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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: September 19, 2014
August 2014 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,889,700 1,759,600 130,100 6.9%
Bridgeport-Stamford 488,313 457,066 31,247 6.4%
Danbury 93,211 88,111 5,100 5.5%
Enfield 50,299 47,137 3,162 6.3%
Hartford 593,199 551,568 41,631 7.0%
New Haven 315,760 292,973 22,787 7.2%
* Norwich-New London 134,839 125,486 9,353 6.9%
Torrington 54,770 51,408 3,362 6.1%
Waterbury 101,018 91,853 9,165 9.1%
Willimantic - Danielson 58,264 53,953 4,311 7.4%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London 146,520 136,402 10,118 6.9%
Westerly, RI 11,681 10,916 765 6.5%
UNITED STATES 156,434,000 146,647,000 9,787,000 6.3%
2014 Monthly Historical Data
January - December
Statewide Summary & LMAs
Bridgeport - Stamford
New Haven
Norwich - New London
Willimantic - Danielson

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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