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Labor Market Information - State of Connecticut Most Recent Labor Force Data by Labor Market Area (LMA)
  Current Labor Force Data for Labor Market Area (LMA) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: June 17, 2016
May 2016 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,895,600 1,794,200 101,500 5.4%
Bridgeport-Stamford 468,973 444,599 24,374 5.2%
Danbury 107,729 103,009 4,720 4.4%
Enfield 49,806 47,128 2,678 5.4%
Hartford 617,366 584,019 33,347 5.4%
New Haven 322,657 305,139 17,518 5.4%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 125,970 119,104 6,866 5.5%
Torrington-Northwest 48,435 46,150 2,285 4.7%
Waterbury 111,295 104,060 7,235 6.5%
Danielson-Northeast 43,379 40,943 2,436 5.6%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 141,744 133,984 7,760 5.5%
Westerly, RI 15,774 14,880 894 5.7%
UNITED STATES 158,800,000 151,594,000 7,207,000 4.5%
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence. The LAUS program is a federal-state cooperative endeavor in which states develop state and sub-state data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A major source of labor force data estimates, the Current Population Survey (CPS) includes a sample of over 1,600 Connecticut households each month regarding the labor force status of their occupants.

Labor force measures are based on the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over. People with jobs are counted as employed. People who are jobless, looking for jobs, and available for work are regarded as unemployed, and people who are neither employed nor unemployed are considered not in the labor force. The unemployment rate represents the percentage of the labor force that is unemployed. Annual average data is published after benchmark revisions are made.

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