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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: January 22, 2024
Industry payroll jobs in Connecticut decreased 2,500 (-0.1%) in December 2023 to a level of 1,695,800, while the state's jobless rate increased two-tenths of a percent to 3.8% (preliminary, all seasonally adjusted data). Statewide nonfarm industry employment stands 22,700 (1.4%) positions higher than year-ago December levels. The state has recovered 99.4% (287,400) of the 289,100 nonagricultural jobs lost during the March-April 2020 COVID lockdown. The preliminary November 2023 job gain of 500 positions was revised lower by 600 jobs to now a minuscule loss (-100). Connecticut's December 2023 jobless rate is lower by two tenths of a percentage point from the 4.0% rate estimated a year ago. This release includes labor statistics from two monthly surveys (household and establishment) produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in association with the states.
Month  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 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 1,672.7 1,601.0 1,626.5 1,642.4 1,653.7 1,665.7 1,683.9 1,687.2 1,697.5 1,696.2 1,695.9 1,699.3 1,583.8 1,646.5 1,681.9
 Feb 1,665.7 1,601.8 1,629.8 1,647.3 1,652.2 1,662.2 1,681.3 1,690.7 1,695.7 1,697.9 1,696.2 1,697.5 1,588.6 1,658.8 1,687.0
 Mar 1,655.1 1,603.7 1,628.3 1,650.2 1,657.4 1,665.6 1,681.6 1,696.0 1,696.3 1,696.5 1,695.8 1,683.9 1,598.1 1,665.9 1,685.3
 Apr 1,638.2 1,612.9 1,638.4 1,643.0 1,660.2 1,671.3 1,683.8 1,691.5 1,694.5 1,693.8 1,697.4 1,408.4 1,599.5 1,667.6 1,686.5
 May 1,639.6 1,621.8 1,634.3 1,644.5 1,659.8 1,672.2 1,688.3 1,692.8 1,697.0 1,698.3 1,697.5 1,440.9 1,607.8 1,666.6 1,691.8
 Jun 1,632.6 1,616.3 1,631.0 1,645.9 1,665.0 1,672.3 1,690.7 1,688.8 1,698.6 1,702.4 1,696.7 1,499.1 1,615.1 1,666.9 1,689.3
 Jul 1,624.2 1,621.7 1,637.9 1,646.5 1,668.9 1,675.1 1,685.9 1,694.0 1,696.8 1,700.4 1,697.1 1,531.8 1,628.6 1,670.8 1,691.2
 Aug 1,621.8 1,623.4 1,634.9 1,646.9 1,665.3 1,675.8 1,685.9 1,693.5 1,697.0 1,700.8 1,693.2 1,556.0 1,625.7 1,672.1 1,691.2
 Sep 1,622.8 1,622.1 1,638.1 1,651.0 1,663.1 1,676.8 1,687.9 1,693.1 1,696.6 1,700.5 1,696.6 1,577.4 1,627.5 1,673.4 1,695.0
 Oct 1,617.7 1,627.0 1,635.6 1,653.2 1,662.4 1,677.3 1,690.8 1,693.8 1,694.8 1,700.7 1,696.3 1,585.2 1,637.4 1,669.4 1,698.4
 Nov 1,617.4 1,625.4 1,635.9 1,653.4 1,664.1 1,680.0 1,691.8 1,693.3 1,695.0 1,699.4 1,696.6 1,585.1 1,641.2 1,674.6 1,698.3
 Dec 1,615.8 1,626.6 1,639.4 1,655.8 1,660.8 1,680.9 1,689.5 1,695.1 1,694.5 1,702.4 1,692.4 1,580.9 1,646.3 1,673.1 1,695.8
Nonfarm employment estimates are derived from a survey of businesses to measure jobs by industry. The estimates include all full- and parttime wage and salary employees who worked during or received pay for the pay period which includes the 12th of the month. Excluded from these estimates are proprietors, self-employed workers, private household employees and unpaid family workers. In some cases, due to space constraints, all industry estimates are not shown. Call (860) 263-6275 for a more comprehensive breakout of nonfarm employment estimates. These data are developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The employed are all persons who did any work as paid employees or in their own business during the survey week, or who have worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a family member. Persons temporarily absent from a job because of illness, bad weather, strike or for personal reasons are also counted as employed whether they were paid by their employer or were seeking other jobs.

