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Last Updated: January 19, 2017  
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Taken together, this group of six economic indicators Detailed description of the workforce scorecard indicators and resulting score  presents an overall picture of the current conditions in the Connecticut labor market. Current levels and the change from the previous period, as well as the year-to-year changes in the number of Nonfarm EmploymentResidents Employed and Residents Unemployed, the Unemployment Rate, the size of the Labor Force, and the Average Weekly Initial Claims - the number of those filing initial, new and additional, claims for unemployment. All workforce sector indicators are seasonally adjusted figures.
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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
Jan 1,692.3 1,675.0 1,656.9 1,641.9 1,655.9 1,673.6 1,691.8 1,712.2 1,663.6 1,596.3 1,618.0 1,634.1 1,644.7 1,653.2 1,671.1 1,681.2
Feb 1,685.6 1,673.4 1,649.0 1,641.6 1,658.5 1,674.6 1,692.4 1,712.2 1,656.8 1,594.2 1,621.5 1,638.8 1,643.1 1,652.1 1,669.6 1,685.3
Mar 1,682.1 1,672.7 1,646.8 1,644.3 1,657.4 1,674.2 1,690.9 1,713.3 1,646.9 1,595.5 1,620.6 1,641.4 1,647.7 1,655.4 1,670.6 1,686.3
Apr 1,680.1 1,673.3 1,644.0 1,647.0 1,664.4 1,680.9 1,693.3 1,710.4 1,629.0 1,602.5 1,630.6 1,633.2 1,649.8 1,660.0 1,669.7 1,689.5
May 1,683.2 1,670.6 1,643.4 1,649.2 1,661.2 1,678.8 1,696.7 1,707.3 1,629.7 1,612.0 1,622.9 1,633.1 1,649.1 1,660.3 1,674.2 1,685.5
Jun 1,682.4 1,668.6 1,640.9 1,648.4 1,663.4 1,680.1 1,702.0 1,705.7 1,624.5 1,607.3 1,620.5 1,634.6 1,653.8 1,660.9 1,675.5 1,691.3
Jul 1,683.3 1,662.8 1,641.9 1,650.1 1,663.5 1,682.1 1,701.0 1,698.0 1,614.5 1,612.2 1,626.6 1,635.4 1,655.9 1,662.0 1,672.8 1,690.5
Aug 1,679.5 1,661.9 1,640.5 1,653.9 1,663.1 1,686.3 1,701.1 1,695.9 1,612.7 1,613.3 1,624.1 1,635.1 1,653.5 1,663.5 1,672.2 1,690.2
Sep 1,679.2 1,659.8 1,639.8 1,653.9 1,665.7 1,682.5 1,699.7 1,693.1 1,613.5 1,612.0 1,627.3 1,638.5 1,650.0 1,663.8 1,672.2 1,683.6
Oct 1,678.9 1,656.0 1,644.4 1,655.0 1,663.9 1,684.5 1,703.3 1,686.5 1,609.1 1,616.2 1,624.2 1,641.1 1,650.5 1,666.0 1,673.2 1,677.8
Nov 1,676.9 1,655.3 1,644.7 1,656.4 1,665.1 1,685.7 1,704.7 1,680.8 1,608.7 1,616.0 1,625.9 1,642.7 1,653.1 1,668.0 1,678.5 1,679.7
Dec 1,675.3 1,653.0 1,640.8 1,656.1 1,667.3 1,690.7 1,705.3 1,672.9 1,606.9 1,617.8 1,630.4 1,644.5 1,648.9 1,668.4 1,680.0 1,678.0
NOTE:  Nonfarm employment estimates are derived from a survey of businesses to measure jobs by industry. The estimates include all full- and parttime wage and salary employees who worked during or received pay for the pay period which includes the 12th of the month. Excluded from these estimates are proprietors, self-employed workers, private household employees and unpaid family workers. In some cases, due to space constraints, all industry estimates are not shown. Call (860) 263-6275 for a more comprehensive breakout of nonfarm employment estimates. These data are developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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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
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 1,747.6 1,714.8 1,741.1 1,784.1 1,788.5
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 1,745.5 1,714.6 1,745.5 1,785.7 1,791.6
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 1,742.2 1,715.4 1,749.9 1,786.7 1,794.4
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 1,737.8 1,717.4 1,753.9 1,786.8 1,795.5
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 1,732.9 1,720.0 1,757.8 1,786.2 1,793.6
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 1,728.2 1,722.7 1,761.6 1,785.3 1,790.1
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 1,724.2 1,725.0 1,765.2 1,784.3 1,792.1
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 1,721.4 1,726.9 1,768.7 1,783.5 1,796.3
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 1,719.5 1,728.7 1,772.1 1,783.1 1,801.0
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 1,718.1 1,730.8 1,775.5 1,783.0 1,805.8
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 1,716.9 1,733.5 1,778.8 1,783.0 1,810.5
