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  Current Labor Force Data for Labor Market Area (LMA) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: September 19, 2016
August 2016 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,919,300 1,812,100 107,200 5.6%
Bridgeport-Stamford 476,392 450,801 25,591 5.4%
Danbury 108,366 103,372 4,994 4.6%
Enfield 50,560 47,722 2,838 5.6%
Hartford 623,765 588,109 35,656 5.7%
New Haven 326,367 307,935 18,432 5.6%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 128,775 121,704 7,071 5.5%
Torrington-Northwest 48,806 46,372 2,434 5.0%
Waterbury 112,322 104,655 7,667 6.8%
Danielson-Northeast 43,897 41,423 2,474 5.6%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 144,978 136,889 8,089 5.6%
Westerly, RI 16,203 15,185 1,018 6.3%
UNITED STATES 159,800,000 151,804,000 7,996,000 5.0%
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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