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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: January 26, 2015
December 2014 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,890,800 1,783,000 107,800 5.7%
Bridgeport-Stamford 484,085 458,529 25,556 5.3%
Danbury 94,249 90,158 4,091 4.3%
Enfield 50,509 47,828 2,681 5.3%
Hartford 597,403 562,818 34,585 5.8%
New Haven 317,184 298,860 18,324 5.8%
* Norwich-New London 144,512 135,718 8,794 6.1%
Torrington 54,502 51,582 2,920 5.4%
Waterbury 102,138 94,372 7,766 7.6%
Willimantic - Danielson 57,897 54,093 3,804 6.6%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London 145,980 136,467 9,513 6.5%
Westerly, RI 11,511 10,921 590 5.1%
UNITED STATES 155,521,000 147,190,000 8,331,000 5.4%
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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