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Labor Market Information - State of Connecticut vs. United States Unemployment Rate
  State of Connecticut vs. United States Unemployment Rate - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 26, 2015
Connecticut’s unemployment rate was calculated at 6.4% for December 2014 (seasonally adjusted).  This is one tenth of a percentage point lower than the November 2014 rate of 6.5%, and down a full percentage point from the December 2013 unemployment rate of 7.4%.

Based on the household survey, the number of unemployed, seasonally adjusted, posted a decrease of 1,110 (-0.9%) over the month to 121,406 in December 2014.  The number of unemployed residents has decreased by 15,007 (-11.0%) since December 2013.  Connecticut’s drop in the unemployment rate last month occurred with another large labor force increase (7,381, 0.4%), signifying more residents are entering the labor market searching for work.  December 2013 to December 2014 labor force growth now tallies 60,254 (3.3%, considered statistically significant).  Connecticut’s civilian labor force has grown 10 of 12 months in 2014 after bottoming out in this recovery last year in December 2013 at 1,845,784.  The United States unemployment rate was 5.6% in December, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the November 2014 rate of 5.8%, and lower by one and one tenth of a percentage point from the December 2013 rate of 6.7%.

Unemployment Rates for States - Monthly Rankings

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Jan 4.4 4.6 0.2 5.0 5.0 0.0 7.0 7.8 0.8 9.1 9.7 0.6 9.3 9.1 -0.2 8.2 8.2 0.0 8.0 7.9 -0.1 7.2 6.6 -0.6
Feb 4.4 4.5 0.1 5.0 4.9 -0.1 7.4 8.3 0.9 9.2 9.8 0.6 9.2 9.0 -0.2 8.1 8.3 0.2 7.9 7.7 -0.2 7.0 6.7 -0.3
Mar 4.4 4.4 0.0 5.0 5.1 0.1 7.7 8.7 1.0 9.2 9.9 0.7 9.1 9.0 -0.1 8.1 8.2 0.1 7.8 7.5 -0.3 7.0 6.7 -0.3
Apr 4.4 4.5 0.1 5.1 5.0 -0.1 7.9 9.0 1.1 9.2 9.9 0.7 9.0 9.1 0.1 8.2 8.2 0.0 7.8 7.5 -0.3 6.9 6.3 -0.6
May 4.4 4.4 0.0 5.3 5.4 0.1 8.1 9.4 1.3 9.2 9.6 0.4 9.0 9.0 0.0 8.3 8.2 -0.1 7.8 7.5 -0.3 6.9 6.3 -0.6
Jun 4.5 4.6 0.1 5.5 5.6 0.1 8.3 9.5 1.2 9.3 9.4 0.1 9.0 9.1 0.1 8.4 8.2 -0.2 7.9 7.5 -0.4 6.7 6.1 -0.6
Jul 4.5 4.7 0.2 5.7 5.8 0.1 8.4 9.5 1.1 9.3 9.5 0.2 9.0 9.0 0.0 8.5 8.2 -0.3 7.9 7.3 -0.6 6.6 6.2 -0.4
