.7 1,731.2 1,764.8 1,779.5 1,755.9 1,723.6 1,742.8 1,748.2 1,713.3 1,739.1 1,783.4 1,786.5 1,807.2
 Feb 1,714.1 1,699.7 1,692.3 1,683.7 1,694.2 1,735.4 1,766.7 1,779.9 1,751.2 1,724.1 1,742.9 1,746.0 1,712.9 1,743.6 1,785.1 1,787.6 1,812.0
 Mar 1,711.1 1,700.5 1,690.9 1,683.1 1,697.2 1,739.1 1,768.4 1,779.9 1,746.9 1,725.8 1,742.7 1,742.5 1,713.6 1,748.0 1,786.2 1,788.8 1,819.9
 Apr 1,708.1 1,701.3 1,689.2 1,683.1 1,700.4 1,742.2 1,770.0 1,779.3 1,743.3 1,728.4 1,742.3 1,737.9 1,715.5 1,752.2 1,786.4 1,790.2 1,828.9
 May 1,705.6 1,701.8 1,687.3 1,683.7 1,703.8 1,744.9 1,771.5 1,778.3 1,740.3 1,731.5 1,742.0 1,732.8 1,718.2 1,756.3 1,786.1 1,791.8
 Jun 1,703.7 1,701.9 1,685.7 1,684.5 1,706.9 1,747.2 1,773.0 1,776.9 1,737.7 1,734.5 1,742.3 1,727.9 1,720.9 1,760.3 1,785.3 1,793.8
 Jul 1,702.4 1,701.5 1,684.6 1,685.5 1,709.7 1,749.5 1,774.2 1,775.2 1,735.3 1,736.8 1,743.3 1,723.8 1,723.2 1,764.1 1,784.5 1,795.9
 Aug 1,701.4 1,700.7 1,684.3 1,686.4 1,712.4 1,752.1 1,775.1 1,773.3 1,733.0 1,738.4 1,744.9 1,720.8 1,725.1 1,767.8 1,783.7 1,798.2
 Sep 1,700.4 1,699.5 1,684.5 1,687.2 1,715.4 1,754.8 1,776.0 1,770.9 1,730.7 1,739.3 1,746.5 1,718.8 1,726.8 1,771.4 1,783.3 1,800.2
 Oct 1,699.6 1,698.1 1,684.9 1,687.8 1,718.7 1,757.5 1,776.9 1,768.1 1,728.2 1,739.9 1,747.9 1,717.3 1,728.9 1,775.0 1,783.4 1,801.9
 Nov 1,699.0 1,696.6 1,685.2 1,688.6 1,722.6 1,760.2 1,777.8 1,764.6 1,725.8 1,740.5 1,748.7 1,715.9 1,731.5 1,778.3 1,784.2 1,803.2
 Dec 1,698.8 1,695.2 1,685.0 1,689.8 1,726.9 1,762.7 1,778.7 1,760.5 1,724.2 1,741.0 1,748.6 1,714.5 1,735.0 1,781.1 1,785.3 1,804.1
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