The unemployed are all persons who did not work, but were available for work during the survey week (except for temporary illness) and made specific efforts to find a job in the prior four weeks. Persons waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not be looking for work to be classified as unemployed.

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Month 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Jan 1,690.9 1,697.8 1,719.1 1,672.7 1,601.0 1,626.5 1,642.4 1,653.7 1,665.7 1,683.9 1,687.2 1,697.5 1,696.2 1,695.9 1,699.3 1,583.8 1,646.5 1,681.9
Feb 1,684.9 1,696.9 1,719.8 1,665.7 1,601.8 1,629.8 1,647.3 1,652.2 1,662.2 1,681.3 1,690.7 1,695.7 1,697.9 1,696.2 1,697.5 1,588.6 1,658.8 1,687.0
Mar 1,684.0 1,696.8 1,720.9 1,655.1 1,603.7 1,628.3 1,650.2 1,657.4 1,665.6 1,681.6 1,696.0 1,696.3 1,696.5 1,695.8 1,683.9 1,598.1 1,665.9 1,685.3
Apr 1,693.4 1,698.3 1,718.1 1,638.2 1,612.9 1,638.4 1,643.0 1,660.2 1,671.3 1,683.8 1,691.5 1,694.5 1,693.8 1,697.4 1,408.4 1,599.5 1,667.6 1,686.5
May 1,694.4 1,701.5 1,715.5 1,639.6 1,621.8 1,634.3 1,644.5 1,659.8 1,672.2 1,688.3 1,692.8 1,697.0 1,698.3 1,697.5 1,440.9 1,607.8 1,666.6 1,691.8
Jun 1,696.4 1,706.4 1,714.6 1,632.6 1,616.3 1,631.0 1,645.9 1,665.0 1,672.3 1,690.7 1,688.8 1,698.6 1,702.4 1,696.7 1,499.1 1,615.1 1,666.9 1,689.3
Jul 1,699.2 1,708.5 1,708.6 1,624.2 1,621.7 1,637.9 1,646.5 1,668.9 1,675.1 1,685.9 1,694.0 1,696.8 1,700.4 1,697.1 1,531.8 1,628.6 1,670.8 1,691.2
Aug 1,703.1 1,709.5 1,706.8 1,621.8 1,623.4 1,634.9 1,646.9 1,665.3 1,675.8 1,685.9 1,693.5 1,697.0 1,700.8 1,693.2 1,556.0 1,625.7 1,672.1 1,691.2
Sep 1,692.0 1,708.4 1,702.0 1,622.8 1,622.1 1,638.1 1,651.0 1,663.1 1,676.8 1,687.9 1,693.1 1,696.6 1,700.5 1,696.6 1,577.4 1,627.5 1,673.4 1,695.0
Oct 1,692.2 1,710.5 1,696.4 1,617.7 1,627.0 1,635.6 1,653.2 1,662.4 1,677.3 1,690.8 1,693.8 1,694.8 1,700.7 1,696.3 1,585.2 1,637.4 1,669.4 1,698.4
Nov 1,692.5 1,711.8 1,691.0 1,617.4 1,625.4 1,635.9 1,653.4 1,664.1 1,680.0 1,691.8 1,693.3 1,695.0 1,699.4 1,696.6 1,585.1 1,641.2 1,674.6 1,698.3
Dec 1,696.6 1,712.5 1,682.2 1,615.8 1,626.6 1,639.4 1,655.8 1,660.8 1,680.9 1,689.5 1,695.1 1,694.5 1,702.4 1,692.4 1,580.9 1,646.3 1,673.1 1,695.8
