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  Unemployment Rate / Residents Unemployed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 22, 2018
The December 2017 unemployment rate for Connecticut is estimated at 4.6% (seasonally adjusted), unchanged from November 2017 and up two-tenth of a percentage point from a year ago when it was 4.4%. The US jobless rate in December 2017 was 4.1%, unchanged from November.

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
Jan 2.6 3.4 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.3 5.0 7.0 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.1 7.1 6.1 5.5 4.5
Feb 2.7 3.6 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.4 4.3 5.0 7.2 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.0 7.0 6.0 5.5 4.7
Mar 2.9 3.7 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.1 7.5 9.1 9.1 8.2 7.9 6.9 5.9 5.4 4.8
Apr 3.0 3.9 5.5 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.2 7.7 9.1 9.1 8.3 7.9 6.7 5.7 5.4 4.9
May 3.1 4.1 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.4 7.9 9.1 9.0 8.4 7.8 6.6 5.6 5.3 4.9
Jun 3.2 4.3 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.4 5.5 8.1 9.1 8.9 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.5 5.2 5.0
Jul 3.3 4.4 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.3 4.4 5.7 8.2 9.1 8.7 8.5 7.7 6.5 5.4 5.1 5.0
Aug 3.3 4.6 5.5 4.8 4.9 4.3 4.5 5.9 8.4 9.1 8.6 8.5 7.6 6.4 5.4 4.9 4.8
Sep 3.3 4.8 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.6 6.1 8.5 9.1 8.5 8.4 7.5 6.4 5.4 4.8 4.6
Oct 3.3 5.0 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.7 6.3 8.6 9.2 8.4 8.4 7.4 6.3 5.5 4.6 4.5
Nov 3.3 5.1 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.8 6.5 8.8 9.2 8.3 8.3 7.3 6.2 5.5 4.5 4.6
Dec 3.4 5.3 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.9 6.7 8.9 9.2 8.3 8.2 7.2 6.2 5.5 4.4 4.6
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 3.7 2.9 3.1 4.8 5.5 7.5 7.5 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.7 3.9 3.0 2.8 2.6 3.4 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.3 5.0 7.0 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.1 7.1 6.1 5.5 4.5
Feb 4.8 4.9 3.9 3.7 2.8 3.1 4.9 5.7 7.5 7.4 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.7 3.8 3.0 2.7 2.7 3.6 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.4 4.3 5.0 7.2 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.0 7.0 6.0 5.5 4.7
Mar 4.7 5.0 3.9 3.6 2.8 3.2 5.0 5.9 7.5 7.3 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.6 3.7 2.9 2.6 2.9 3.7 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.1 7.5 9.1 9.1 8.2 7.9 6.9 5.9 5.4 4.8
Apr 4.6 5.0 3.9 3.5 2.8 3.3 5.1 6.1 7.5 7.1 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.4 3.6 2.9 2.5 3.0 3.9 5.5 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.2 7.7 9.1 9.1 8.3 7.9 6.7 5.7 5.4 4.9
