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Connecticut Workforce Sector Scorecard

Connecticut Workforce Sector Scorecard

By Todd Bentsen, Web Developer IT 2 , Connecticut Department of Labor, Last Updated: March 26, 2020
Taken together, this group of six economic indicators presents an overall picture of the current conditions in the Connecticut labor market. Current levels and the change from the previous period, as well as the year-to-year changes in the number of Nonfarm Employment, Residents Employed and Residents Unemployed, the Unemployment Rate, the size of the Labor Force, and the Average Weekly Initial Claims - the number of those filing initial, new and additional, claims for unemployment.

Additionally, Historical Workforce Sector Totals show the overall historical picture of conditions in the Connecticut labor market. The Connecticut Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery 1999 - 2019 table displays historical data (1, 10, and 20 Years) for economic indicators, industry sector employment and Labor Market Areas (LMA) employment. All workforce sector indicators are seasonally adjusted figures.

 Month 2019 2020 Year-to-Year comparisons
Jan 1,688.3 1,696.8 Plus Grade
Feb 1,687.5 1,700.8 Plus Grade
2019 2020 Year-to-Year comparisons
1,834.2 1,857.1 Plus Grade
1,832.4 1,857.9 Plus Grade
2019 2020 Year-to-Year comparisons
1,906.8 1,929.3 Plus Grade
1,904.0 1,930.5 Plus Grade
2019 2020 Year-to-Year comparisons
3.8 3.7 Plus Grade
3.8 3.8 Even
2019 2020 Year-to-Year comparisons
72.6 72.2 Plus Grade
71.6 72.6 Minus Grade
2019 2020 Year-to-Year comparisons
3,184 2,854 Plus Grade
2,985 2,927 Plus Grade
Total Up Down NC Net %
6 6 0 0 +100%
6 4 1 1 +50%


Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business payroll survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state gained 4,000 net jobs (0.2%) in February 2020, to a level of 1,700,800 seasonally adjusted. Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 13,300 (0.8%) seasonally adjusted.

Connecticut Nonfarm Employment

Month 2011 Y-to-Y 2012 Y-to-Y 2013 Y-to-Y 2014 Y-to-Y 2015 Y-to-Y 2016 Y-to-Y 2017 Y-to-Y 2018 Y-to-Y 2019 Y-to-Y 2020 Y-to-Y
 Jan 1,621.3 1,636.8 1,647.9 1,658.9 1,676.2 1,680.8 1,690.1 1,687.4 1,688.3 1,696.8
 Feb 1,624.7 1,641.9 1,646.5 1,655.6 1,674.0 1,684.4 1,686.3 1,688.7 1,687.5 1,700.8
 Mar 1,623.1 1,644.3 1,651.2 1,658.8 1,673.9 1,688.0 1,686.8 1,686.9 1,686.6
 Apr 1,633.4 1,637.2 1,654.1 1,664.5 1,676.0 1,682.1 1,685.3 1,684.3 1,687.9
 May 1,629.1 1,638.9 1,653.5 1,665.3 1,680.5 1,683.8 1,686.4 1,687.2 1,685.4
 Jun 1,626.0 1,640.0 1,658.7 1,665.4 1,682.9 1,680.5 1,688.4 1,691.1 1,682.6
 Jul 1,632.3 1,640.5 1,662.4 1,667.2 1,677.6 1,684.7 1,686.8 1,690.6 1,686.7
 Aug 1,628.9 1,640.7 1,658.7 1,668.5 1,677.7 1,684.7 1,688.1 1,692.6 1,685.3
 Sep 1,632.0 1,644.7 1,656.4 1,669.6 1,679.5 1,684.5 1,687.3 1,692.9 1,688.3
 Oct 1,629.7 1,646.9 1,655.6 1,670.0 1,682.7 1,684.6 1,686.5 1,692.6 1,690.0
 Nov 1,630.1 1,647.0 1,657.3 1,672.4 1,683.6 1,683.8 1,686.9 1,692.5 1,692.5
 Dec 1,633.7 1,650.0 1,654.3 1,673.1 1,681.1 1,685.1 1,685.8 1,692.6 1,693.5

NOTE:  Nonfarm employment estimates are derived from a survey of businesses to measure jobs by industry. The estimates include all full- and parttime wage and salary employees who worked during or received pay for the pay period which includes the 12th of the month. Excluded from these estimates are proprietors, self-employed workers, private household employees and unpaid family workers. In some cases, due to space constraints, all industry estimates are not shown. Call (860) 263-6275 for a more comprehensive breakout of nonfarm employment estimates. These data are developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The number of the state's unemployed residents was estimated at 72,600, seasonally adjusted, up 400 from the revised January 2020 level.

