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  Average Weekly Initial Claims - State of Connecticut Last Updated: April 18, 2019

March 2019 seasonally adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut grew by 121 claimants (4.5%) to 2,828 from February 2019, but were lower by 846 claims (-23.0%) from the March 2018 level of 3,674.

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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
 Jan 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,263 5,346 5,399 5,054 4,898 4,539 4,176 3,670 3,819 3,490 3,096
 Feb 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 7,143 5,720 5,350 4,582 4,912 4,003 4,084 3,749 3,343 3,639 2,707
 Mar 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,232 5,896 4,976 4,994 4,612 4,270 3,973 3,479 4,173 3,674 2,828
 Apr 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,779 5,414 5,254 4,827 4,846 4,360 3,962 3,890 3,523 3,511
 May 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,752 5,322 5,333 4,907 4,652 4,208 3,822 4,060 4,042 3,245
 Jun 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,577 5,252 4,903 5,143 4,345 4,192 3,997 4,468 3,881 3,249
 Jul 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,621 5,333 5,084 4,840 5,265 4,252 3,809 3,711 3,787 3,376
 Aug 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,504 6,198 4,982 4,860 4,573 4,106 4,005 4,010 3,648 3,157
 Sep 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,128 5,334 6,131 4,847 4,560 4,168 3,732 3,947 3,919 3,093
 Oct 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,705 5,409 5,059 4,840 4,736 4,080 3,740 3,999 3,591 3,154
 Nov 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,830 4,992 8,513 7,270 4,672 4,438 3,597 3,736 3,661 3,516
 Dec 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,592 4,962 4,919 4,874 4,989 4,445 3,753 3,893 3,437 4,454
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
Jan 4,039 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,263 5,346 5,399 5,054 4,898 4,539 4,176 3,670 3,819 3,490 3,096
Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 7,143 5,720 5,350 4,582 4,912 4,003 4,084 3,749 3,343 3,639 2,707
Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,232 5,896 4,976 4,994 4,612 4,270 3,973 3,479 4,173 3,674 2,828
Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,779 5,414 5,254 4,827 4,846 4,360 3,962 3,890 3,523 3,511
May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,752 5,322 5,333 4,907 4,652 4,208 3,822 4,060 4,042 3,245
Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,577 5,252 4,903 5,143 4,345 4,192 3,997 4,468 3,881 3,249
Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,621 5,333 5,084 4,840 5,265 4,252 3,809 3,711 3,787 3,376
Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,504 6,198 4,982 4,860 4,573 4,106 4,005 4,010 3,648 3,157
Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,128 5,334 6,131 4,847 4,560 4,168 3,732 3,947 3,919 3,093
Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,705 5,409 5,059 4,840 4,736 4,080 3,740 3,999 3,591 3,154
Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,830 4,992 8,513 7,270 4,672 4,438 3,597 3,736 3,661 3,516
Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,592 4,962 4,919 4,874 4,989 4,445 3,753 3,893 3,437 4,454
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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