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Last Updated: August 16, 2018  
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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 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 1,675.0 1,656.9 1,641.8 1,655.9 1,673.7 1,691.9 1,712.3 1,663.6 1,596.3 1,618.2 1,633.7 1,644.7 1,653.1 1,670.5 1,676.4 1,683.5 1,689.4
Feb 1,673.4 1,649.0 1,641.6 1,658.5 1,674.7 1,692.3 1,712.3 1,656.8 1,594.2 1,621.6 1,638.1 1,642.4 1,651.3 1,668.5 1,679.2 1,683.9 1,692.0
Mar 1,672.6 1,646.7 1,644.4 1,657.4 1,674.2 1,690.9 1,713.3 1,646.8 1,595.7 1,620.6 1,640.2 1,646.9 1,654.4 1,669.6 1,683.9 1,682.2 1,688.5
Apr 1,673.2 1,644.0 1,646.8 1,664.4 1,680.9 1,693.2 1,710.4 1,628.8 1,602.5 1,630.5 1,632.5 1,649.2 1,659.7 1,671.7 1,678.6 1,678.4 1,686.6
May 1,670.6 1,643.4 1,649.3 1,661.2 1,678.8 1,696.8 1,707.3 1,629.7 1,611.9 1,622.9 1,632.7 1,649.3 1,660.4 1,674.9 1,678.3 1,679.2 1,692.7
Jun 1,668.6 1,640.9 1,648.4 1,663.4 1,680.0 1,702.1 1,705.7 1,624.4 1,607.4 1,620.7 1,635.0 1,653.5 1,660.5 1,676.0 1,676.3 1,683.9 1,698.0
Jul 1,662.6 1,641.7 1,649.9 1,663.4 1,681.9 1,700.9 1,697.9 1,614.4 1,612.0 1,626.7 1,635.6 1,656.8 1,662.2 1,673.5 1,679.9 1,680.2 1,696.8
Aug 1,661.9 1,640.5 1,653.8 1,663.0 1,686.3 1,701.0 1,695.9 1,612.7 1,613.3 1,623.9 1,635.5 1,653.7 1,663.6 1,673.5 1,679.7 1,680.8
Sep 1,660.0 1,640.0 1,653.8 1,665.6 1,682.3 1,699.8 1,693.2 1,613.8 1,611.9 1,626.9 1,639.8 1,651.7 1,665.3 1,673.4 1,680.7 1,681.4
Oct 1,656.1 1,644.6 1,654.9 1,664.0 1,684.5 1,703.2 1,686.6 1,609.2 1,616.4 1,624.2 1,641.6 1,651.2 1,664.9 1,678.6 1,679.0 1,679.6
Nov 1,655.3 1,644.8 1,656.5 1,665.1 1,685.6 1,704.6 1,680.8 1,608.7 1,616.0 1,625.6 1,642.8 1,652.5 1,668.3 1,679.5 1,678.9 1,679.9
Dec 1,653.0 1,640.8 1,656.0 1,667.0 1,690.7 1,705.3 1,673.0 1,606.8 1,617.7 1,629.9 1,644.9 1,649.3 1,668.9 1,677.6 1,680.3 1,685.6
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 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 1,698.6 1,694.1 1,684.6 1,691.4 1,727.5 1,765.1 1,779.7 1,762.9 1,727.2 1,743.4 1,748.6 1,716.9 1,733.0 1,792.1 1,783.6 1,826.6 1,823.2
Feb 1,698.1 1,693.1 1,684.2 1,693.3 1,731.7 1,767.2 1,780.4 1,758.3 1,727.0 1,744.2 1,747.1 1,713.9 1,738.6 1,794.1 1,786.1 1,829.1 1,821.2
Mar 1,697.9 1,692.4 1,683.5 1,695.7 1,735.9 1,768.7 1,780.6 1,753.5 1,728.3 1,745.0 1,744.5 1,711.4 1,744.6 1,794.9 1,789.1 1,831.1 1,818.4
Apr 1,697.8 1,691.7 1,683.1 1,698.5 1,739.6 1,769.7 1,780.2 1,749.2 1,730.7 1,745.4 1,740.8 1,710.4 1,750.3 1,794.6 1,792.6 1,832.2 1,815.2
May 1,697.9 1,690.6 1,683.1 1,701.6 1,742.7 1,770.5 1,779.2 1,745.9 1,733.8 1,745.3 1,736.3 1,711.5 1,755.6 1,793.2 1,796.4 1,832.3 1,813.6
Jun 1,698.3 1,689.0 1,683.7 1,704.9 1,745.2 1,771.3 1,777.9 1,743.5 1,737.3 1,744.8 1,731.6 1,713.8 1,760.5 1,791.0 1,800.6 1,831.6 1,812.6
Jul 1,698.7 1,687.2 1,684.6 1,708.3 1,747.4 1,772.3 1,776.4 1,741.5 1,740.2 1,744.5 1,727.5 1,716.5 1,765.6 1,788.2 1,804.9 1,830.3 1,815.7
Aug 1,698.8 1,685.8 1,685.7 1,711.3 1,749.7 1,773.5 1,774.9 1,739.7 1,742.1 1,744.8 1,724.8 1,718.7 1,770.7 1,785.4 1,809.3 1,828.8
Sep 1,698.4 1,684.8 1,686.9 1,714.1 1,752.4 1,774.7 1,773.5 1,737.6 1,742.9 1,745.7 1,723.3 1,720.3 1,775.8 1,783.0 1,813.6 1,827.3
Oct 1,697.6 1,684.5 1,688.0 1,716.8 1,755.6 1,776.1 1,771.7 1,735.0 1,742.9 1,746.9 1,722.5 1,722.2 1,780.7 1,781.4 1,817.4 1,826.4
Nov 1,696.5 1,684.5 1,689.0 1,720.0 1,758.9 1,777.4 1,769.6 1,732.0 1,742.8 1,748.2 1,721.5 1,724.7 1,785.3 1,780.9 1,820.7 1,826.0
Dec 1,695.2 1,684.6 1,690.0 1,723.6 1,762.3 1,778.7 1,766.7 1,729.1 1,742.9 1,748.9 1,719.6 1,728.3 1,789.1 1,781.8 1,823.7 1,826.0
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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 1,757.7 1,788.3 1,776.7 1,779.9 1,813.3 1,846.3 1,872.9 1,887.9 1,896.9 1,921.8 1,904.1 1,866.1 1,873.2 1,910.5 1,890.4 1,923.0 1,909.9
Feb 1,759.6 1,788.5 1,775.2 1,783.5 1,816.0 1,847.8 1,874.4 1,887.5 1,899.8 1,922.0 1,901.1 1,862.4 1,876.9 1,909.5 1,892.5 1,925.1 1,908.2