Aug 4.6 4.6 0.0 5.8 6.1 0.3 8.5 9.6 1.1 9.4 9.5 0.1 8.9 9.0 0.1 8.5 8.1 -0.4 7.8 7.2 -0.6 6.6 6.1 -0.5
Sep 4.7 4.7 0.0 6.0 6.1 0.1 8.6 9.8 1.2 9.4 9.5 0.1 8.8 9.0 0.2 8.4 7.8 -0.6 7.7 7.2 -0.5 6.4 5.9 -0.5
Oct 4.8 4.7 -0.1 6.2 6.5 0.3 8.7 10.0 1.3 9.5 9.5 0.0 8.6 8.8 0.2 8.3 7.8 -0.5 7.6 7.2 -0.4 6.4 5.8 -0.6
Nov 4.9 4.7 -0.2 6.4 6.8 0.4 8.9 9.9 1.0 9.5 9.8 0.3 8.5 8.6 0.1 8.2 7.8 -0.4 7.5 7.0 -0.5 6.5 5.8 -0.7
Dec 4.9 5.0 0.1 6.7 7.3 0.6 9.0 9.9 0.9 9.4 9.4 0.0 8.3 8.5 0.2 8.1 7.9 -0.2 7.4 6.7 -0.7 6.4 5.6 -0.8
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Jan 2.8 4.3 1.5 2.5 4.0 1.5 2.4 4.2 1.8 3.6 5.7 2.1 5.3 5.8 0.5 5.1 5.7 0.6 4.8 5.3 0.5 4.6 4.7 0.1
Feb 2.7 4.4 1.7 2.4 4.1 1.7 2.6 4.2 1.6 3.7 5.7 2.0 5.4 5.9 0.5 5.1 5.6 0.5 4.9 5.4 0.5 4.4 4.8 0.4
Mar 2.7 4.2 1.5 2.3 4.0 1.7 2.8 4.3 1.5 3.8 5.7 1.9 5.5 5.9 0.4 5.1 5.8 0.7 4.9 5.2 0.3 4.3 4.7 0.4
Apr 2.7 4.3 1.6 2.3 3.8 1.5 2.9 4.4 1.5 4.0 5.9 1.9 5.5 6.0 0.5 5.0 5.6 0.6 4.9 5.2 0.3 4.3 4.7 0.4
May 2.6 4.2 1.6 2.3 4.0 1.7 3.1 4.3 1.2 4.1 5.8 1.7 5.6 6.1 0.5 5.0 5.6 0.6 4.9 5.1 0.2 4.3 4.6 0.3
Jun 2.5 4.3 1.8 2.3 4.0 1.7 3.2 4.5 1.3 4.3 5.8 1.5 5.6 6.3 0.7 5.0 5.6 0.6 4.9 5.0 0.1 4.4 4.6 0.2
Jul 2.5 4.3 1.8 2.2 4.0 1.8 3.3 4.6 1.3 4.4 5.8 1.4 5.6 6.2 0.6 4.9 5.5 0.6 4.9 5.0 0.1 4.5 4.7 0.2
Aug 2.5 4.2 1.7 2.2 4.1 1.9 3.3 4.9 1.6 4.6 5.7 1.1 5.6 6.1 0.5 4.8 5.4 0.6 4.9 4.9 0.0 4.5 4.7 0.2
Sep 2.6 4.2 1.6 2.1 3.9 1.8 3.3 5.0 1.7 4.8 5.7 0.9 5.5 6.1 0.6 4.8 5.4 0.6 4.9 5.0 0.1 4.5 4.5 0.0
Oct 2.6 4.1 1.5 2.1 3.9 1.8 3.4 5.3 1.9 4.9 5.7 0.8 5.4 6.0 0.6 4.8 5.5 0.7 4.9 5.0 0.1 4.5 4.4 -0.1
Nov 2.7 4.1 1.4 2.2 3.9 1.7 3.4 5.5 2.1 5.1 5.9 0.8 5.3 5.8 0.5 4.8 5.4 0.6 4.8 5.0 0.2 4.5 4.5 0.0
Dec 2.6 4.0 1.4 2.3 3.9 1.6 3.5 5.7 2.2 5.2 6.0 0.8 5.2 5.7 0.5 4.8 5.4 0.6 4.7 4.9 0.2 4.4 4.4 0.0
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Jan 5.6 6.4 0.8 7.2 7.3 0.1 7.0 7.3 0.3 5.5 6.6 1.1 5.2 5.6 0.4 5.2 5.6 0.4 5.5 5.3 -0.2 3.8 4.6 0.8
Feb 5.8 6.6 0.8 7.3 7.4 0.1 6.9 7.1 0.2 5.5 6.6 1.1 5.3 5.4 0.1 5.2 5.5 0.3 5.5 5.2 -0.3 3.6 4.6 1.0
Mar 6.0 6.8 0.8 7.4 7.4 0.0 6.8 7.0 0.2 5.5 6.5 1.0 5.3 5.4 0.1 5.3 5.5 0.2 5.4 5.2 -0.2 3.5 4.7 1.2
Apr 6.2 6.7 0.5 7.4 7.4 0.0 6.8 7.1 0.3 5.5 6.4 0.9 5.3 5.8 0.5 5.3 5.6 0.3 5.3 5.1 -0.2 3.4 4.3 0.9