Connecticut Residents Employed

Month  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Labor
Force
Resident
Emp.
Resident
Unemp.
Labor
Force
Resident
Emp.
Resident
Unemp.
Labor
Force
Resident
Emp.
Resident
Unemp.
Labor
Force
Resident
Emp.
Resident
Unemp.
Labor
Force
Resident
Emp.
Resident
Unemp.
Labor
Force
Resident
Emp.
Resident
Unemp.
Jan   1,910.5 1,786.7 115.8 1,890.4 1,778.4 103.1 1,923.0 1,811.7 91.8 1,888.3 1,802.9 85.4 1,906.8 1,834.2 72.6 1,929.3 1,857.1 72.2
Feb   1,909.5 1,787.7 114.0 1,892.5 1,781.1 102.2 1,925.1 1,813.5 91.9 1,889.6 1,805.3 84.4 1,904.0 1,832.4 71.6 1,930.5 1,857.9 72.6
Mar   1,907.2 1,787.7 112.1 1,894.9 1,784.1 101.2 1,925.8 1,814.2 91.8 1,891.7 1,808.6 83.1 1,901.7 1,831.1 70.6
Apr   1,903.9 1,786.7 110.3 1,897.6 1,787.3 100.4 1,925.0 1,813.7 91.3 1,894.2 1,812.5 81.7 1,901.1 1,831.2 69.9
May   1,899.8 1,784.7 108.6 1,900.6 1,790.6 99.6 1,922.9 1,812.3 90.5 1,896.8 1,816.5 80.4 1,902.6 1,832.9 69.6
Jun   1,895.3 1,782.1 107.0 1,903.9 1,793.8 98.8 1,919.9 1,810.2 89.5 1,899.5 1,820.5 79.0 1,906.1 1,836.3 69.8
Jul   1,891.2 1,779.3 105.8 1,906.9 1,796.8 97.6 1,917.0 1,807.9 88.6 1,902.4 1,824.7 77.6 1,911.7 1,841.1 70.6
Aug   1,888.1 1,776.8 105.1 1,909.7 1,799.6 96.2 1,914.3 1,805.6 88.0 1,905.3 1,828.8 76.5 1,917.7 1,846.3 71.4
Sep   1,886.3 1,774.9 104.8 1,912.2 1,802.2 94.7 1,912.8 1,803.6 87.5 1,907.8 1,832.3 75.5 1,923.1 1,851.0 72.1
Oct   1,885.9 1,774.2 104.7 1,914.6 1,804.5 93.3 1,912.0 1,802.2 87.2 1,909.5 1,834.7 74.8 1,926.8 1,854.3 72.5
Nov   1,886.8 1,774.7 104.5 1,917.2 1,806.9 92.3 1,912.3 1,801.5 86.8 1,910.0 1,835.8 74.2 1,926.9 1,854.5 72.4
Dec   1,888.5 1,776.3 103.9 1,920.2 1,809.4 91.8 1,912.6 1,801.7 86.3 1,909.0 1,835.5 73.5 1,926.3 1,854.0 72.3

NOTE:  Residents Employed is based on the place of residence. For example, if a person works at a Connecticut business, that person is counted as a job filled in the establishment employment total whether he/she lives in Connecticut or out-of-state. To be counted in the resident employment total, a person must be an employed Connecticut resident, but could work anywhere - in state or out-of-state. Resident employment pertains to persons, so that a person is included in the total only once even if he/she has more than one job.

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The state's labor force grew an estimated 1,200 over the month at 1,930,500, and is up over the year by 26,500.

