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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: August 19, 2016
July 2016 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,941,300 1,832,000 109,300 5.6%
Bridgeport-Stamford 483,622 457,539 26,083 5.4%
Danbury 109,986 104,864 5,122 4.7%
Enfield 50,618 47,685 2,933 5.8%
Hartford 629,280 592,869 36,411 5.8%
New Haven 330,832 311,972 18,860 5.7%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 129,742 122,464 7,278 5.6%
Torrington-Northwest 49,378 46,889 2,489 5.0%
Waterbury 113,608 105,970 7,638 6.7%
Danielson-Northeast 44,217 41,713 2,504 5.7%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 146,022 135,486 8,260 5.7%
Westerly, RI 16,280 15,298 982 6.0%
UNITED STATES 160,704,000 152,437,000 8,267,000 5.1%
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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