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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: August 21, 2015
July 2015 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,941,400 1,832,200 109,200 5.6%
Bridgeport-Stamford 481,849 455,796 26,053 5.4%
Danbury 109,450 104,457 4,993 4.6%
Enfield 50,169 47,527 2,642 5.3%
Hartford 631,887 595,889 35,998 5.7%
New Haven 329,625 310,613 19,012 5.8%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 129,132 121,592 7,540 5.8%
Torrington-Northwest 49,659 47,238 2,421 4.9%
Waterbury 115,157 107,216 7,941 6.9%
Danielson-Northeast 44,484 41,877 2,607 5.9%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 145,521 136,891 8,630 5.9%
Westerly, RI 16,389 15,299 1,090 6.7%
UNITED STATES 158,527,000 149,722,000 8,805,000 5.6%
2015 Monthly Historical Data
January - December
Statewide Summary & LMAs
New Haven
Norwich-New London

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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