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 1,715.7 1,736.9 1,781.7 1,783.1 1,814.7
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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
Jan 1,762.1 1,759.4 1,789.2 1,777.1 1,778.6 1,812.5 1,843.9 1,872.8 1,887.5 1,893.5 1,919.9 1,904.2 1,865.1 1,873.8 1,900.2 1,892.3
Feb 1,762.4 1,762.3 1,788.8 1,775.4 1,782.4 1,815.1 1,845.9 1,874.4 1,887.8 1,895.4 1,919.4 1,901.9 1,863.3 1,876.5 1,900.1 1,896.1
Mar 1,762.0 1,766.0 1,788.0 1,774.0 1,786.4 1,817.6 1,847.8 1,875.9 1,888.4 1,897.8 1,918.0 1,899.0 1,862.9 1,879.0 1,898.6 1,901.9
Apr 1,761.3 1,769.9 1,786.7 1,773.2 1,790.3 1,820.2 1,849.7 1,877.4 1,889.3 1,900.8 1,915.9 1,895.7 1,863.8 1,881.1 1,895.9 1,904.9
May 1,760.7 1,773.9 1,785.0 1,772.9 1,793.7 1,822.8 1,851.8 1,879.1 1,890.1 1,904.0 1,913.7 1,892.0 1,865.5 1,882.8 1,892.4 1,901.9
Jun 1,760.3 1,777.5 1,783.5 1,772.7 1,796.5 1,825.6 1,854.0 1,881.1 1,890.7 1,907.2 1,911.8 1,888.2 1,867.1 1,884.6 1,888.7 1,900.6
Jul 1,760.0 1,780.7 1,782.3 1,772.5 1,798.7 1,828.6 1,856.4 1,883.1 1,891.0 1,910.0 1,910.5 1,884.5 1,868.0 1,886.6 1,885.8 1,900.6
Aug 1,759.4 1,783.4 1,781.7 1,772.3 1,800.5 1,831.6 1,859.0 1,884.9 1,891.2 1,912.4 1,909.8 1,881.0 1,868.3 1,889.0 1,884.2 1,902.4
Sep 1,758.7 1,785.6 1,781.3 1,772.3 1,802.4 1,834.6 1,861.9 1,886.2 1,891.3 1,914.3 1,909.3 1,877.8 1,868.2 1,891.6 1,883.6 1,904.2
Oct 1,757.8 1,787.3 1,780.9 1,772.5 1,804.6 1,837.3 1,865.0 1,886.9 1,891.4 1,915.9 1,908.7 1,874.5 1,868.4 1,894.4 1,883.8 1,903.6
Nov 1,757.3 1,788.6 1,780.1 1,773.5 1,807.1 1,839.8 1,868.0 1,887.3 1,891.6 1,917.2 1,907.7 1,871.1 1,869.4 1,897.1 1,884.3 1,898.8
Dec 1,757.7 1,789.2 1,778.8 1,775.5 1,809.8 1,841.9 1,870.6 1,887.4 1,892.2 1,918.1 1,906.2 1,867.9 1,871.2 1,899.1 1,885.2 1,898.1
NOTE:  The preliminary estimates of nonfarm employment for December, and the revisions to the estimates for November, reflect changes made in estimation procedures. The changes include the introduction of new top-level sample-based figures into the development of the estimates. In addition, new procedures have been implemented that discount historical month-to-month employment movements and reduce the number of sample responses treated as non-representative. These new procedures are designed to bring the aggregate employment change for all states into closer alignment with the change in national employment reflected in the estimates produced and published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result of the changes made, at this point in time the November and December 2008 estimates are not totally comparable to previous months' data. This will be resolved with the release of revised (benchmarked) numbers for 2007 and 2008 that will be published in March.
NOTE:  Labor force estimates are a measure of the work status of people who live in Connecticut. Prepared under the direction of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the statewide estimates are the product of a signal-plus noise model, which uses results from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly survey of Connecticut households, counts of claimants for unemployment benefits, and establishment employment estimates. Beginning with the publication of January 2005 data, an improved methodology is being used to develop labor force estimates, by which monthly state model-based employment and unemployment estimates are controlled to add to the national CPS levels. This will ensure that national economic events are reflected in the state estimates, and it will significantly reduce end-of-year revisions. (For more information, please see the Connecticut Economic Digest, December 2004 issue.) Labor force data, reflecting persons employed by place of residence, are not directly comparable to the place-of-work industry employment series. In the labor force estimates, workers involved in labor disputes are counted as employed. The labor force data also includes agricultural workers, unpaid family workers, domestics and the self-employed. Because of these conceptual differences, total labor force employment is almost always different from nonfarm wage and salary employment.
