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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: April 15, 2016
March 2016 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,894,100 1,776,800 117,300 6.2%
Bridgeport-Stamford 467,087 439,018 28,069 6.0%
Danbury 107,307 101,677 5,630 5.2%
Enfield 49,646 46,590 3,056 6.2%
Hartford 619,350 581,033 38,317 6.2%
New Haven 322,041 302,294 19,747 6.1%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 126,162 118,226 7,936 6.3%
Torrington-Northwest 48,024 44,983 3,041 6.3%
Waterbury 111,356 102,777 8,579 7.7%
Danielson-Northeast 43,180 40,235 2,945 6.8%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 142,056 133,046 9,010 6.3%
Westerly, RI 15,894 14,820 1,074 6.8%
UNITED STATES 158,854,000 150,738,000 8,116,000 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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