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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: January 20, 2017
December 2016 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,887,300 1,813,300 74,000 3.9%
Bridgeport-Stamford 465,015 446,935 18,080 3.9%
Danbury 107,384 103,898 3,486 3.2%
Enfield 50,272 48,257 2,015 4.0%
Hartford 616,996 592,951 24,045 3.9%
New Haven 321,620 309,227 12,393 3.9%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 124,835 119,874 4,961 4.0
Torrington-Northwest 47,660 45,797 1,863 3.9%
Waterbury 110,227 104,841 5,386 4.9%
Danielson-Northeast 43,264 41,515 1,749 4.0%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 140,747 134,949 5,798 4.1%
Westerly, RI 15,912 15,075 837 5.3%
UNITED STATES 158,968,000 151,798,000 7,170,000 4.5%
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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