May 6.4 6.9 0.5 7.4 7.6 0.2 6.7 7.1 0.4 5.5 6.1 0.6 5.4 5.6 0.2 5.2 5.6 0.4 5.1 4.9 -0.2 3.4 4.4 1.0
Jun 6.5 6.9 0.4 7.4 7.8 0.4 6.5 7.0 0.5 5.5 6.1 0.6 5.3 5.6 0.3 5.2 5.3 0.1 5.0 5.0 0.0 3.3 4.5 1.2
Jul 6.6 6.8 0.2 7.3 7.7 0.4 6.4 6.9 0.5 5.4 6.1 0.7 5.3 5.7 0.4 5.2 5.5 0.3 4.8 4.9 0.1 3.2 4.5 1.3
Aug 6.6 6.9 0.3 7.3 7.6 0.3 6.2 6.8 0.6 5.4 6.0 0.6 5.2 5.7 0.5 5.3 5.1 -0.2 4.7 4.8 0.1 3.2 4.5 1.3
Sep 6.7 6.9 0.2 7.2 7.6 0.4 5.9 6.7 0.8 5.4 5.9 0.5 5.1 5.6 0.5 5.4 5.2 -0.2 4.5 4.9 0.4 3.1 4.6 1.5
Oct 6.8 7.0 0.2 7.2 7.3 0.1 5.8 6.8 1.0 5.3 5.8 0.5 5.1 5.5 0.4 5.5 5.2 -0.3 4.3 4.7 0.4 3.1 4.5 1.4
Nov 6.9 7.0 0.1 7.1 7.4 0.3 5.6 6.6 1.0 5.3 5.6 0.3 5.1 5.6 0.5 5.5 5.4 -0.1 4.1 4.6 0.5 2.9 4.4 1.5
Dec 7.1 7.3 0.2 7.0 7.4 0.4 5.6 6.5 0.9 5.2 5.5 0.3 5.1 5.6 0.5 5.6 5.4 -0.2 3.9 4.7 0.8 2.8 4.4 1.6
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Jan 7.2 10.4 3.2 4.8 8.0 3.2 4.8 7.3 2.5 3.9 6.7 2.8 3.6 6.6 3.0 2.8 5.7 2.9 3.0 5.4 2.4 4.7 5.4 0.7
Feb 7.0 10.4 3.4 4.7 7.8 3.1 4.8 7.2 2.4 3.8 7.2 3.4 3.6 6.6 3.0 2.7 5.7 3.0 3.0 5.2 2.2 4.8 5.3 0.5
Mar 6.7 10.3 3.6 4.6 7.8 3.2 4.9 7.2 2.3 3.8 7.2 3.4 3.5 6.6 3.1 2.7 5.7 3.0 3.1 5.0 1.9 4.8 5.2 0.4
Apr 6.4 10.2 3.8 4.5 7.7 3.2 4.9 7.3 2.4 3.8 7.1 3.3 3.4 6.3 2.9 2.8 5.4 2.6 3.2 5.2 2.0 4.9 5.4 0.5
May 6.1 10.1 4.0 4.5 7.4 2.9 4.9 7.2 2.3 3.8 7.2 3.4 3.3 6.3 3.0 2.8 5.6 2.8 3.4 5.2 1.8 4.9 5.4 0.5
Jun 5.8 10.1 4.3 4.4 7.2 2.8 4.8 7.4 2.6 3.8 7.2 3.4 3.2 6.2 3.0 2.9 5.4 2.5 3.5 5.3 1.8 4.9 5.2 0.3
Jul 5.6 9.4 3.8 4.4 7.5 3.1 4.7 7.4 2.7 3.8 7.0 3.2 3.1 6.1 3.0 3.0 5.4 2.4 3.7 5.2 1.5 4.9 5.5 0.6
Aug 5.4 9.5 4.1 4.4 7.5 3.1 4.6 7.1 2.5 3.8 6.9 3.1 3.1 6.0 2.9 3.0 5.6 2.6 3.8 5.2 1.4 4.9 5.7 0.8
Sep 5.3 9.2 3.9 4.5 7.3 2.8 4.5 7.1 2.6 3.8 7.0 3.2 3.1 5.9 2.8 3.0 5.4 2.4 4.0 5.3 1.3 4.9 5.9 1.0
Oct 5.2 8.8 3.6 4.6 7.4 2.8 4.3 7.1 2.8 3.8 7.0 3.2 3.1 6.0 2.9 3.0 5.4 2.4 4.2 5.3 1.1 5.0 5.9 0.9
Nov 5.1 8.5 3.4 4.7 7.2 2.5 4.1 7.0 2.9 3.7 6.9 3.2 3.0 5.8 2.8 3.0 5.3 2.3 4.3 5.4 1.1 5.2 6.2 1.0
Dec 4.9 8.3 3.4 4.7 7.3 2.6 4.0 7.0 3.0 3.7 6.6 2.9 3.0 5.7 2.7 3.0 5.3 2.3 4.5 5.4 0.9 5.4 6.3 0.9
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Month 1982 1983 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