Mar 1,762.4 1,788.4 1,773.9 1,787.3 1,818.8 1,849.0 1,875.5 1,887.6 1,903.2 1,921.3 1,897.8 1,860.3 1,880.5 1,907.2 1,894.9 1,925.8 1,904.7
Apr 1,765.9 1,787.7 1,773.2 1,791.1 1,821.4 1,850.0 1,876.7 1,888.5 1,906.9 1,919.6 1,894.3 1,860.3 1,883.9 1,903.9 1,897.6 1,925.0 1,901.0
May 1,769.8 1,786.4 1,773.0 1,794.6 1,824.0 1,851.2 1,878.2 1,889.8 1,910.5 1,917.3 1,890.8 1,861.7 1,887.0 1,899.8 1,900.6 1,922.9 1,898.5
Jun 1,773.9 1,784.8 1,772.8 1,797.7 1,826.4 1,852.9 1,880.1 1,891.2 1,913.7 1,915.0 1,887.7 1,863.4 1,890.5 1,895.3 1,903.9 1,919.9 1,896.5
Jul 1,777.7 1,783.4 1,772.8 1,800.1 1,829.0 1,855.2 1,882.5 1,892.5 1,916.0 1,913.1 1,885.2 1,864.6 1,894.4 1,891.2 1,906.9 1,917.0 1,898.5
Aug 1,780.9 1,782.2 1,772.9 1,802.0 1,832.0 1,857.9 1,884.8 1,893.4 1,917.7 1,911.8 1,883.2 1,865.0 1,898.6 1,888.1 1,909.7 1,914.3
Sep 1,783.5 1,781.2 1,773.2 1,803.8 1,835.3 1,861.2 1,886.7 1,893.8 1,918.8 1,910.8 1,881.3 1,865.0 1,902.7 1,886.3 1,912.2 1,912.8
Oct 1,785.6 1,780.3 1,773.8 1,805.8 1,838.6 1,864.6 1,887.9 1,893.9 1,919.7 1,909.7 1,878.8 1,865.5 1,906.2 1,885.9 1,914.6 1,912.0
Nov 1,787.1 1,779.4 1,774.9 1,808.1 1,841.7 1,867.9 1,888.5 1,894.0 1,920.6 1,908.5 1,875.2 1,867.1 1,908.7 1,886.8 1,917.2 1,912.3
Dec 1,787.9 1,778.2 1,776.9 1,810.6 1,844.3 1,870.7 1,888.4 1,894.9 1,921.3 1,906.6 1,870.7 1,869.7 1,910.2 1,888.5 1,920.2 1,912.6
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 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 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 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 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 3.8 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 4.0 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 4.2 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 4.4 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 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
Sep 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
Oct 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 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 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 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
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
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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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 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,369 5,434 5,462 5,077 4,884 4,524 4,161 3,656 3,763 3,409
Feb 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 6,874 5,566 5,271 4,558 4,920 4,018 4,123 3,804 3,421 3,739
Mar 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,202 6,034 4,910 4,914 4,880 4,229 4,053 3,743 4,266 4,080
Apr 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,796 5,262 5,330 4,924 4,626 4,488 4,019 3,821 3,736 3,481
May 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,778 5,341 5,330 4,882 4,628 4,197 3,805 3,991 3,929 3,142
Jun 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,616 5,293 4,939 5,208 4,410 4,223 3,980 4,423 3,820 3,211
Jul 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,722 5,417 5,164 4,864 5,248 4,225 3,794 3,752 3,858 3,445
Aug 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,317 6,058 4,882 4,805 4,561 4,136 4,034 3,990 3,611
Sep 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,190 5,371 6,149 4,883 4,551 4,117 3,664 3,846 3,812
Oct 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,801 5,502 5,126 4,829 4,706 4,036 3,705 3,961 3,523
Nov 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,685 4,858 8,305 7,125 4,613 4,420 3,575 3,716 3,668
Dec 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,648 4,977 4,936 4,900 4,985 4,408 3,715 3,860 3,413
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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