Connecticut Labor Force

Month 2011 Y-to-Y 2012 Y-to-Y 2013 Y-to-Y 2014 Y-to-Y 2015 Y-to-Y 2016 Y-to-Y 2017 Y-to-Y 2018 Y-to-Y 2019 Y-to-Y 2020 Y-to-Y
 Jan 1,921.8 1,904.1 1,866.1 1,873.2 1,910.5 1,890.4 1,923.0 1,888.3 1,906.8 1,929.3
 Feb 1,922.0 1,901.1 1,862.4 1,876.9 1,909.5 1,892.5 1,925.1 1,889.6 1,904.0 1,930.5
 Mar 1,921.3 1,897.8 1,860.3 1,880.5 1,907.2 1,894.9 1,925.8 1,891.7 1,901.7
 Apr 1,919.6 1,894.3 1,860.3 1,883.9 1,903.9 1,897.6 1,925.0 1,894.2 1,901.1
 May 1,917.3 1,890.8 1,861.7 1,887.0 1,899.8 1,900.6 1,922.9 1,896.8 1,902.6
 Jun 1,915.0 1,887.7 1,863.4 1,890.5 1,895.3 1,903.9 1,919.9 1,899.5 1,906.1
 Jul 1,913.1 1,885.2 1,864.6 1,894.4 1,891.2 1,906.9 1,917.0 1,902.4 1,911.7
 Aug 1,911.8 1,883.2 1,865.0 1,898.6 1,888.1 1,909.7 1,914.3 1,905.3 1,917.7
 Sep 1,910.8 1,881.3 1,865.0 1,902.7 1,886.3 1,912.2 1,912.8 1,907.8 1,923.1
 Oct 1,909.7 1,878.8 1,865.5 1,906.2 1,885.9 1,914.6 1,912.0 1,909.5 1,926.8
 Nov 1,908.5 1,875.2 1,867.1 1,908.7 1,886.8 1,917.2 1,912.3 1,910.0 1,926.9
 Dec 1,906.6 1,870.7 1,869.7 1,910.2 1,888.5 1,920.2 1,912.6 1,909.0 1,926.3

NOTE:  The preliminary estimates of nonfarm employment for December, and the revisions to the estimates for November, reflect changes made in estimation procedures. The changes include the introduction of new top-level sample-based figures into the development of the estimates. In addition, new procedures have been implemented that discount historical month-to-month employment movements and reduce the number of sample responses treated as non-representative. These new procedures are designed to bring the aggregate employment change for all states into closer alignment with the change in national employment reflected in the estimates produced and published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result of the changes made, at this point in time the November and December 2008 estimates are not totally comparable to previous months' data. This will be resolved with the release of revised (benchmarked) numbers for 2007 and 2008 that will be published in March.

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The February 2020 unemployment rate for Connecticut is estimated at 3.8% (seasonally adjusted), up one-tenth of a point from the revised January 2020 figure and unchanged from a year ago when it was 3.8%. The US jobless rate in February 2020 was 3.5%, down three-tenths from February 2019.

107 straight months of declines or no change in the CT unemployment rate. April 2011 9.1% thru Feb. 2020 3.8%

Connecticut Unemployment Rate

Month 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y 2018 Y/Y 2019 Y/Y 2020 Y/Y
 Jan 9.2 8.2 8.2 7.2 6.1 5.5 4.9 4.5 3.8 3.7
 Feb 9.2 8.2 8.1 7.0 6.0 5.5 4.9 4.5 3.8 3.8
 Mar 9.2 8.3 8.1 6.9 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.4 3.7
 Apr 9.1 8.3 8.0 6.8 5.8 5.3 4.8 4.3 3.7
 May 9.0 8.4 7.9 6.7 5.7 5.3 4.7 4.2 3.7
 Jun 8.9 8.5 7.9 6.6 5.7 5.2 4.7 4.2 3.7
 Jul 8.8 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.6 5.1 4.6 4.1 3.7
 Aug 8.7 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.6 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.7
 Sep 8.6 8.4 7.7 6.4 5.6 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.7
 Oct 8.5 8.4 7.5 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.5 3.9 3.8
 Nov 8.4 8.3 7.4 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.5 3.9 3.8
 Dec 8.3 8.2 7.3 6.2 5.6 4.9 4.5 3.9 3.8

