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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: August 15, 2014
July 2014 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,900,500 1,771,100 129,400 6.8%
Bridgeport-Stamford 494,192 462,948 31,244 6.3%
Danbury 93,841 88,730 5,111 5.4%
Enfield 50,197 47,187 3,010 6.0%
Hartford 594,228 552,760 41,468 7.0%
New Haven 318,097 295,447 22,650 7.1%
* Norwich-New London 135,340 126,003 9,337 6.9%
Torrington 54,667 51,313 3,354 6.1%
Waterbury 101,813 92,796 9,017 8.9%
Willimantic - Danielson 58,123 53,902 4,221 7.3%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London 147,201 137,037 10,164 6.9%
Westerly, RI 11,861 11,034 827 7.0%
UNITED STATES 157,573,000 147,265,000 10,307,000 6.5%
2014 Monthly Historical Data
January - December
Statewide Summary & LMAs
Bridgeport - Stamford
New Haven
Norwich - New London
Willimantic - Danielson

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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