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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: December 22, 2017
November 2017 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,898,200 1,816,100 82,100 4.3%
Bridgeport-Stamford 467,215 447,185 20,030 4.3%
Danbury 107,645 104,042 3,603 3.3%
Enfield 51,066 48,953 2,113 4.1%
Hartford 618,577 591,528 27,049 4.4%
New Haven 326,846 312,731 14,115 4.3%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 125,007 119,720 5,287 4.2%
Torrington-Northwest 46,932 45,003 1,929 4.1%
Waterbury 111,421 105,387 6,034 5.4%
Danielson-Northeast 43,460 41,533 1,927 4.4%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 140,714 134,691 6,023 4.3%
Westerly, RI 15,707 14,971 736 4.7%
UNITED STATES 160,466,000 154,180,000 6,286,000 3.9%
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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