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  Average Weekly Initial Claims - State of Connecticut Last Updated: September 17, 2020

August 2020 seasonally adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut were 9,378, down 1,790 from July (-16.0%) but higher by 6,098 claims (186%) from the August 2019 level of 3,280).

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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 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,263 5,225 5,305 5,002 4,873 4,524 4,155 3,661 3,845 3,549 3,184 2,854
 Feb 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 7,143 5,831 5,425 4,637 4,962 4,059 4,168 3,886 3,533 3,944 2,985 2,927
 Mar 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,232 6,183 5,163 5,106 4,686 4,353 4,115 3,677 4,505 4,026 3,121 23,264
 Apr 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,779 5,397 5,253 4,842 4,867 4,388 3,990 3,909 3,487 3,425 4,146 44,075
 May 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,752 5,372 5,373 4,940 4,672 4,207 3,803 4,040 4,046 3,280 3,114 29,758
 Jun 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,577 5,202 4,889 5,134 4,328 4,154 3,952 4,386 3,770 3,120 3,655 9,986
 Jul 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,621 5,413 5,133 4,865 5,282 4,268 3,834 3,763 3,893 3,517 3,046 11,168
 Aug 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,504 6,332 5,056 4,897 4,578 4,102 4,005 4,008 3,660 3,184 3,280 9,378
 Sep 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,128 5,419 6,196 4,875 4,563 4,155 3,714 3,922 3,907 3,097 3,279
 Oct 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,705 5,363 5,025 4,814 4,713 4,060 3,728 4,002 3,619 3,214 3,238
 Nov 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,830 5,038 8,574 7,295 4,668 4,428 3,566 3,692 3,606 3,473 3,254
 Dec 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,592 4,753 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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Month 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,263 5,225 5,305 5,002 4,873 4,524 4,155 3,661 3,845 3,549 3,184 2,854
Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 7,143 5,831 5,425 4,637 4,962 4,059 4,168 3,886 3,533 3,944 2,985 2,927
Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,232 6,183 5,163 5,106 4,686 4,353 4,115 3,677 4,505 4,026 3,121 23,264
Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,779 5,397 5,253 4,842 4,867 4,388 3,990 3,909 3,487 3,425 4,146 44,075
May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,752 5,372 5,373 4,940 4,672 4,207 3,803 4,040 4,046 3,280 3,114 29,758
Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,577 5,202 4,889 5,134 4,328 4,154 3,952 4,386 3,770 3,120 3,655 9,986
Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,621 5,413 5,133 4,865 5,282 4,268 3,834 3,763 3,893 3,517 3,046 11,168
Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,504 6,332 5,056 4,897 4,578 4,102 4,005 4,008 3,660 3,184 3,280 9,378
Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,128 5,419 6,196 4,875 4,563 4,155 3,714 3,922 3,907 3,097 3,279
Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,705 5,363 5,025 4,814 4,713 4,060 3,728 4,002 3,619 3,214 3,238
Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,830 5,038 8,574 7,295 4,668 4,428 3,566 3,692 3,606 3,473 3,254
Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,592 4,753 4,754 4,767 4,921 4,368 3,623 3,659 3,118 3,896 4,146
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 5,668 7,160 4,061 4,495 4,899 3,650 3,260 3,393 5,155 6,366 6,855 5,661 5,357 4,524 4,627 3,832 3,253 3,958 3,618
Feb 6,951 6,129 4,151 4,360 4,105 3,612 3,237 3,831 4,774 6,448 7,129 5,502 4,842 4,846 4,605 3,869 3,572 3,911 3,316
Mar 7,087 6,230 3,914 4,379 4,225 3,400 3,127 3,705 5,481 6,118 6,483 5,915 5,676 4,918 4,208 4,032 3,446 3,974 3,424
Apr 7,271 5,684 3,997 4,608 4,111 3,123 2,899 4,229 5,464 6,512 6,082 5,781 5,242 4,804 4,304 4,391 3,536 3,709 3,243
