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  Average Weekly Initial Claims - State of Connecticut Last Updated: July 15, 2021

Unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut were an average of 4,524 per week in June 2021, down 4,822 (-51.6%) from the May 2021 (9,346) level and also lower by 5,922 claims (-56.7%) from the average weekly count of 10,446 in June 2020.

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Month 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 2021 Y/Y
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
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 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Jan 5,546 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 4,678 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 5,397 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 5,373 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 6,422 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 5,755 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 5,196 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
Aug 5,173 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
Sep 5,322 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
Oct 5,481 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
Nov 5,116 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
Dec 5,168 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 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
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 4,039
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 4,232
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 5,038
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 4,537
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 5,230
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 4,847
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 5,349
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 5,500
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 5,767
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 5,906
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 5,863
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 4,525
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Month 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Jan 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 10,334
Feb 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 6,856
Mar 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 7,634
Apr 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 6,158
May 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 6,451
Jun 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 5,214
Jul 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 4,072 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 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 5,143
Oct 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 5,153
Nov 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 6,254
Dec 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 8,935
Month 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
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 7,151
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 4,458
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 4,272
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 4,500
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 4,017
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 4,976
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 5,388
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 4,306
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 4,007
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 4,626
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 4,958
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 6,477
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