Month 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
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Jan  9.2 9.1 -0.1 8.2 8.3 0.1 8.2 8.0 -0.2 7.2 6.6 -0.6 6.1 5.7 -0.4 5.5 4.9 -0.6 4.9 4.7 -0.2 4.5 4.1 -0.4 3.8 4.0 0.2 3.7 3.6 -0.1
Feb  9.2 9.0 -0.2 8.2 8.3 0.1 8.1 7.7 -0.4 7.0 6.7 -0.3 6.0 5.5 -0.5 5.5 4.9 -0.6 4.9 4.6 -0.3 4.5 4.1 -0.4 3.8 3.8 0.0 3.8 3.5 -0.3
Mar  9.2 9.0 -0.2 8.3 8.2 -0.1 8.1 7.5 -0.6 6.9 6.7 -0.2 5.9 5.4 -0.5 5.4 5.0 -0.4 4.9 4.4 -0.5 4.4 4.0 -0.4 3.7 3.8 0.1
Apr  9.1 9.1 0.0 8.3 8.2 -0.1 8.0 7.6 -0.4 6.8 6.2 -0.6 5.8 5.4 -0.4 5.3 5.0 -0.3 4.8 4.4 -0.4 4.3 4.0 -0.3 3.7 3.6 -0.1
May  9.0 9.0 0.0 8.4 8.2 -0.2 7.9 7.5 -0.4 6.7 6.3 -0.4 5.7 5.6 -0.1 5.3 4.8 -0.5 4.7 4.4 -0.3 4.2 3.8 -0.4 3.7 3.6 -0.1
Jun  8.9 9.1 0.2 8.5 8.2 -0.3 7.9 7.5 -0.4 6.6 6.1 -0.5 5.7 5.3 -0.4 5.2 4.9 -0.3 4.7 4.3 -0.4 4.2 4.0 -0.2 3.7 3.7 0.0
Jul  8.8 9.0 0.2 8.5 8.2 -0.3 7.8 7.3 -0.5 6.5 6.2 -0.3 5.6 5.2 -0.4 5.1 4.8 -0.3 4.6 4.3 -0.3 4.1 3.8 -0.3 3.7 3.7 0.0
Aug  8.7 9.0 0.3 8.5 8.1 -0.4 7.8 7.2 -0.6 6.5 6.1 -0.4 5.6 5.1 -0.5 5.0 4.9 -0.1 4.5 4.4 -0.1 4.0 3.8 -0.2 3.7 3.7 0.0
Sep  8.6 9.0 0.4 8.4 7.8 -0.6 7.7 7.2 -0.5 6.4 5.9 -0.5 5.6 5.0 -0.6 5.0 5.0 0.0 4.5 4.2 -0.3 4.0 3.7 -0.3 3.7 3.5 -0.2
Oct  8.5 8.8 0.3 8.4 7.8 -0.6 7.5 7.2 -0.3 6.3 5.7 -0.6 5.6 5.0 -0.6 4.9 4.9 0.0 4.5 4.1 -0.4 3.9 3.8 -0.1 3.8 3.6 -0.2
Nov  8.4 8.6 0.2 8.3 7.7 -0.6 7.4 6.9 -0.5 6.3 5.8 -0.5 5.6 5.1 -0.5 4.9 4.7 -0.2 4.5 4.2 -0.3 3.9 3.7 -0.2 3.8 3.5 -0.3
Dec  8.3 8.5 0.2 8.2 7.9 -0.3 7.3 6.7 -0.6 6.2 5.6 -0.6 5.6 5.0 -0.6 4.9 4.7 -0.2 4.5 4.1 -0.4 3.9 3.9 0.0 3.8 3.5 -0.3

NOTE:  The unemployment rate represents the number unemployed as a percent of the civilian labor force. The unemployed are all persons who did not work, but were available for work during the survey week (except for temporary illness) and made specific efforts to find a job in the prior week. Persons waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not be looking for work to be classified.

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The number of the state's unemployed residents was estimated at 72,600, seasonally adjusted, up 400 from the revised January 2020 level.

