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  Current Labor Force Data for Labor Market Area (LMA) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: October 19, 2018
September 2018 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,904,800 1,831,500 73,300 3.8%
Bridgeport-Stamford 466,294 448,254 18,040 3.9%
Danbury 107,562 104,158 3,404 3.2%
Enfield 50,304 48,501 1,803 3.6%
Hartford 625,073 600,898 24,175 3.9%
New Haven 325,367 312,832 12,535 3.9%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 128,782 124,109 4,673 3.6%
Torrington-Northwest 47,050 45,436 1,614 3.4%
Waterbury 110,303 104,978 5,325 4.8%
Danielson-Northeast 44,100 42,383 1,717 3.9%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 144,833 139,644 5,189 3.6%
Westerly, RI 16,051 15,535 516 3.2%
UNITED STATES 161,958,000 156,191,000 5,766,000 3.8%
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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