May 7,680 5,455 3,905 4,687 4,006 3,275 3,102 3,906 5,672 6,383 6,038 5,443 5,239 4,946 4,362 3,771 3,684 3,733 3,202
Jun 7,447 5,289 3,806 4,608 3,991 3,083 3,183 4,469 5,316 6,486 6,255 5,208 4,751 5,263 4,024 3,859 3,807 3,726 3,683
Jul 7,283 5,062 4,101 4,668 3,615 3,252 3,984 4,584 5,232 6,630 5,975 4,920 4,932 5,004 4,374 3,696 3,869 3,658 3,349
Aug 7,214 4,999 3,631 4,601 3,907 3,081 3,459 4,644 5,233 8,114 6,160 5,059 4,807 4,686 4,138 3,677 4,092 3,748 3,939
Sep 10,083 5,566 3,970 4,371 3,891 2,953 3,122 4,690 6,432 6,717 6,175 5,184 4,769 4,733 4,114 3,531 4,914 3,806 3,240
Oct 8,942 5,029 3,921 4,990 3,636 2,672 3,608 4,673 6,074 6,144 5,678 5,276 4,613 4,848 4,188 3,533 3,561 3,406 3,284
Nov 8,615 4,331 4,618 4,156 3,819 2,924 3,322 4,756 6,068 7,636 5,700 5,872 4,479 4,925 3,860 3,667 3,984 3,471 3,644
Dec 6,921 5,167 5,054 4,033 3,775 3,339 4,066 4,638 5,382 6,913 4,587 4,432 4,944 4,409 4,770 4,585 3,897 3,454 3,138
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Month 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 7,151 9,715 8,856 7,590 7,394 6,135 6,571 6,616 10,344 8,854 8,967 8,395 8,070 7,363 6,620 5,702 5,849 5,306 4,697 4,181
Feb 4,458 4,997 5,584 4,941 4,296 4,555 4,771 4,820 7,845 6,256 5,804 4,916 5,186 4,173 4,226 3,865 3,438 3,739 2,785 2,708
Mar 4,272 4,302 4,295 3,552 3,627 3,340 3,293 3,375 6,305 5,107 4,247 4,168 3,794 3,491 3,290 2,935 3,602 3,222 2,501 18,646
Apr 4,500 5,695 5,269 4,430 4,412 4,439 4,453 4,801 7,066 5,666 5,540 5,134 5,182 4,673 4,248 4,170 3,774 3,760 4,628 49,471
May 4,017 4,899 3,774 3,107 2,923 3,132 2,927 3,446 5,222 4,107 4,097 3,749 3,536 3,197 2,907 3,098 3,095 2,493 2,339 22,070
Jun 4,976 5,880 4,982 4,247 4,018 4,180 4,141 4,799 6,743 5,421 5,119 5,452 4,710 4,640 4,498 5,087 4,453 3,743 4,408 12,045
Jul 5,388 5,212 5,034 3,968 4,115 4,094 4,059 4,672 6,600 5,296 5,019 4,749 5,132 4,138 3,728 3,665 3,774 3,389 2,922 10,713
Aug 4,306 4,072 3,904 3,220 3,379 3,162 3,106 4,827 5,458 5,182 4,131 4,012 3,770 3,394 3,309 3,303 2,987 2,567 2,608 7,420
Sep 4,007 3,701 3,347 2,865 2,751 2,737 2,665 3,924 4,455 3,861 4,403 3,445 3,209 2,919 2,608 2,758 2,735 2,159 2,263
Oct 4,626 4,304 3,565 3,148 3,344 3,039 3,212 4,511 4,609 4,371 4,082 3,885 3,770 3,215 2,916 3,087 2,752 2,406 2,392
Nov 4,958 4,332 3,799 3,583 3,503 3,516 3,842 5,430 4,997 4,296 7,384 6,371 4,123 3,939 3,205 3,345 3,291 3,181 3,002
Dec 6,477 7,444 6,799 5,889 6,536 6,208 6,432 8,121 7,321 6,548 6,605 6,700 7,020 6,334 5,364 5,528 4,841 6,211 6,774
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Jan 8,289 10,677 6,222 7,059 7,858 5,978 5,441 5,751 8,819 11,008 11,895 9,840 9,260 7,822 8,003 6,688 5,726 7,041 6,438
Feb 5,890 5,286 3,674 4,006 3,936 3,593 3,317 4,018 5,087 6,891 7,620 5,882 5,169 5,145 4,870 4,083 3,750 4,080 3,472
Mar 5,359 4,716 2,979 3,359 3,268 2,675 2,501 3,020 4,548 5,190 5,592 5,144 4,955 4,279 3,647 3,469 2,969 3,403 2,914
Apr 6,167 4,805 3,354 3,830 3,411 2,617 2,482 3,710 4,941 6,038 5,728 5,453 4,956 4,533 4,043 4,101 3,305 3,505 3,198
May 5,855 4,173 2,986 3,563 3,000 2,423 2,271 2,847 4,128 4,696 4,499 4,115 3,987 3,793 3,347 2,882 2,813 2,858 2,470
Jun 7,399 5,212 3,716 4,468 3,853 2,971 3,063 4,299 5,116 6,236 6,035 5,049 4,667 5,237 4,085 3,994 3,995 3,941 3,788
Jul 10,734 7,414 5,945 6,679 5,084 4,442 5,267 5,833 6,398 7,772 6,808 5,530 5,515 5,581 4,843 4,042 4,143 3,830 3,379
Aug 6,719 4,572 3,279 4,115 3,490 2,736 3,039 4,013 4,446 6,785 5,077 4,136 3,913 3,823 3,399 3,059 3,424 3,128 3,074
Sep 6,399 3,480 2,445 2,666 2,362 1,803 1,928 2,952 4,136 4,429 4,130 3,506 3,236 3,226 2,814 2,430 3,407 2,653 2,246
Oct 6,569 3,642 2,810 3,547 2,599 1,940 2,681 3,546 4,681 4,783 4,442 4,149 3,636 3,818 3,272 2,728 2,724 2,608 2,577
Nov 7,559 3,780 3,946 3,460 3,094 2,343 2,667 3,890 5,088 6,522 4,933 5,073 3,859 4,207 3,290 3,110 3,379 2,936 3,077
Dec 11,458 8,564 8,398 6,693 6,176 5,325 6,277 6,915 7,742 9,729 6,373 6,137 6,820 6,078 6,529 6,240 5,283 4,698 4,476
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