Month 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Jan 1,618.8 1,660.0 1,674.8 1,653.2 1,594.3 1,536.9 1,542.8 1,537.2 1,567.3 1,567.3 1,601.0 1,636.5 1,669.0 1,689.8 1,698.8 1,681.8 1,663.0 1,650.7 1,666.6
Feb 1,616.7 1,667.0 1,678.9 1,649.2 1,581.9 1,533.3 1,543.4 1,532.1 1,568.3 1,574.8 1,602.0 1,640.3 1,669.9 1,691.6 1,692.7 1,680.5 1,657.6 1,650.8 1,667.4
Mar 1,623.5 1,670.6 1,675.0 1,648.8 1,580.2 1,531.4 1,537.1 1,535.0 1,570.9 1,577.9 1,607.5 1,644.4 1,673.4 1,697.4 1,690.2 1,680.7 1,654.2 1,653.6 1,665.5
Apr 1,636.0 1,662.6 1,669.0 1,639.6 1,578.2 1,536.7 1,532.4 1,550.2 1,566.3 1,582.9 1,610.0 1,640.1 1,673.7 1,697.5 1,687.5 1,680.3 1,651.7 1,655.9 1,674.5
May 1,638.0 1,661.9 1,668.1 1,639.4 1,572.0 1,536.1 1,534.4 1,549.8 1,566.0 1,588.7 1,611.7 1,646.3 1,672.2 1,702.3 1,690.5 1,678.4 1,652.1 1,657.7 1,671.5
Jun 1,643.7 1,663.7 1,668.8 1,637.9 1,570.2 1,533.6 1,532.0 1,553.5 1,565.2 1,592.0 1,613.8 1,649.2 1,674.4 1,703.5 1,689.3 1,676.4 1,649.0 1,656.8 1,672.8
Jul 1,641.5 1,667.7 1,664.6 1,628.9 1,559.5 1,539.2 1,534.6 1,556.5 1,568.0 1,588.1 1,613.4 1,654.8 1,681.4 1,709.9 1,690.5 1,669.9 1,648.1 1,658.8 1,672.7
Aug 1,639.8 1,670.1 1,665.6 1,622.1 1,555.0 1,536.3 1,534.4 1,557.5 1,570.8 1,596.1 1,615.0 1,655.0 1,683.6 1,705.1 1,687.4 1,670.1 1,647.5 1,662.1 1,672.2
Sep 1,636.5 1,666.5 1,661.4 1,618.9 1,553.3 1,534.7 1,537.9 1,560.1 1,571.7 1,594.3 1,622.8 1,654.8 1,680.7 1,705.2 1,686.9 1,668.0 1,646.9 1,661.6 1,672.9
Oct 1,651.7 1,672.4 1,655.3 1,606.0 1,550.3 1,533.9 1,542.5 1,563.4 1,571.1 1,604.0 1,625.8 1,658.0 1,681.8 1,702.9 1,686.6 1,664.8 1,652.4 1,663.4 1,671.1
Nov 1,652.4 1,673.0 1,653.7 1,599.5 1,547.1 1,533.6 1,542.5 1,563.4 1,574.5 1,607.9 1,628.6 1,662.8 1,683.3 1,702.1 1,684.1 1,663.5 1,653.1 1,665.6 1,673.0
Dec 1,657.4 1,672.3 1,652.3 1,594.3 1,544.9 1,530.6 1,545.0 1,563.1 1,575.7 1,607.9 1,633.2 1,664.4 1,687.0 1,703.9 1,682.4 1,661.6 1,649.1 1,666.0 1,675.7
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Month 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Jan 1,733.1 1,768.3 1,779.8 1,751.3 1,712.6 1,736.0 1,752.2 1,712.0 1,738.3 1,788.4 1,787.0 1,836.3 1,828.3 1,862.8 1,869.4 1,688.9 1,862.0 1,837.5
Feb 1,737.3 1,769.9 1,779.8 1,745.6 1,715.0 1,736.4 1,749.6 1,710.2 1,743.6 1,789.8 1,789.4 1,840.1 1,831.8 1,863.5 1,863.2 1,688.0 1,864.5 1,835.0
