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  About the State of Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research
The Connecticut Department of Labor's Office of Research gathers, analyzes, and disseminates information on the economy, workforce and careers that is used to evaluate the economic health of Connecticut, to support and promote state workforce development activities, and to assist students and job seekers in making career choices.
We recognize that the employment, occupational, and other data we collect, develop and transform into useful information, commonly referred to as Labor Market Information, are essential for career decision-making and for establishing workforce-training opportunities. We are committed to providing the highest quality, accessible and relevant information about the economy, workforce and careers in Connecticut to aid the State's businesses, workers, students, policy makers and others in making informed decisions about their future and the future of Connecticut.
This information on our State's labor markets also influences decisions related to business investment, government spending, course offerings at academic institutions, and the evaluation of the quality of life in our State. We, therefore, strive to produce timely reliable Labor Market Information that can be used for all these purposes. In support of the State's comprehensive workforce development initiative, the Office of Research continues to improve the quality and quantity of LMI products available on the Internet and has developed a number of Web-based tools to support the State's workforce development system.
Office of Research Products & Services
Explore Careers
JCC Flyer(pdf)
Connecticut Job & Career ConneCTion
Identify occupations that may be a good match for your skills, interests, personality and provides you with detailed information on these occupations. Find appropriate education and training opportunities and identify employers who may hire people for those occupations. It will also provide tools to help you get the job that is right for you. Including help in writing a résumé, getting through the job interview, and finding day care for your children.
Find Training
ETC Flyer(pdf)
Connecticut Education & Training ConneCTion
Intended for use by students, teachers, counselors, job seekers, job developers, and others in need of information on education and training. It offers several search options to explore the world of Education & Training in Connecticut - find providers in your area, locate providers that offer the program or course you are interested in, or find out which programs or courses are related to the occupation you are interested in.
State of Connecticut Economic Scorecards Connecticut Economic Scorecards
Taken together, this group of economic indicators presents an overall picture of the current conditions in the Connecticut labor market, business climate, consumer sector. Charts, trends, year-to-year changes and data for twenty-four econcomic indicators from 2001 to current are available.
Find Employers State of Connecticut Employer Search
Search for Connecticut Employers by industry, geography, occupation or company name. Find the largest companies in Connecticut or search all by region, WIA, or town. Click on a company name to view more information about that employer. This employer information is provided by InfoGroup®.
Connecticut Employment Projections: 2014-2024 Connecticut Employment Projections: 2018-2028
As a planning tool, this data will help assess how technology and growth will continue to affect our industrial make-up and the types of careers in demand over the next decade. By doing so, employment and training specialists, counselors, students, and others who need information on future employment will have the tools necessary to make informed career choices.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wage Statistics
Provides accurate and meaningful wage information to employers, job seekers, counselors, students, planners of vocational education programs, economic developers, Regional Workforce Development Boards, and others. Employers may find the data useful as a guide in analyzing pay scales; job seekers and students could utilize the information in making employment and career decisions; program planners should be aware of employment and wage levels in determining training programs to be offered.
Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal
Job hunting requires some creative thinking. Whether you've been in the same job for many years or find yourself having to "transition" to a new job, making a career change can be a frightening and frustrating experience. Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal displays occupations with similar characteristics such as knowledge areas, tools, technology, and general work activities of your selected occupation.
Connecticut careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Many Connecticut adults and young people are struggling to find good jobs because they do not have the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills employers are looking for. At the same time, Connecticut’s high-tech employers need a skilled workforce ready to meet the demands of the 21st century global economy. Explore how you can get good jobs requiring various levels of science, technology, engineering and math skills.
Office of Research Program Descriptions
This area provides a short description of the following programs and data elements. Links are provided for those who would like more detailed descriptions and data.
Current Employment Statistics (CES) This program provides the most current estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings data by industry (place of work) for the nation as a whole, all states, and most major metropolitan areas. The CES survey 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). Estimates produced by the CES program include both full- and part-time jobs. Excluded are self-employment, as well as agricultural and domestic positions. In CT, more than 4,000 employers are surveyed each month to determine the number of the jobs in the State. Current Employment Statistics
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) This 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 considered 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. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW / ES-202) This program serves as a near census of employment and wage information. The program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Connecticut Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program. Data on the number of establishments, employment, and wages are reported by industry for Connecticut and for the counties, towns and Labor Market Areas (LMAs).

These tabulations are compiled from data provided in confidence by employers on their Unemployment Insurance Quarterly Contribution Returns. Publication of UI-covered employment and wage data for any industry level is withheld when necessary to protect the identity of cooperating employers. Totals at the aggregated industry levels include the suppressed nonpublishable data at the more detailed level. However, these totals cannot be used to reveal the suppressed data.

Employment data under the QCEW program represent the number of covered workers who worked during, or received pay for, the pay period including the 12th of the month. Excluded are members of the armed forces, the self-employed, student laborers, elected officials, proprietors, domestic workers, unpaid family workers, and railroad workers covered by the railroad unemployment insurance system. Wages represent total compensation paid during the calendar quarter, regardless of when services were performed. Included in wages are pay for vacation and other paid leave, bonuses, stock options, tips, the cash value of meals and lodging, and contributions to deferred compensation plans (such as 401(k) plans). Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) This program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

In Connecticut, the OEWS survey is a semiannual mail survey of 3,500 establishments. The OEWS survey samples and contacts establishments in May and November of each year and, over three years, contacts approximately 21,000 establishments. The full three-year sample allows the production of estimates at fine levels of geographic, industrial, and occupational detail.

Since 1999, the OEWS survey has been using the Office of Management and Budget's occupational classification system, the Standard Occupational Classification system (SOC). The OEWS survey covers all full-time and part-time wage and salary workers in nonfarm industries. The survey Does not include the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, household workers, or unpaid family workers. Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS)

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