Connecticut Residents Unemployed

Month 2011 Y-to-Y 2012 Y-to-Y 2013 Y-to-Y 2014 Y-to-Y 2015 Y-to-Y 2016 Y-to-Y 2017 Y-to-Y 2018 Y-to-Y 2019 Y-to-Y 2020 Y-to-Y
 Jan 177,700 156,900 152,200 134,000 115,800 103,100 91,800 85,400 72,600 72,200
 Feb 177,000 156,600 151,000 131,800 114,000 102,200 91,900 84,400 71,600 72,600
 Mar 175,800 157,000 149,900 129,800 112,100 101,200 91,800 83,100 70,600
 Apr 174,300 158,000 148,900 127,900 110,300 100,400 91,300 81,700 69,900
 May 172,500 159,200 147,900 126,100 108,600 99,600 90,500 80,400 69,600
 Jun 170,500 160,200 147,000 124,600 107,000 98,800 89,500 79,000 69,800
 Jul 168,400 160,400 146,000 123,400 105,800 97,600 88,600 77,600 70,600
 Aug 166,200 159,900 144,600 122,600 105,100 96,200 88,000 76,500 71,400
 Sep 163,900 158,700 142,900 121,700 104,800 94,700 87,500 75,500 72,100
 Oct 161,600 157,300 140,800 120,700 104,700 93,300 87,200 74,800 72,500
 Nov 159,500 155,500 138,800 119,300 104,500 92,300 86,800 74,200 72,400
 Dec 157,900 153,800 136,700 117,700 103,900 91,800 86,300 73,500 72,300

NOTE:  Unemployment is defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as people who do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the past four weeks, and are currently available for work. Also, people who were temporarily laid off and were waiting to be called back to that job are included in the unemployment statistics.

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February 2020 seasonally adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut was 2,927, up from January by 73 claims and down by 58 claims (-1.9%) from the February 2019 level of 2,985.

Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims

Month 2011 Y-to-Y 2012 Y-to-Y 2013 Y-to-Y 2014 Y-to-Y 2015 Y-to-Y 2016 Y-to-Y 2017 Y-to-Y 2018 Y-to-Y 2019 Y-to-Y 2020 Y-to-Y
 Jan 5,305 5,002 4,873 4,524 4,155 3,661 3,845 3,549 3,184 2,854
 Feb 5,425 4,637 4,962 4,059 4,168 3,886 3,533 3,944 2,985 2,927
 Mar 5,163 5,106 4,686 4,353 4,115 3,677 4,505 4,026 3,121
 Apr 5,253 4,842 4,867 4,388 3,990 3,909 3,487 3,425 4,146
 May 5,373 4,940 4,672 4,207 3,803 4,040 4,046 3,280 3,114
 Jun 4,889 5,134 4,328 4,154 3,952 4,386 3,770 3,120 3,655
 Jul 5,133 4,865 5,282 4,268 3,834 3,763 3,893 3,517 3,046
 Aug 5,056 4,897 4,578 4,102 4,005 4,008 3,660 3,184 3,280
 Sep 6,196 4,875 4,563 4,155 3,714 3,922 3,907 3,097 3,279
 Oct 5,025 4,814 4,713 4,060 3,728 4,002 3,619 3,214 3,238
 Nov 8,574 7,295 4,668 4,428 3,566 3,692 3,606 3,473 3,254
 Dec 4,754 4,767 4,921 4,368 3,623 3,659 3,118 3,896 4,146

NOTE:  Average weekly initial claims are calculated by dividing the total number of new claims for unemployment insurance received in the month by the number of weeks in the month. A minor change in methodology took effect with data published in the March 1997 issue of the DIGEST. Data have been revised back to January 1980.

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Taken together, this group of six economic indicators presents an overall picture of the current conditions in the Connecticut labor market. Current levels and the change from the previous period, as well as the year-to-year changes in the number of nonfarm employment jobs, residents employed and residents unemployed, the unemployment rate, the size of the labor force, and the average weekly initial claims. All workforce sector indicators are seasonally adjusted figures.

