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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: December 18, 2020
November 2020 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT1,888,200 1,743,000 145,200 7.7%
Bridgeport-Stamford 452,023 415,938 36,085 8.0%
Danbury 104,708 97,788 6,920 6.6%
Enfield 47,895 44,488 3,407 7.1%
Hartford 632,201 584,930 47,271 7.5%
New Haven 329,562 305,167 24,395 7.4%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 122,451 111,533 10,918 8.9%
Torrington-Northwest 46,731 43,562 3,169 6.8%
Waterbury 109,660 99,625 10,035 9.2%
Danielson-Northeast 42,980 39,931 3,049 7.1%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 137,488 125,532 11,956 8.7%
Westerly, RI 15,037 13,999 1,038 6.9%
UNITED STATES 160,468,000 150,203,000 10,264,000 6.4%
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 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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