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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: November 20, 2015
October 2015 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,894,500 1,802,900 91,600 4.8%
Bridgeport-Stamford 464,095 442,116 21,979 4.7%
Danbury 106,221 102,105 4,116 3.9%
Enfield 50,197 48,015 2,182 4.3%
Hartford 621,569 591,620 29,949 4.8%
New Haven 324,170 308,150 16,020 4.9%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 125,229 118,894 6,335 5.1%
Torrington-Northwest 47,979 45,965 2,014 4.2%
Waterbury 111,430 104,689 6,741 6.0%
Danielson-Northeast 43,625 41,392 2,233 5.1%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 141,081 133,900 7,181 5.1%
Westerly, RI 15,852 15,006 846 5.3%
UNITED STATES 157,313,000 149,716,000 7,597,000 4.8%
2015 Monthly Historical Data
January - December
Statewide Summary & LMAs
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Norwich-New London

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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