Mar 1,741.0 1,770.9 1,779.2 1,741.2 1,718.4 1,736.7 1,745.6 1,709.8 1,748.7 1,790.3 1,792.1 1,842.9 1,836.7 1,864.1 1,856.4 1,688.7 1,866.0 1,830.4
Apr 1,744.0 1,771.4 1,778.0 1,738.5 1,722.6 1,736.4 1,740.2 1,711.6 1,753.3 1,789.7 1,794.8 1,844.3 1,842.2 1,865.1 1,686.7 1,689.9 1,865.8 1,828.8
May 1,746.1 1,771.9 1,776.4 1,736.6 1,727.4 1,736.1 1,734.4 1,714.8 1,757.7 1,788.3 1,797.5 1,844.5 1,846.9 1,866.6 1,687.1 1,691.5 1,863.6 1,826.5
Jun 1,747.9 1,772.4 1,774.7 1,734.7 1,731.4 1,736.6 1,728.7 1,718.3 1,762.5 1,786.3 1,800.1 1,843.2 1,850.7 1,868.5 1,686.3 1,713.0 1,859.1 1,827.1
Jul 1,750.2 1,772.9 1,773.1 1,732.3 1,734.1 1,738.6 1,723.9 1,721.1 1,767.4 1,784.1 1,802.7 1,840.9 1,853.6 1,870.2 1,690.4 1,732.9 1,852.5 1,827.9
Aug 1,753.2 1,773.7 1,771.3 1,728.8 1,735.7 1,742.0 1,720.4 1,723.2 1,772.0 1,782.5 1,805.2 1,838.0 1,856.0 1,871.6 1,692.4 1,753.2 1,845.6 1,829.2
Sep 1,756.4 1,775.2 1,768.8 1,724.3 1,736.1 1,746.3 1,718.2 1,725.0 1,776.0 1,781.6 1,807.6 1,835.0 1,857.9 1,873.2 1,695.7 1,773.1 1,840.2 1,832.3
Oct 1,759.8 1,776.9 1,765.8 1,719.2 1,736.0 1,750.3 1,716.9 1,727.1 1,779.7 1,781.8 1,810.0 1,832.7 1,859.4 1,874.6 1,694.8 1,794.6 1,837.0 1,833.3
Nov 1,763.2 1,778.3 1,761.9 1,714.7 1,735.8 1,752.7 1,715.8 1,729.9 1,783.1 1,783.0 1,812.7 1,831.4 1,860.8 1,875.0 1,693.2 1,816.5 1,837.1 1,832.2
Dec 1,766.0 1,779.4 1,757.0 1,712.3 1,735.8 1,753.3 1,714.2 1,733.6 1,786.0 1,784.8 1,815.9 1,831.6 1,861.9 1,873.5 1,690.9 1,839.1 1,838.1 1,828.0
Month 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Jan 1,683.1 1,694.0 1,703.4 1,720.3 1,717.5 1,694.2 1,676.7 1,670.5 1,657.8 1,649.6 1,665.8 1,671.1 1,697.9 1,721.2 1,715.0 1,692.5 1,693.0 1,689.7 1,687.7
Feb 1,684.9 1,693.5 1,704.0 1,725.0 1,716.4 1,690.8 1,676.2 1,668.2 1,655.7 1,650.8 1,666.8 1,672.3 1,697.4 1,724.8 1,711.3 1,694.3 1,691.8 1,688.5 1,690.5
Mar 1,686.9 1,693.3 1,704.3 1,728.8 1,715.1 1,688.5 1,676.7 1,665.7 1,652.3 1,652.3 1,669.0 1,674.4 1,696.5 1,726.8 1,707.2 1,696.2 1,691.0 1,687.0 1,694.1
Apr 1,689.4 1,693.4 1,704.2 1,731.3 1,713.4 1,687.3 1,678.2 1,662.9 1,648.4 1,653.9 1,672.1 1,677.1 1,695.9 1,727.2 1,702.9 1,698.2 1,689.8 1,686.0 1,698.4
