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  Unemployment Rate / Residents Unemployed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: October 18, 2018
The September 2018 unemployment rate for Connecticut is estimated at 4.2% (seasonally adjusted), down one-tenth of a point from August 2018 and down three-tenths of a percentage point from a year ago when it was 4.5%. The US jobless rate in September 2018 was 3.7%, down two-tenths of a point from August 2018.

Unemployment Rates for States - Monthly Rankings

Month 2001 Y/Y 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y 2018 Y/Y
Jan 2.6 3.4 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.9 6.9 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.2 7.2 6.1 5.5 4.9 4.5
Feb 2.8 3.5 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.4 4.3 5.0 7.1 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.1 7.0 6.0 5.5 4.9 4.6
Mar 2.9 3.7 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3 5.1 7.3 9.1 9.2 8.3 8.1 6.9 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.5
Apr 3.1 3.8 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.2 7.5 9.1 9.1 8.3 8.0 6.8 5.8 5.3 4.8 4.5
May 3.1 4.0 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.3 7.7 9.1 9.0 8.4 7.9 6.7 5.7 5.3 4.7 4.5
Jun 3.2 4.2 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.5 7.9 9.1 8.9 8.5 7.9 6.6 5.7 5.2 4.7 4.4
Jul 3.2 4.4 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.3 4.4 5.7 8.1 9.1 8.8 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.6 5.1 4.6 4.4
Aug 3.3 4.6 5.5 4.8 4.9 4.3 4.5 5.9 8.2 9.1 8.7 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.6 5.0 4.5 4.3
Sep 3.3 4.8 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.6 6.1 8.4 9.2 8.6 8.4 7.7 6.4 5.6 5.0 4.5 4.2
Oct 3.3 5.0 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.7 6.3 8.5 9.2 8.5 8.4 7.5 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.5
Nov 3.3 5.1 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.8 6.4 8.7 9.3 8.4 8.3 7.4 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.5
Dec 3.3 5.2 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.9 6.6 8.8 9.3 8.3 8.2 7.3 6.2 5.6 4.9 4.5
NOTE:  The unemployment rate represents the number unemployed as a percent of the civilian labor force. The unemployed are all persons who did not work, but were available for work during the survey week (except for temporary illness) and made specific efforts to find a job in the prior week. Persons waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not be looking for work to be classified.
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Month 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 4.9 4.9 3.9 3.8 2.9 3.1 4.8 5.5 7.5 7.6 5.7 5.6 5.3 5.7 4.0 3.0 2.8 2.6 3.4 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.9 6.9 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.2 7.2 6.1 5.5 4.9 4.5
Feb 4.8 4.9 3.9 3.7 2.9 3.1 4.9 5.7 7.5 7.5 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.7 3.8 3.0 2.7 2.8 3.5 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.4 4.3 5.0 7.1 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.1 7.0 6.0 5.5 4.9 4.6