Jan 8.6 10.4 8.0 7.3 6.7 6.6 5.7 5.4 5.4 6.4 7.3 7.3 6.6 5.6 5.6 5.3 4.6 4.3 4.0 4.2 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.3 4.7 4.6 5.0 7.8 9.7 9.1 8.2 7.9 6.6
Feb 8.9 10.4 7.8 7.2 7.2 6.6 5.7 5.2 5.3 6.6 7.4 7.1 6.6 5.4 5.5 5.2 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.2 5.7 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.8 4.5 4.9 8.3 9.8 9.0 8.3 7.7 6.7
Mar 9.0 10.3 7.8 7.2 7.2 6.6 5.7 5.0 5.2 6.8 7.4 7.0 6.5 5.4 5.5 5.2 4.7 4.2 4.0 4.3 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.2 4.7 4.4 5.1 8.7 9.9 9.0 8.2 7.5 6.7
Apr 9.3 10.2 7.7 7.3 7.1 6.3 5.4 5.2 5.4 6.7 7.4 7.1 6.4 5.8 5.6 5.1 4.3 4.3 3.8 4.4 5.9 6.0 5.6 5.2 4.7 4.5 5.0 9.0 9.9 9.1 8.2 7.5 6.3
May 9.4 10.1 7.4 7.2 7.2 6.3 5.6 5.2 5.4 6.9 7.6 7.1 6.1 5.6 5.6 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.3 5.8 6.1 5.6 5.1 4.6 4.4 5.4 9.4 9.6 9.0 8.2 7.5 6.3
Jun 9.6 10.1 7.2 7.4 7.2 6.2 5.4 5.3 5.2 6.9 7.8 7.0 6.1 5.6 5.3 5.0 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.5 5.8 6.3 5.6 5.0 4.6 4.6 5.6 9.5 9.4 9.1 8.2 7.5 6.1
Jul 9.8 9.4 7.5 7.4 7.0 6.1 5.4 5.2 5.5 6.8 7.7 6.9 6.1 5.7 5.5 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.6 5.8 6.2 5.5 5.0 4.7 4.7 5.8 9.5 9.5 9.0 8.2 7.3 6.2
Aug 9.8 9.5 7.5 7.1 6.9 6.0 5.6 5.2 5.7 6.9 7.6 6.8 6.0 5.7 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.9 5.7 6.1 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.6 6.1 9.6 9.5 9.0 8.1 7.2 6.1
Sep 10.1 9.2 7.3 7.1 7.0 5.9 5.4 5.3 5.9 6.9 7.6 6.7 5.9 5.6 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.2 3.9 5.0 5.7 6.1 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.7 6.1 9.8 9.5 9.0 7.8 7.2 5.9
Oct 10.4 8.8 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.0 5.4 5.3 5.9 7.0 7.3 6.8 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.1 3.9 5.3 5.7 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.4 4.7 6.5 10.0 9.5 8.8 7.8 7.2 5.8
Nov 10.8 8.5 7.2 7.0 6.9 5.8 5.3 5.4 6.2 7.0 7.4 6.6 5.6 5.6 5.4 4.6 4.4 4.1 3.9 5.5 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.7 6.8 9.9 9.8 8.6 7.8 7.0 5.8
Dec 10.8 8.3 7.3 7.0 6.6 5.7 5.3 5.4 6.3 7.3 7.4 6.5 5.5 5.6 5.4 4.7 4.4 4.0 3.9 5.7 6.0 5.7 5.4 4.9 4.4 5.0 7.3 9.9 9.4 8.5 7.9 6.7 5.6
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Month 1982 1983 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