117 straight months of positive indicators or no change in the CT Workforce Totals. July 2010 thru Feb. 2020

Connecticut Historical Workforce Totals

Month 2002 Y/Y 2003 Y/Y 2004 Y/Y 2005 Y/Y 2006 Y/Y 2007 Y/Y 2008 Y/Y 2009 Y/Y 2010 Y/Y 2011 Y/Y 2012 Y/Y 2013 Y/Y 2014 Y/Y 2015 Y/Y 2016 Y/Y 2017 Y/Y 2018 Y/Y 2019 Y/Y 2020 Y/Y
 Jan -100% -33% 0% 67% 100% 67% 0% -67% -33% 0% 67% 33% 100% 100% 33% 67% 0% 100% 100%
 Feb -100% -67% 0% 100% 67% 67% 0% -67% -33% 33% 33% 0% 100% 67% 33% 100% 0% 67% 50%
 Mar -67% -33% 0% 67% 100% 67% 0% -67% -33% 33% 33% 33% 100% 100% 33% 33% 33% 67% %
 Apr -67% -33% 33% 100% 67% 33% 0% -67% -33% 33% 33% 0% 100% 100% 67% 100% 0% 67% %
 May -67% -33% 33% 67% 67% 67% 0% -67% -33% 67% 33% 33% 100% 100% 67% 67% 67% 67% %
 Jun -67% -33% 33% 67% 67% 33% 0% -67% -33% 100% 0% 33% 100% 100% 33% 100% 67% 33% %
 Jul -33% -33% 33% 0% 67% 33% -33% -67% 0% 67% 33% 0% 100% 67% 100% 67% 67% 67% %
 Aug -33% -33% 67% 0% 100% 33% -67% -67% 33% 67% 33% 33% 100% 67% 67% 100% 67% 33% %
 Sep -33% -67% 67% 33% 100% 33% -67% -67% 0% 33% 33% 33% 100% 33% 67% 100% 67% 33% %
 Oct -33% -67% 67% 33% 100% 0% -67% -67% 33% 67% 33% 67% 100% 33% 67% 33% 67% 33% %
 Nov -33% -67% 67% 100% 67% 0% -67% -33% 33% 33% 33% 67% 100% 33% 67% 33% 67% 83% %
 Dec -67% -33% 67% 67% 67% 0% -67% -33% 33% 33% 0% 33% 100% 33% 67% 33% 33% 67% %


The nonfarm employment estimate, derived from a survey of businesses, is a measure of jobs in the state; the unemployment rate and labor force estimates are based on a household survey, and measure the work status of people who live in Connecticut. Overall, as the national and state economies recover, volatility in monthly numbers can be expected. Job and employment estimates are best understood in the context of their movement over several months rather than observed changes in a single month's value.

