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  Average Weekly Initial Claims - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 17, 2019
December 2018 seasonally-adjusted average weekly initial unemployment claims for first-time filers in Connecticut grew by 844 claimants (23.7%) to 4,399 from November 2018, and were higher by 986 claims (28.9%) from the December 2017 level of 3,413. Download Connecticut Average Weekly Unemployment Initial Claims SA/NSA (1982-Current)
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
 Jan 5,546 5,271 4,688 4,722 3,751 4,043 4,083 6,369 5,434 5,462 5,077 4,884 4,524 4,161 3,656 3,763 3,409
 Feb 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 6,874 5,566 5,271 4,558 4,920 4,018 4,123 3,804 3,421 3,739
 Mar 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,202 6,034 4,910 4,914 4,880 4,229 4,053 3,743 4,266 4,080
 Apr 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,796 5,262 5,330 4,924 4,626 4,488 4,019 3,821 3,736 3,481
 May 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,778 5,341 5,330 4,882 4,628 4,197 3,805 3,991 3,929 3,142
 Jun 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,616 5,293 4,939 5,208 4,410 4,223 3,980 4,423 3,820 3,211
 Jul 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,722 5,417 5,164 4,864 5,248 4,225 3,794 3,752 3,858 3,445
 Aug 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,317 6,058 4,882 4,805 4,561 4,136 4,034 3,990 3,611 3,106
 Sep 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,190 5,371 6,149 4,883 4,551 4,117 3,664 3,846 3,812 3,014
 Oct 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,801 5,502 5,126 4,829 4,706 4,036 3,705 3,961 3,523 3,064
 Nov 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,685 4,858 8,305 7,125 4,613 4,420 3,575 3,716 3,668 3,555
 Dec 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,648 4,977 4,936 4,900 4,985 4,408 3,715 3,860 3,413 4,399
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 6,369 5,434 5,462 5,077 4,884 4,524 4,161 3,656 3,763 3,409
Feb 4,232 4,678 4,967 4,436 3,851 3,872 4,117 4,181 6,874 5,566 5,271 4,558 4,920 4,018 4,123 3,804 3,421 3,739
Mar 5,038 5,397 5,167 4,298 4,377 4,009 3,874 4,126 7,202 6,034 4,910 4,914 4,880 4,229 4,053 3,743 4,266 4,080
Apr 4,537 5,373 5,063 4,201 4,045 4,059 4,060 4,332 6,796 5,262 5,330 4,924 4,626 4,488 4,019 3,821 3,736 3,481
May 5,230 6,422 5,134 4,159 3,929 4,068 3,907 4,450 6,778 5,341 5,330 4,882 4,628 4,197 3,805 3,991 3,929 3,142
Jun 4,847 5,755 4,908 4,169 3,923 4,178 4,096 4,755 6,616 5,293 4,939 5,208 4,410 4,223 3,980 4,423 3,820 3,211
Jul 5,349 5,196 5,193 4,050 4,061 4,093 3,950 4,749 6,722 5,417 5,164 4,864 5,248 4,225 3,794 3,752 3,858 3,445
Aug 5,500 5,173 4,826 4,007 4,267 3,960 3,844 5,543 6,317 6,058 4,882 4,805 4,561 4,136 4,034 3,990 3,611 3,106
Sep 5,767 5,322 4,853 4,331 4,150 3,947 3,805 5,452 6,190 5,371 6,149 4,883 4,551 4,117 3,664 3,846 3,812 3,014
Oct 5,906 5,481 4,670 4,029 4,323 3,828 3,990 5,657 5,801 5,502 5,126 4,829 4,706 4,036 3,705 3,961 3,523 3,064
Nov 5,863 5,116 4,424 4,020 3,986 4,011 4,347 6,210 5,685 4,858 8,305 7,125 4,613 4,420 3,575 3,716 3,668 3,555
Dec 4,525 5,168 4,627 4,054 4,336 4,552 4,888 6,312 5,648 4,977 4,936 4,900 4,985 4,408 3,715 3,860 3,413 4,399
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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