Jan 6.6 7.2 4.8 4.8 3.9 3.6 2.8 3.0 4.7 5.6 7.2 7.0 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.5 3.8 2.8 2.5 2.4 3.6 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.6 4.4 5.0 7.0 9.1 9.3 8.2 8.0 7.2
Feb 6.7 7.0 4.7 4.8 3.8 3.6 2.7 3.0 4.8 5.8 7.3 6.9 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.5 3.6 2.7 2.4 2.6 3.7 5.4 5.1 4.9 4.4 4.4 5.0 7.4 9.2 9.2 8.1 7.9 7.0
Mar 6.7 6.7 4.6 4.9 3.8 3.5 2.7 3.1 4.8 6.0 7.4 6.8 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.4 3.5 2.7 2.3 2.8 3.8 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.3 4.4 5.0 7.7 9.2 9.1 8.1 7.8 7.0
Apr 6.8 6.4 4.5 4.9 3.8 3.4 2.8 3.2 4.9 6.2 7.4 6.8 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.3 3.4 2.7 2.3 2.9 4.0 5.5 5.0 4.9 4.3 4.4 5.1 7.9 9.2 9.0 8.2 7.8 6.9
May 6.8 6.1 4.5 4.9 3.8 3.3 2.8 3.4 4.9 6.4 7.4 6.7 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 3.4 2.6 2.3 3.1 4.1 5.6 5.0 4.9 4.3 4.4 5.3 8.1 9.2 9.0 8.3 7.8 6.9
Jun 6.8 5.8 4.4 4.8 3.8 3.2 2.9 3.5 4.9 6.5 7.4 6.5 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.0 3.3 2.5 2.3 3.2 4.3 5.6 5.0 4.9 4.4 4.5 5.5 8.3 9.3 9.0 8.4 7.9 6.7
Jul 6.7 5.6 4.4 4.7 3.8 3.1 3.0 3.7 4.9 6.6 7.3 6.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 4.8 3.2 2.5 2.2 3.3 4.4 5.6 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.5 5.7 8.4 9.3 9.0 8.5 7.9 6.6
Aug 6.8 5.4 4.4 4.6 3.8 3.1 3.0 3.8 4.9 6.6 7.3 6.2 5.4 5.2 5.3 4.7 3.2 2.5 2.2 3.3 4.6 5.6 4.8 4.9 4.5 4.6 5.8 8.5 9.4 8.9 8.5 7.8 6.6
Sep 6.9 5.3 4.5 4.5 3.8 3.1 3.0 4.0 4.9 6.7 7.2 5.9 5.4 5.1 5.4 4.5 3.1 2.6 2.1 3.3 4.8 5.5 4.8 4.9 4.5 4.7 6.0 8.6 9.4 8.8 8.4 7.7 6.4
Oct 7.0 5.2 4.6 4.3 3.8 3.1 3.0 4.2 5.0 6.8 7.2 5.8 5.3 5.1 5.5 4.3 3.1 2.6 2.1 3.4 4.9 5.4 4.8 4.9 4.5 4.8 6.2 8.7 9.5 8.6 8.3 7.6 6.4
Nov 7.2 5.1 4.7 4.1 3.7 3.0 3.0 4.3 5.2 6.9 7.1 5.6 5.3 5.1 5.5 4.1 2.9 2.7 2.2 3.4 5.1 5.3 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.9 6.4 8.9 9.5 8.5 8.2 7.5 6.5
Dec 7.2 4.9 4.7 4.0 3.7 3.0 3.0 4.5 5.4 7.1 7.0 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.6 3.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 3.5 5.2 5.2 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.9 6.7 9.0 9.4 8.3 8.1 7.4 6.4
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