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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: October 20, 2014
September 2014 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,878,400 1,767,800 110,700 5.9%
Bridgeport-Stamford 480,898 454,188 26,710 5.6%
Danbury 92,665 88,429 4,236 4.6%
Enfield 50,756 47,884 2,872 5.7%
Hartford 592,861 557,920 34,941 5.9%
New Haven 315,252 295,938 19,314 6.1%
* Norwich-New London 133,367 125,268 8,099 6.1%
Torrington 54,296 51,485 2,801 5.2%
Waterbury 100,731 92,806 7,925 7.9%
Willimantic - Danielson 57,609 53,842 3,767 6.5%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London 144,904 136,141 8,763 6.0%
Westerly, RI 11,537 10,873 664 5.8%
UNITED STATES 155,903,000 146,941,000 8,962,000 5.7%
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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