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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: January 22, 2018
December 2017 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,884,000 1,809,900 74,100 3.9%
Bridgeport-Stamford 463,697 445,865 17,832 3.8%
Danbury 107,608 104,289 3,319 3.1%
Enfield 50,512 48,570 1,942 3.8%
Hartford 614,333 589,826 24,507 4.0%
New Haven 323,041 310,501 12,540 3.9%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 124,273 119,419 4,854 3.9%
Torrington-Northwest 46,735 44,946 1,789 3.8%
Waterbury 110,440 104,925 5,515 5.0%
Danielson-Northeast 43,342 41,562 1,780 4.1%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 140,161 134,535 5,626 4.0%
Westerly, RI 15,888 15,116 772 4.9%
UNITED STATES 159,880,000 153,602,000 6,278,000 3.9%
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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