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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
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
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
Mar 2.9 3.7 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 5.1 7.5 9.1 9.1 8.3 7.9 6.9 5.9 5.7
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 6.8 5.8 5.7
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 5.7
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 7.7 6.5 5.5 5.8
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 6.4 5.4 5.7
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 5.3 5.6
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 6.3 5.3 5.4
Oct 3.3 5.0 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.7 6.3 8.6 9.2 8.4 8.3 7.4 6.3 5.4 5.1
Nov 3.3 5.1 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.8 6.5 8.8 9.2 8.3 8.2 7.3 6.2 5.4 4.7
Dec 3.4 5.3 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.9 6.7 8.9 9.2 8.3 8.1 7.2 6.2 5.4 4.4
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 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
Jan 45,200 60,400 95,500 92,700 86,900 81,300 79,100 93,300 131,600 169,900 177,100 156,600 150,300 132,700 116,200 103,800
Feb 48,300 62,600 96,400 91,700 88,200 79,700 79,200 94,500 136,600 171,300 176,500 156,300 148,800 131,000 114,400 104,500
Mar 51,000 65,500 97,100 90,800 89,200 78,500 79,400 96,000 141,500 172,000 175,300 156,800 147,500 129,200 111,900 107,500
Apr 53,200 68,700 97,500 90,000 89,800 77,900 79,800 98,100 145,900 172,400 173,600 157,900 146,400 127,100 109,100 109,400
May 55,100 72,100 97,700 89,200 89,900 78,000 80,200 100,800 149,800 172,500 171,600 159,100 145,400 125,000 106,200 108,300
Jun 56,500 75,600 97,800 88,100 89,600 78,400 81,000 104,200 153,000 172,700 169,400 160,000 144,400 123,000 103,500 110,500
Jul 57,500 79,100 97,700 87,000 88,900 79,000 82,200 107,900 155,700 173,200 167,200 160,200 143,000 121,400 101,500 108,500
Aug 58,100 82,700 97,400 85,900 88,100 79,500 83,900 111,600 158,200 174,000 164,900 159,600 141,400 120,300 100,600 106,100
Sep 58,200 86,000 96,800 85,100 87,100 79,800 85,800 115,300 160,700 175,000 162,800 158,300 139,600 119,500 100,500 103,200
Oct 58,200 89,200 96,000 84,700 85,900 79,800 88,000 118,900 163,200 176,000 160,800 156,400 137,700 118,900 100,800 97,800
Nov 58,300 91,900 94,900 84,900 84,500 79,500 90,100 122,700 165,700 176,800 159,000 154,200 135,900 118,200 101,400 88,300
Dec 59,000 94,000 93,800 85,700 82,900 79,300 91,900 126,900 168,000 177,200 157,600 152,200 134,300 117,400 102,100 83,500
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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
Jan 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,049 4,210 6,494 5,318 5,383 4,926 4,945 4,516 4,042 3,379
Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,060 4,270 6,782 5,497 5,206 4,771 4,854 3,964 4,049 3,884
Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,916 3,920 7,215 5,917 5,156 5,113 4,577 4,308 4,035 3,790
Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,057 4,389 6,822 5,398 5,141 4,804 4,774 4,345 4,122 3,825
May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,947 4,609 6,731 5,316 5,215 5,006 4,755 4,301 3,814 4,053
Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,022 4,708 6,497 5,253 5,128 5,099 4,401 4,279 4,079 4,896
Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,991 4,806 6,831 5,463 5,035 4,746 5,186 4,337 3,898 3,671
Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,884 5,775 6,551 6,111 4,925 4,995 4,670 4,069 4,000 3,970
Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,866 5,524 6,281 5,675 6,335 4,916 4,602 4,171 3,795 4,126
Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 4,071 5,889 5,915 5,380 5,046 4,762 4,812 4,120 3,723 3,854
Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,313 6,039 5,594 4,796 8,417 7,468 4,681 4,534 3,665 3,821
Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,768 5,995 5,619 4,988 4,911 4,742 4,788 4,276 3,722 3,791
NOTE:  Average weekly initial claims are calculated by dividing the total number of new claims for unemployment insurance received in the month by the number of weeks in the month. A minor change in methodology took effect with data published in the March 1997 issue of the DIGEST. Data have been revised back to January 1980.
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