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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: July 22, 2016
June 2016 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,922,500 1,809,000 113,500 5.9%
Bridgeport-Stamford 476,118 449,145 26,973 5.7%
Danbury 109,007 103,571 5,436 5.0%
Enfield 49,812 46,901 2,911 5.8%
Hartford 624,654 586,520 38,134 6.1%
New Haven 329,453 309,991 19,462 5.9%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 127,983 120,283 7,700 6.0%
Torrington-Northwest 49,146 46,568 2,578 5.2%
Waterbury 112,715 104,917 7,798 6.9%
Danielson-Northeast 43,662 41,115 2,547 5.8%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 144,071 135,486 8,585 6.0%
Westerly, RI 16,088 15,203 885 5.5%
UNITED STATES 160,135,000 151,990,000 8,144,000 5.1%
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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