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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 18, 2016
October 2016 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,896,600 1,811,000 85,500 4.5%
Bridgeport-Stamford 464,749 443,974 20,775 4.5%
Danbury 106,657 102,805 3,852 3.6%
Enfield 50,824 48,533 2,291 4.5%
Hartford 622,051 594,216 27,835 4.5%
New Haven 324,104 309,316 14,788 4.6%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 125,672 119,917 5,755 4.6%
Torrington-Northwest 47,642 45,733 1,909 4.0%
Waterbury 111,176 104,884 6,292 5.7%
Danielson-Northeast 43,673 41,625 2,048 4.7%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 141,345 134,758 6,587 4.7%
Westerly, RI 15,673 14,841 832 5.3%
UNITED STATES 159,783,000 152,335,000 7,447,000 4.7%
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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