May 4.5 5.0 3.9 3.4 2.9 3.5 5.1 6.3 7.5 6.9 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.3 3.5 2.9 2.4 3.1 4.1 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.4 7.9 9.1 9.0 8.4 7.8 6.6 5.6 5.3 4.9
Jun 4.5 5.0 3.9 3.3 3.0 3.6 5.1 6.6 7.5 6.7 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.1 3.4 2.8 2.3 3.2 4.3 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.4 5.5 8.1 9.1 8.9 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.5 5.2 5.0
Jul 4.5 4.9 3.8 3.2 3.0 3.8 5.1 6.8 7.5 6.5 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.0 3.4 2.8 2.3 3.3 4.4 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.3 4.4 5.7 8.2 9.1 8.7 8.5 7.7 6.5 5.4 5.1 5.0
Aug 4.5 4.8 3.8 3.2 3.1 3.9 5.2 7.0 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 8.4 9.1 8.6 8.5 7.6 6.4 5.4 4.9 4.8
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 3.2 2.8 2.2 3.3 4.8 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.6 6.1 8.5 9.1 8.5 8.4 7.5 6.4 5.4 4.8 4.6
Oct 4.6 4.4 3.8 3.2 3.1 4.3 5.3 7.3 7.6 5.9 5.6 5.3 5.7 4.4 3.2 2.9 2.2 3.3 5.0 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.7 6.3 8.6 9.2 8.4 8.4 7.4 6.3 5.5 4.6 4.5
Nov 4.7 4.2 3.8 3.1 3.0 4.5 5.4 7.4 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 6.5 8.8 9.2 8.3 8.3 7.3 6.2 5.5 4.5 4.6
Dec 4.8 4.0 3.8 3.0 3.0 4.6 5.4 7.5 7.6 5.7 5.6 5.3 5.8 4.1 3.0 2.9 2.4 3.4 5.3 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.9 6.7 8.9 9.2 8.3 8.2 7.2 6.2 5.5 4.4 4.6
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Month 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 45.2 60.4 95.5 92.7 86.9 81.3 79.1 93.3 131.6 169.9 177.1 156.5 150.2 132.2 115.5 103.9 85.0
Feb 48.3 62.6 96.4 91.7 88.2 79.7 79.2 94.5 136.6 171.3 176.5 156.1 148.6 130.4 113.6 103.5 89.4
Mar 51.0 65.5 97.1 90.8 89.2 78.5 79.4 96.0 141.5 172.0 175.3 156.7 147.4 128.5 111.3 102.9 91.7
Apr 53.2 68.7 97.5 90.0 89.8 77.9 79.8 98.1 145.9 172.4 173.6 157.8 146.4 126.7 108.8 102.0 93.6
May 55.1 72.1 97.7 89.2 89.9 78.0 80.2 100.8 149.8 172.5 171.6 159.2 145.6 124.8 106.3 100.6 95.1
Jun 56.5 75.6 97.8 88.1 89.6 78.4 81.0 104.2 153.0 172.7 169.4 160.2 144.7 123.2 104.2 98.8 97.0
Jul 57.5 79.1 97.7 87.0 88.9 79.0 82.2 107.9 155.7 173.2 167.2 160.6 143.6 121.9 102.8 96.2 96.5
Aug 58.1 82.7 97.4 85.9 88.1 79.5 83.9 111.6 158.2 174.0 164.9 160.0 142.1 121.0 102.2 93.1 92.2
Sep 58.2 86.0 96.8 85.1 87.1 79.8 85.8 115.3 160.7 175.0 162.8 158.6 140.2 120.2 102.3 89.9 87.1
Oct 58.2 89.2 96.0 84.7 85.9 79.8 88.0 118.9 163.2 176.0 160.8 156.6 138.1 119.4 102.9 86.9 85.6
Nov 58.3 91.9 94.9 84.9 84.5 79.5 90.1 122.7 165.7 176.8 159.0 154.4 136.1 118.4 103.5 84.3 87.0
Dec 59.0 94.0 93.8 85.7 82.9 79.3 91.9 126.9 168.0 177.2 157.6 152.2 134.1 117.1 103.9 82.1 87.0
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 113.6 80.5 82.5 67.9 65.5 51.2 53.8 86.6 101.6 137.9 136.6 99.5 97.6 91.8 100.8 68.6 52.0 49.4
