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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: May 19, 2017
April 2017 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,910,600 1,821,400 89,200 4.7%
Bridgeport-Stamford 469,447 447,938 21,509 4.6%
Danbury 108,829 104,525 4,304 4.0%
Enfield 50,862 48,574 2,288 4.5%
Hartford 625,302 595,992 29,310 4.7%
New Haven 326,807 311,812 14,995 4.6%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 126,787 121,069 5,718 4.5%
Torrington-Northwest 47,357 45,142 2,215 4.7%
Waterbury 111,625 104,913 6,712 6.0%
Danielson-Northeast 43,598 41,474 2,124 4.9%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 142,596 136,153 6,443 4.5%
Westerly, RI 15,809 15,084 725 4.6%
UNITED STATES 159,817,000 153,262,000 6,555,000 4.1%
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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