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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: June 16, 2017
May 2017 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,930,800 1,837,900 92,900 4.8%
Bridgeport-Stamford 476,218 453,253 22,965 4.8%
Danbury 109,415 105,109 4,306 3.9%
Enfield 51,070 48,703 2,367 4.6%
Hartford 630,130 600,071 30,059 4.8%
New Haven 330,543 314,493 16,050 4.9%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 128,234 122,058 6,176 4.8%
Torrington-Northwest 47,935 45,823 2,112 4.4%
Waterbury 113,242 106,586 6,656 5.9%
Danielson-Northeast 43,988 41,829 2,159 4.9%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 143,871 137,135 6,736 4.7%
Westerly, RI 15,637 15,077 560 3.6%
UNITED STATES 159,979,000 153,407,000 6,572,000 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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