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Labor Market Information - State of Connecticut Most Recent Labor Force Data by Labor Market Area (LMA)
  Current Labor Force Data for Labor Market Area (LMA) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: April 20, 2018
March 2018 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,893,000 1,804,700 88,300 4.7%
Bridgeport-Stamford 461,498 440,344 21,154 4.6%
Danbury 107,183 103,011 4,172 3.9%
Enfield 50,334 48,062 2,272 4.5%
Hartford 624,691 595,558 29,133 4.7%
New Haven 322,576 307,896 14,680 4.6%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 126,234 120,523 5,711 4.5%
Torrington-Northwest 46,458 44,134 2,324 5.0%
Waterbury 110,330 103,724 6,606 6.0%
Danielson-Northeast 43,660 41,436 2,224 5.1%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 142,228 135,650 6,578 4.6%
Westerly, RI 15,994 15,127 867 5.4%
UNITED STATES 161,548,000 154,877,000 6,671,000 4.1%
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence. The LAUS program is a federal-state cooperative endeavor in which states develop state and sub-state data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A major source of labor force data estimates, the Current Population Survey (CPS) includes a sample of over 1,600 Connecticut households each month regarding the labor force status of their occupants.

Labor force measures are based on the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over. People with jobs are counted as employed. People who are jobless, looking for jobs, and available for work are regarded as unemployed, and people who are neither employed nor unemployed are considelightblue not in the labor force. The unemployment rate represents the percentage of the labor force that is unemployed. Annual average data is published after benchmark revisions are made.

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