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Our LMI Publications page, where you will see the titles of all our publications, is another resource to help in your job search. You can read these publications at our centers or order them for your continued use. They contain data, tables and/or charts along with text which have been collected, analyzed, and organized especially for the convenience of our readers.

The Office of Research occasionally undertakes special studies and projects of importance to the State on topics relevant to the labor market, workforce, and the workforce development system. See Occasional Papers & Reports for a complete listing.

current Connecticut Labor Situation Connecticut Labor Situation
Highlights changes from both a month and a year earlier in unemployment, nonfarm employment, and changes over-the-year for manufacturing wages and hours for the State and its nine labor market areas. Other economic indicators for CT, such as seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment, average weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance, the unemployment rate, and average manufacturing weekly hours, are listed by month for the entire previous year up to the current period.
current Connecticut Economic Digest Connecticut Economic Digest
Every month the Digest provides the most current economic data available for Connecticut. Decision-makers from many arenas are better informed because the Digest makes it possible to follow the trends and understand the status of economic forces that influence Connecticut's labor markets. We are pleased to continue providing information that is useful in making decisions, setting plans, and engaging in informed conversation
Current Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media
This publication lists start-ups, expansions, staff reductions, and layoffs reported by the media, both current and future. The report provides company name, the number of workers involved, date of the action, the principal product or service of the company, a brief synopsis of the action, and the source and date of the media article.
Current Labor Market Information - At-A-Glance Labor Market Information - At-A-Glance
The Office of Research gathers, analyzes, and disseminates information on the economy, workforce and careers that is used to evaluate the economic health of CT, to support and promote state workforce development activities, and to assist students and job seekers in making career choices. At-A-Glance is a monthly pamphlet that contains the latest updates for data items most frequently requested.
Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plan Connecticut Labor Force Data for Affirmative Action Plan
Provides quarterly labor force information for Connecticut and its nine labor market areas. Includes statewide and labor market area estimates of total labor force, unemployment rates, and unemployed women and minorities. Information on the broad occupational skills of women and minority job seekers registered with the CTWorks Career Centers can also be found here.
Connecticut Occupational Employment and Wages - 2010 (pdf, 415KB) CT Occupational Employment and Wages - 2010   (pdf, 415KB)
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others.
Connecticut Business Employment Dynamics Connecticut Business Employment Dynamics
(BED) data provide information on the gross number of jobs gained and lost at business establishments in CT. They include estimates of the number of jobs added at opening and expanding establishments and of jobs eliminated at closing and contracting establishments. Also known as job flows, these data provide a fuller understanding of the labor market dynamics underlying net employment growth that unfold over time.
Connecticut Information for Workforce Investment Planning Information for Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on CT and each of the state’s five WIAs including population and population density, labor force, employment and wages by industry sector, and new housing permits. In addition, detailed information on residents in need of workforce investment services such as high school dropouts, Medicaid recipients, adult probationers, Temporary Family Assistance recipients, and other residents with barriers to employment.
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) for Connecticut Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) for CT
The latest estimates of resident labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates for the US, Connecticut, and the State's labor market areas and towns. These estimates are derived through the LAUS program model, a federal/state cooperative project established by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Connecticut 2000 Equal Employment Opportunity Special Tabulation Files CT 2000 Equal Employment Opportunity Special Tabulation Files
The tables in this EEO Special Tabulation provide breakouts for the eight counties and seven metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's) within the state of Connecticut. (The MSA's shown were those established following the 1990 Census since this is the way the data were provided on the EEO Special Tabulation) Because most employers recruit their workers within specific areas, maps of each the counties and statistical areas are included.
2008 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2.4MB) 2008 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2.4MB)
A comprehensive report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2008, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2007 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2,765KB) 2007 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2.7MB)
The archived report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2007, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2006 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3,200KB) 2006 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3.2MB)
The archived report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2006, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2004 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3,840KB) 2004 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf,3.8MB)
The archived report summarizes employment and earnings results for students who graduated from one of the State’s 18 public colleges in 2004, and provides more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
Connecticut Your Job Search Guide Connecticut Your Job Search Guide
Provides job seekers with a complete guide to developing a job search plan. Topics include skills assessment, deciding on a career, resume tips, networking, interview preparation, electronic resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and various resources for career planning and job development.
Connecticut Career Paths Connecticut Career Paths: 2013
Narrative descriptions of over 150 occupations with number employed, job openings, training required, education & training sites and salary info. Includes articles on writing a great résumé, using the Internet for career & job development, choosing a career, hot jobs in CT, health occupations, CT's school-to-career initiative, and programs & resources available to help people with job and career decisions.
Connecticut’s Middle-Skill Jobs Connecticut’s Middle-Skill Jobs  (pdf, 342KB)
Connecticut has more middle-skill jobs than low- or high-skill jobs. Over the next decade, strong growth in middle-skill jobs and wages is expected as the demand continues to rise. In Connecticut, it is projected that nearly four out of every ten job openings (new and replacement) will require only middle-skills. Overall, the demand for middle-skills is likely to grow rapidly over the next decade and beyond – both overall and within key sectors.
Connecticut Workforce Demands and the Implications for Education (pdf, 1,482KB) CT Workforce Demands & the Implications for Education   (pdf, 1,4MB)
Describes the major economic trends in the state of CT in relationship to their effect upon employment over the next 10 years. As Connecticut's economy continues to grow in the direction of a "knowledge economy," i.e., an economy in which knowledge possessed by workers becomes the most valuable economic commodity, the investment in CT's educational infrastructure becomes correspondingly more important.
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