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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: June 19, 2015
May 2015 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,918,900 1,812,300 106,600 5.6%
Bridgeport-Stamford 470,651 445,128 25,523 5.4%
Danbury 108,178 103,403 4,775 4.4%
Enfield 50,172 47,639 2,533 5.0%
Hartford 627,357 592,615 34,742 5,5%
New Haven 327,923 309,391 18,532 5.7%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 127,445 119,968 7,477 5.9%
Torrington-Northwest 48,914 46,561 2,353 4.8%
Waterbury 114,064 106,041 8,023 7.0%
Danielson-Northeast 44,170 41,565 2,605 5.9%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 143,485 134,936 8,549 6.0%
Westerly, RI 16,040 14,968 1,072 6.7%
UNITED STATES 157,719,000 149,349,000 8,370,000 5.3%
2015 Monthly Historical Data
January - December
Statewide Summary & LMAs
Bridgeport-Stamford
Danbury
Enfield
Hartford
New Haven
Norwich-New London
Torrington-Northwest
Waterbury
Danielson-Northeast

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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