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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: September 21, 2018
August 2018 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,905,300 1,828,200 77,100 4.0%
Bridgeport-Stamford 468,303 449,560 18,743 4.0%
Danbury 108,220 104,586 3,634 3.4%
Enfield 50,353 48,447 1,906 3.8%
Hartford 621,976 596,366 25,610 4.1%
New Haven 324,631 311,453 13,178 4.1%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 129,894 125,020 4,874 3.8%
Torrington-Northwest 47,243 45,537 1,706 3.6%
Waterbury 110,577 104,893 5,684 5.1%
Danielson-Northeast 44,127 42,342 1,785 4.0%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 146,228 140,775 5,453 3.7%
Westerly, RI 16,334 15,755 579 3.5%
UNITED STATES 161,909,000 155,539,000 6,370,000 3,9%
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 considelightblue 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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