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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: March 27, 2014
February 2014 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,846,100 1,708,600 137,500 7.4%
Bridgeport-Stamford 469,865 437,142 32,723 7.0%
Danbury 90,994 85,475 5,519 6.1%
Enfield 49,380 46,026 3,354 6.8%
Hartford 584,960 541,414 43,546 7.4%
New Haven 310,955 287,311 23,644 7.6%
* Norwich-New London 129,982 120,048 9,934 7.6%
Torrington 52,238 49,939 3,899 7.3%
Waterbury 99,788 89,736 10,052 10.1%
Willimantic - Danielson 59,912 52,125 4,787 8.4%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London 141,750 130,650 11,100 7.8%
Westerly, RI 11,768 10,602 1,166 9.9%
UNITED STATES 155,027,000 144,134,000 10,893,000 7.0%
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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