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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: April 20, 2015
March 2015 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,906,900 1,782,800 124,100 6.5%
Bridgeport-Stamford 466,851 437,473 29,378 6.3%
Danbury 107,125 101,436 5,689 5.3%
Enfield 49,824 46,720 3,104 6.2%
Hartford 625,274 584,789 40,485 6.5%
New Haven 327,044 306,117 20,927 6.4%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 125,741 116,895 8,846 7.0%
Torrington-Northwest 47,803 44,615 3,188 6.7%
Waterbury 113,653 104,323 9,330 8.2%
Danielson-Northeast 43,625 40,437 3,188 7.3%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 141,697 131,555 10,142 7.2%
Westerly, RI 15,956 14,660 1,296 8.1%
UNITED STATES 156,318,000 147,635,000 8,682,000 5.6%
2015 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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