Mar 4.7 5.0 3.9 3.6 2.8 3.2 5.0 5.8 7.5 7.3 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.6 3.7 2.9 2.6 2.9 3.7 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3 5.1 7.3 9.1 9.2 8.3 8.1 6.9 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.5
Apr 4.6 5.0 3.9 3.5 2.8 3.3 5.0 6.0 7.5 7.1 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.4 3.6 2.9 2.5 3.1 3.8 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.2 7.5 9.1 9.1 8.3 8.0 6.8 5.8 5.3 4.8 4.5
May 4.6 5.0 3.9 3.4 2.9 3.5 5.1 6.3 7.5 6.9 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.3 3.5 2.9 2.4 3.1 4.0 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.3 7.7 9.1 9.0 8.4 7.9 6.7 5.7 5.3 4.7 4.5
Jun 4.5 5.0 3.9 3.3 3.0 3.6 5.1 6.5 7.5 6.7 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.2 3.4 2.8 2.3 3.2 4.2 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.5 7.9 9.1 8.9 8.5 7.9 6.6 5.7 5.2 4.7 4.4
Jul 4.5 4.9 3.8 3.2 3.0 3.8 5.1 6.7 7.5 6.5 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.0 3.4 2.8 2.3 3.2 4.4 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.3 4.4 5.7 8.1 9.1 8.8 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.6 5.1 4.6 4.4
Aug 4.6 4.7 3.8 3.2 3.1 3.9 5.2 6.9 7.6 6.3 5.6 5.5 5.5 4.8 3.3 2.8 2.2 3.3 4.6 5.5 4.8 4.9 4.3 4.5 5.9 8.2 9.1 8.7 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.6 5.0 4.5 4.3
Sep 4.6 4.6 3.8 3.2 3.1 4.1 5.2 7.1 7.6 6.1 5.7 5.4 5.6 4.6 3.3 2.8 2.2 3.3 4.8 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.6 6.1 8.4 9.2 8.6 8.4 7.7 6.4 5.6 5.0 4.5 4.2
Oct 4.7 4.4 3.7 3.2 3.1 4.3 5.3 7.2 7.6 6.0 5.6 5.3 5.7 4.4 3.2 2.8 2.2 3.3 5.0 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.7 6.3 8.5 9.2 8.5 8.4 7.5 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.5
Nov 4.7 4.2 3.8 3.1 3.0 4.5 5.4 7.3 7.6 5.8 5.6 5.3 5.8 4.2 3.1 2.9 2.3 3.3 5.1 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.8 6.4 8.7 9.3 8.4 8.3 7.4 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.5
Dec 4.8 4.0 3.8 3.0 3.0 4.6 5.4 7.4 7.6 5.7 5.6 5.3 5.8 4.1 3.0 2.9 2.4 3.3 5.2 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.9 6.6 8.8 9.3 8.3 8.2 7.3 6.2 5.6 4.9 4.5
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Month 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 45.9 59.5 95.2 92.6 86.6 81.6 79.0 92.5 129.6 169.9 177.7 156.9 152.2 134.5 116.4 104.2 93.9 86.8
Feb 49.0 61.7 96.1 91.6 87.8 80.1 79.1 93.8 134.0 171.5 177.0 156.6 151.0 132.3 114.5 103.3 94.0 86.9
Mar 51.7 64.6 96.7 90.8 88.9 79.1 79.3 95.3 138.4 172.5 175.8 157.0 149.9 130.2 112.6 102.2 93.7 86.3
Apr 53.7 68.0 97.1 90.1 89.5 78.7 79.5 97.4 142.6 173.0 174.3 158.0 148.9 128.3 110.7 101.1 92.7 85.8
May 55.3 71.5 97.4 89.2 89.7 78.7 79.9 100.3 146.3 173.2 172.5 159.2 147.9 126.4 108.8 100.1 91.2 84.9
Jun 56.3 75.2 97.6 88.2 89.4 79.0 80.6 103.7 149.7 173.5 170.5 160.2 147.0 124.9 107.1 99.0 89.6 83.9
Jul 57.0 78.9 97.6 87.1 88.8 79.4 81.7 107.5 152.8 174.0 168.4 160.4 146.0 123.7 105.8 97.6 88.2 82.8
Aug 57.4 82.5 97.3 86.0 88.0 79.6 83.2 111.3 155.8 174.8 166.2 159.9 144.6 122.8 105.1 96.1 87.0 80.9
Sep 57.5 85.9 96.7 85.1 87.0 79.7 85.1 114.9 158.8 175.8 163.9 158.7 142.9 121.9 104.9 94.8 86.4 80.1
Oct 57.5 89.1 95.8 84.8 85.8 79.6 87.2 118.3 161.9 176.9 161.6 157.3 140.8 120.9 104.9 93.9 86.1