Feb 111.6 78.7 84.2 67.5 64.6 49.6 55.0 89.2 104.4 138.2 134.4 98.4 97.4 92.4 99.5 66.3 51.7 47.4
Mar 108.7 77.2 85.4 67.8 63.0 48.7 56.6 91.1 108.0 138.1 131.5 97.7 97.3 92.8 97.6 64.1 51.6 45.3
Apr 105.3 76.1 86.1 68.1 61.0 49.0 58.7 92.4 112.1 138.0 128.0 97.3 97.1 93.1 95.5 62.2 51.2 43.5
May 101.6 75.4 86.0 68.2 58.8 50.2 61.1 93.1 116.5 137.9 124.3 97.4 96.9 93.3 93.2 60.5 50.3 42.1
Jun 98.0 75.3 85.3 67.8 57.1 51.7 63.8 93.6 120.8 137.8 120.5 97.8 96.3 93.8 90.5 59.3 49.4 40.9
Jul 94.6 75.4 83.8 67.0 56.1 52.9 66.9 94.1 124.9 137.7 116.6 98.4 95.4 94.7 87.5 58.4 48.7 39.8
Aug 91.5 75.9 81.4 66.2 55.7 53.7 70.1 94.7 128.5 137.9 112.7 98.9 94.2 96.2 84.1 57.6 48.8 38.9
Sep 88.8 76.7 78.3 65.7 55.5 53.8 73.5 95.7 131.4 138.2 109.0 99.1 93.1 98.0 80.5 56.7 49.4 38.4
Oct 86.4 77.8 74.9 65.7 55.3 53.5 76.8 96.9 133.9 138.5 105.7 98.9 92.2 99.8 77.0 55.5 50.3 38.7
Nov 84.2 79.2 71.7 65.8 54.4 53.2 80.1 98.2 135.8 138.5 103.1 98.5 91.6 101.1 73.9 54.0 50.9 40.0
Dec 82.3 80.8 69.3 65.9 53.0 53.2 83.5 99.7 137.2 138.0 101.1 98.0 91.5 101.4 71.1 52.8 50.6 42.3
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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
Jan 1,716.9 1,699.0 1,693.7 1,684.5 1,691.7 1,731.2 1,764.8 1,779.5 1,755.9 1,723.6 1,742.8 1,748.2 1,713.3 1,739.1 1,783.4 1,786.5 1,807.2
Feb 1,714.1 1,699.7 1,692.3 1,683.7 1,694.2 1,735.4 1,766.7 1,779.9 1,751.2 1,724.1 1,742.9 1,746.0 1,712.9 1,743.6 1,785.1 1,787.6 1,812.0
Mar 1,711.1 1,700.5 1,690.9 1,683.1 1,697.2 1,739.1 1,768.4 1,779.9 1,746.9 1,725.8 1,742.7 1,742.5 1,713.6 1,748.0 1,786.2 1,788.8 1,819.9
Apr 1,708.1 1,701.3 1,689.2 1,683.1 1,700.4 1,742.2 1,770.0 1,779.3 1,743.3 1,728.4 1,742.3 1,737.9 1,715.5 1,752.2 1,786.4 1,790.2 1,828.9
May 1,705.6 1,701.8 1,687.3 1,683.7 1,703.8 1,744.9 1,771.5 1,778.3 1,740.3 1,731.5 1,742.0 1,732.8 1,718.2 1,756.3 1,786.1 1,791.8 1,834.0
Jun 1,703.7 1,701.9 1,685.7 1,684.5 1,706.9 1,747.2 1,773.0 1,776.9 1,737.7 1,734.5 1,742.3 1,727.9 1,720.9 1,760.3 1,785.3 1,793.8 1,836.1
Jul 1,702.4 1,701.5 1,684.6 1,685.5 1,709.7 1,749.5 1,774.2 1,775.2 1,735.3 1,736.8 1,743.3 1,723.8 1,723.2 1,764.1 1,784.5 1,795.9 1,836.6
Aug 1,701.4 1,700.7 1,684.3 1,686.4 1,712.4 1,752.1 1,775.1 1,773.3 1,733.0 1,738.4 1,744.9 1,720.8 1,725.1 1,767.8 1,783.7 1,798.2 1,831.0
Sep 1,700.4 1,699.5 1,684.5 1,687.2 1,715.4 1,754.8 1,776.0 1,770.9 1,730.7 1,739.3 1,746.5 1,718.8 1,726.8 1,771.4 1,783.3 1,800.2 1,826.9
Oct 1,699.6 1,698.1 1,684.9 1,687.8 1,718.7 1,757.5 1,776.9 1,768.1 1,728.2 1,739.9 1,747.9 1,717.3 1,728.9 1,775.0 1,783.4 1,801.9 1,820.5
Nov 1,699.0 1,696.6 1,685.2 1,688.6 1,722.6 1,760.2 1,777.8 1,764.6 1,725.8 1,740.5 1,748.7 1,715.9 1,731.5 1,778.3 1,784.2 1,803.2 1,815.5
Dec 1,698.8 1,695.2 1,685.0 1,689.8 1,726.9 1,762.7 1,778.7 1,760.5 1,724.2 1,741.0 1,748.6 1,714.5 1,735.0 1,781.1 1,785.3 1,804.1 1,814.5
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