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  Current Labor Force Data for Labor Market Area (LMA) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: May 20, 2016
April 2016 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,884,300 1,779,300 105,000 5.6%
Bridgeport-Stamford 466,292 441,056 25,236 5.4%
Danbury 106,617 101,841 4,776 4.5%
Enfield 49,468 46,736 2,732 5.5%
Hartford 615,940 580,756 35,184 5.7%
New Haven 320,776 303,104 17,672 5.5%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 124,692 117,868 6,824 5.5%
Torrington-Northwest 47,714 45,165 2,549 5.3%
Waterbury 110,111 102,623 7,488 6.8%
Danielson-Northeast 42,672 40,133 2,539 6.0%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 140,521 132,827 7,694 5.5%
Westerly, RI 15,829 14,959 870 5.5%
UNITED STATES 158,488,000 151,075,000 7,413,000 4.7%
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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