Nov 57.5 91.8 94.7 84.9 84.5 79.4 89.2 121.8 164.9 177.7 159.5 155.5 138.8 119.6 105.0 93.5 86.2
Dec 58.1 93.9 93.6 85.5 83.1 79.2 91.0 125.5 167.6 177.9 157.9 153.8 136.7 118.1 104.8 93.5 86.4
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 113.3 80.8 82.5 67.9 65.7 51.4 54.0 86.0 101.0 137.6 137.3 100.0 97.7 91.8 100.9 68.9 52.0 49.4
Feb 111.2 79.1 84.2 67.5 64.9 49.9 55.2 88.5 103.6 137.9 135.3 98.8 97.5 92.3 99.6 66.7 51.7 47.6
Mar 108.4 77.6 85.4 67.7 63.4 49.0 56.9 90.3 107.1 137.9 132.4 98.0 97.4 92.7 97.7 64.5 51.5 45.6
Apr 105.1 76.4 86.0 68.1 61.4 49.3 58.8 91.6 111.2 137.9 128.9 97.6 97.3 93.0 95.5 62.6 51.1 43.8
May 101.6 75.8 85.9 68.2 59.3 50.4 61.1 92.4 115.5 137.9 125.2 97.6 97.0 93.2 93.2 61.0 50.3 42.4
Jun 98.1 75.6 85.1 67.8 57.5 51.8 63.8 93.1 119.9 137.8 121.3 97.9 96.5 93.6 90.6 59.7 49.5 41.1
Jul 94.9 75.7 83.6 66.9 56.4 52.9 66.9 93.8 124.1 137.8 117.3 98.4 95.5 94.6 87.6 58.6 48.9 39.9
Aug 91.9 76.1 81.3 66.1 55.8 53.6 70.1 94.6 127.8 138.1 113.4 98.9 94.3 96.1 84.3 57.7 48.9 39.0
Sep 89.1 76.9 78.2 65.6 55.6 53.7 73.4 95.6 130.9 138.5 109.5 99.1 93.2 97.9 80.8 56.7 49.3 38.6
Oct 86.7 78.0 74.8 65.5 55.2 53.5 76.6 96.9 133.4 138.9 106.2 99.0 92.3 99.7 77.3 55.4 50.1 39.0
Nov 84.5 79.4 71.6 65.7 54.4 53.3 79.8 98.1 135.4 138.9 103.6 98.5 91.8 101.0 74.2 54.0 50.6 40.5
Dec 82.5 80.9 69.2 65.9 53.1 53.4 83.0 99.3 136.9 138.5 101.5 98.0 91.6 101.4 71.4 52.8 50.5 42.9
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Month 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y 2018 Y/Y
Jan 59,500 95,200 92,600 86,600 81,600 79,000 92,500 129,600 169,900 177,700 156,900 152,200 134,500 116,400 104,200 93,900 86,800
Feb 61,700 96,100 91,600 87,800 80,100 79,100 93,800 134,000 171,500 177,000 156,600 151,000 132,300 114,500 103,300 94,000 86,900
Mar 64,600 96,700 90,800 88,900 79,100 79,300 95,300 138,400 172,500 175,800 157,000 149,900 130,200 112,600 102,200 93,700 86,300
Apr 68,000 97,100 90,100 89,500 78,700 79,500 97,400 142,600 173,000 174,300 158,000 148,900 128,300 110,700 101,100 92,700 85,800
May 71,500 97,400 89,200 89,700 78,700 79,900 100,300 146,300 173,200 172,500 159,200 147,900 126,400 108,800 100,100 91,200 84,900
Jun 75,200 97,600 88,200 89,400 79,000 80,600 103,700 149,700 173,500 170,500 160,200 147,000 124,900 107,100 99,000 89,600 83,900
Jul 78,900 97,600 87,100 88,800 79,400 81,700 107,500 152,800 174,000 168,400 160,400 146,000 123,700 105,800 97,600 88,200 82,800
Aug 82,500 97,300 86,000 88,000 79,600 83,200 111,300 155,800 174,800 166,200 159,900 144,600 122,800 105,100 96,100 87,000 80,900
Sep 85,900 96,700 85,100 87,000 79,700 85,100 114,900 158,800 175,800 163,900 158,700 142,900 121,900 104,900 94,800 86,400 80,100
Oct 89,100 95,800 84,800 85,800 79,600 87,200 118,300 161,900 176,900 161,600 157,300 140,800 120,900 104,900 93,900 86,100
Nov 91,800 94,700 84,900 84,500 79,400 89,200 121,800 164,900 177,700 159,500 155,500 138,800 119,600 105,000 93,500 86,200
Dec 93,900 93,600 85,500 83,100 79,200 91,000 125,500 167,600 177,900 157,900 153,800 136,700 118,100 104,800 93,500 86,400
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