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  Connecticut's Recessionary Job Loss and Recovery: 1999 - 2020 Last Updated: March 26, 2020
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Graph Follow links for more charts & data State of Connecticut Labor Market - Economic Indicators
Connecticut nonfarm employment Nonfarm Employment Download Connecticut Nonfarm Employment 1982-current 1,700,800 1,687,500 13,300 0.8% 1,700,800 1,597,000 103,800 6.5% 1,700,800 1,688,300 12,500 0.7%
Connecticut Labor Force / Residents Employed / Residents Unemployed Labor Force Download Connecticut Labor Force 1982-current 1,930,500 1,904,000 26,500 1.4% 1,930,500 1,899,800 30,700 1.6% 1,930,500 1,769,100 161,400 9.1%
Connecticut Residents Employed Residents Employed Download Connecticut Residents Employed 1982-current 1,857,900 1,832,400 25,500 1.4% 1,857,900 1,728,300 129,600 7.5% 1,857,900 1,721,500 136,400 7.9%
Connecticut Residents Unemployed Residents Unemployed Download Connecticut Residents Unemployed 1982-current 72,600 71,600 1,000 1.4% 72,600 171,500 -98,900 -57.7% 72,600 47,600 25,000 52.5%
Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims Average Weekly Initial Claims Download Connecticut Average Weekly Initial Claims 1982-current 2,927 2,985 -58 -1.9% 2,927 5,831 -2,904 -49.8% 2,927 3,316 -389 -11.7%
Connecticut Unemployment Rate Connecticut Unemployment Rate Download Connecticut Unemployment Rate 1982-current 3.8% 3.8% 0.0 0.0% 3.8% 9.0% -5.2 -57.8% 3.8% 2.7% 1.1 40.7%
Graph Follow links for more charts & data State of Connecticut - Industry Sector Employment
Connecticut Educational and Health Services data table Educational and Health Services Download Educational and Health Services 1990-current 345,100 337,800 7,300 2.2% 345,100 303,400 41,700 13.7% 345,100 244,400 100,700 41.2%
Connecticut Professional and Business Services data table Professional and Business Services Download Professional and Business Services 1990-current 221,400 218,500 2,900 1.3% 221,400 190,900 30,500 16.0% 221,400 218,200 3,200 1.5%
Connecticut Transportation and Public Utilities data table Transportation and Public Utilities Download Transportation and Public Utilities 1990-current 294,500 292,900 1,600 0.5% 294,500 282,700 11,800 4.2% 294,500 311,900 -17,400 -5.6%
Connecticut Information data table Information Download Information 1990-current 31,500 31,300 200 0.6% 31,500 31,900 -400 -1.3% 31,500 45,700 -14,200 -31.1%
Connecticut Construction data table Construction Download Construction 1990-current 60,300 60,200 100 0.2% 60,300 47,900 12,400 25.9% 60,300 63,600 -3,300 -5.2%
Connecticut Financial Activities data table Financial Activities Download Financial Activities 1990-current 124,500 124,100 400 0.3% 124,500 135,000 -10,500 -7.8% 124,500 142,200 -17,700 -12.4%
Connecticut Manufacturing data table Manufacturing Download Manufacturing 1990-current 162,500 161,800 700 0.4% 162,500 162,100 400 0.2% 162,500 234,200 -71,700 -30.6%
Connecticut Government data table Government Download Government 1990-current 237,500 236,600 900 0.4% 237,500 251,600 -14,100 -5.6% 237,500 246,400 -8,900 -3.6%
Connecticut Other Services data table Other Services Download Other Services 1990-current 65,000 65,400 -400 -0.6% 65,000 60,200 4,800 8.0% 65,000 60,500 4,500 7.4%
Connecticut Leisure and Hospitality data table Leisure and Hospitality Download Leisure and Hospitality 1990-current 157,900 158,300 -400 -0.3% 157,900 130,700 27,200 20.8% 157,900 120,500 37,400 31.0%
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Connecticut Bridgeport-Stamford LMA data table Bridgeport-Stamford Download Bridgeport-Stamford LMA 1990-current 406,800 407,300 -500 -0.1% 406,800 384,600 22,200 5.8% 406,800 414,400 -7,600 -1.8%
Connecticut Danbury LMA data table Danbury Download Danbury LMA 1990-current 77,700 77,600 100 0.1% 77,700 71,600 6,100 8.5% 77,700 77,600 100 0.1%
Connecticut Hartford LMA data table Hartford Download Hartford LMA 1990-current 589,400 583,300 6,100 1.0% 589,400 546,100 43,300 7.9% 589,400 570,100 19,300 3.4%
Connecticut New Haven LMA data table New Haven Download New Haven LMA 1990-current 294,400 287,700 6,700 2.3% 294,400 264,800 29,600 11.2% 294,400 277,500 16,900 6.1%
Connecticut Norwich-New London-Westerly(RI) LMA data table Norwich-New London-Westerly(RI) Download Norwich-New London-Westerly(RI) LMA 1990-current 129,700 129,500 200 0.2% 129,700 129,800 -100 -0.1% 129,700 127,600 2,100 1.6%
Connecticut Waterbury LMA data table Waterbury Download Waterbury LMA 1990-current 68,500 68,700 -200 -0.3% 68,500 64,500 4,000 6.2% 68,500 74,800 -6,300 -8.4%
Connecticut Enfield LMA data table Enfield Download Enfield LMA 1990-current 43,500 43,800 -300 -0.7% Data only available from 2003 for the following Labor Market Areas
Connecticut Torrington-Northwest LMA data table Torrington-Northwest Download Torrington-Northwest LMA 1990-current 31,900 31,900 0 0.0%
Connecticut Danielson-Northeast LMA data table Danielson-Northeast Download Danielson-Northeast LMA 1990-current 26,800 26,600 200 0.8%

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