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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: June 15, 2018
May 2018 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,903,800 1,822,900 80,900 4.3%
Bridgeport-Stamford 465,858 446,139 19,719 4.2%
Danbury 107,652 103,907 3,745 3.5%
Enfield 50,490 48,463 2,027 4.0%
Hartford 622,999 596,384 26,615 4.3%
New Haven 327,181 313,419 13,762 4.2%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 128,417 123,033 5,384 4.2%
Torrington-Northwest 46,630 44,800 1,830 3.9%
Waterbury 110,764 104,860 5,904 5.3%
Danielson-Northeast 43,782 41,846 1,936 4.4%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 144,510 138,505 6,005 4.2%
Westerly, RI 16,093 15,472 621 3.9%
UNITED STATES 161,765,000 156,009,000 5,756,000 3.6%
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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