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  Average Weekly Initial Claims - State of Connecticut Last Updated: December 16, 2021

Unemployment claims for first-time filers (seasonally adjusted) in Connecticut were an average of 3,266 per week in November 2021, down 236 (-6.7%) from the October 2021 (3,502) level and much lower by 3,806 claims (-53.8%) from the average weekly count of 7,072 in November 2020. This level of monthly average weekly initial claims (3,266) in the state is comparable to the February 2020 (3,243) count, just before the COVID lockdown.

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Month 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 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y
 Jan 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,263 5,225 5,604 5,163 4,898 4,509 4,188 3,756 3,913 3,632 3,349 3,079 8,040
 Feb 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 7,143 5,831 5,732 4,846 5,164 4,173 4,294 3,997 3,696 4,170 3,212 3,243 8,184
 Mar 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,232 6,183 5,238 5,231 4,843 4,473 4,167 3,694 4,609 4,299 3,480 25,989 10,553
 Apr 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,779 5,397 5,353 4,957 4,886 4,362 3,907 3,800 3,377 3,141 3,643 37,632 4,609
 May 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,752 5,372 5,537 4,970 4,667 4,258 3,904 4,082 4,034 3,305 3,162 31,592 9,346
 Jun 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,577 5,202 4,721 5,094 4,443 4,256 4,000 4,474 3,883 3,314 3,971 10,446 4,524
 Jul 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,621 5,413 5,259 4,891 5,196 4,187 3,761 3,844 3,957 3,485 2,937 10,794 3,937
 Aug 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,504 6,332 5,112 4,926 4,655 4,235 4,133 4,015 3,694 3,248 3,434 10,073 4,699
 Sep 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,128 5,419 6,130 4,989 4,587 4,107 3,685 3,904 3,954 3,187 3,302 7,408 3,730
 Oct 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,705 5,363 5,300 4,865 4,718 4,025 3,756 4,117 3,675 3,226 3,277 7,295 3,502
 Nov 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,830 5,038 7,720 6,684 4,455 4,412 3,564 3,679 3,633 3,526 3,388 7,072 3,266
 Dec 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,592 4,753 4,457 4,615 4,751 4,154 3,419 3,414 2,877 3,481 3,565 4,493
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 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,263 5,225 5,604 5,163 4,898 4,509 4,188 3,756 3,913 3,632 3,349 3,079 8,040
Feb 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 7,143 5,831 5,732 4,846 5,164 4,173 4,294 3,997 3,696 4,170 3,212 3,243 8,184
Mar 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,232 6,183 5,238 5,231 4,843 4,473 4,167 3,694 4,609 4,299 3,480 25,989 10,553
Apr 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,779 5,397 5,353 4,957 4,886 4,362 3,907 3,800 3,377 3,141 3,643 37,632 4,609
May 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,752 5,372 5,537 4,970 4,667 4,258 3,904 4,082 4,034 3,305 3,162 31,592 9,346
Jun 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,577 5,202 4,721 5,094 4,443 4,256 4,000 4,474 3,883 3,314 3,971 10,446 4,524
Jul 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,621 5,413 5,259 4,891 5,196 4,187 3,761 3,844 3,957 3,485 2,937 10,794 3,937
Aug 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,504 6,332 5,112 4,926 4,655 4,235 4,133 4,015 3,694 3,248 3,434 10,073 4,699
Sep 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,128 5,419 6,130 4,989 4,587 4,107 3,685 3,904 3,954 3,187 3,302 7,408 3,730
Oct 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,705 5,363 5,300 4,865 4,718 4,025 3,756 4,117 3,675 3,226 3,277 7,295 3,502
Nov 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,830 5,038 7,720 6,684 4,455 4,412 3,564 3,679 3,633 3,526 3,388 7,072 3,266
Dec 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,592 4,753 4,457 4,615 4,751 4,154 3,419 3,414 2,877 3,481 3,565 4,493
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Jan 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 4,039 5,546
Feb 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 4,232 4,678
Mar 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 5,038 5,397
Apr 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 4,537 5,373
May 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 5,230 6,422
Jun 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 4,847 5,755
Jul 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 5,349 5,196
Aug 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 5,500 5,173
Sep 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 5,767 5,322
Oct 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 5,906 5,481
Nov 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 5,863 5,116
Dec 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 4,525 5,168
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Month 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 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 10,334
Feb 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 6,856
Mar 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 7,634
Apr 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 6,158
May 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 6,451
Jun 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 5,214
Jul 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 3,822
Aug 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 3,517
Sep 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 5,143 2,580
Oct 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 5,153 2,421
Nov 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 6,254 2,938
Dec 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 8,935
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Jan 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 7,151 9,715
Feb 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 4,458 4,997
Mar 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 4,272 4,302
Apr 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 4,500 5,695
May 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 4,017 4,899
Jun 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 4,976 5,880
Jul 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 5,388 5,212
Aug 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 4,306 4,072
Sep 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 4,007 3,701
Oct 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 4,626 4,304
Nov 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 4,958 4,332
Dec 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 6,477 7,444
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