May 1,692.1 1,694.0 1,703.6 1,732.5 1,711.5 1,686.6 1,680.4 1,660.2 1,645.0 1,655.6 1,675.3 1,680.0 1,696.1 1,726.3 1,699.3 1,699.9 1,688.0 1,685.7 1,703.1
Jun 1,694.6 1,695.2 1,702.7 1,732.2 1,709.7 1,686.0 1,682.5 1,657.9 1,643.0 1,657.4 1,677.5 1,682.7 1,697.2 1,724.8 1,696.5 1,701.2 1,686.0 1,685.7 1,707.8
Jul 1,696.4 1,696.7 1,702.1 1,731.0 1,708.1 1,685.2 1,683.3 1,656.5 1,642.8 1,659.5 1,678.3 1,685.3 1,698.9 1,723.4 1,694.6 1,702.0 1,684.5 1,686.0 1,711.6
Aug 1,697.3 1,697.9 1,702.5 1,729.1 1,706.7 1,684.1 1,682.5 1,656.0 1,643.9 1,661.6 1,677.7 1,688.0 1,701.0 1,722.5 1,693.0 1,701.7 1,684.2 1,686.4 1,714.6
Sep 1,697.6 1,698.7 1,704.0 1,726.5 1,705.2 1,682.7 1,680.6 1,656.2 1,645.7 1,663.4 1,676.2 1,690.9 1,703.7 1,721.9 1,691.8 1,700.6 1,685.2 1,686.2 1,717.5
Oct 1,697.3 1,699.6 1,706.9 1,723.6 1,703.4 1,681.3 1,677.9 1,656.9 1,647.3 1,664.6 1,674.2 1,693.7 1,707.3 1,721.2 1,691.1 1,698.6 1,687.1 1,685.6 1,720.9
Nov 1,696.4 1,700.9 1,710.8 1,720.9 1,700.8 1,679.8 1,675.1 1,657.9 1,648.3 1,665.1 1,672.3 1,695.9 1,711.8 1,720.0 1,690.9 1,696.6 1,688.9 1,685.2 1,724.7
Dec 1,695.1 1,702.2 1,715.4 1,719.0 1,697.6 1,678.1 1,672.7 1,658.5 1,648.9 1,665.4 1,671.1 1,697.4 1,716.7 1,718.0 1,691.3 1,694.6 1,689.9 1,685.9 1,728.8
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Month  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 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 1,779.8 1,751.3 1,712.6 1,736.0 1,752.2 1,712.0 1,738.3 1,788.4 1,787.0 1,836.3 1,828.3 1,862.8 1,869.4 1,688.9 1,862.0 1,837.5
 Feb 1,779.8 1,745.6 1,715.0 1,736.4 1,749.6 1,710.2 1,743.6 1,789.8 1,789.4 1,840.1 1,831.8 1,863.5 1,863.2 1,688.0 1,864.5 1,835.0
 Mar 1,779.2 1,741.2 1,718.4 1,736.7 1,745.6 1,709.8 1,748.7 1,790.3 1,792.1 1,842.9 1,836.7 1,864.1 1,856.4 1,688.7 1,866.0 1,830.4
 Apr 1,778.0 1,738.5 1,722.6 1,736.4 1,740.2 1,711.6 1,753.3 1,789.7 1,794.8 1,844.3 1,842.2 1,865.1 1,686.7 1,689.9 1,865.8 1,828.8
 May 1,776.4 1,736.6 1,727.4 1,736.1 1,734.4 1,714.8 1,757.7 1,788.3 1,797.5 1,844.5 1,846.9 1,866.6 1,687.1 1,691.5 1,863.6 1,826.5
 Jun 1,774.7 1,734.7 1,731.4 1,736.6 1,728.7 1,718.3 1,762.5 1,786.3 1,800.1 1,843.2 1,850.7 1,868.5 1,686.3 1,713.0 1,859.1 1,827.1
 Jul 1,773.1 1,732.3 1,734.1 1,738.6 1,723.9 1,721.1 1,767.4 1,784.1 1,802.7 1,840.9 1,853.6 1,870.2 1,690.4 1,732.9 1,852.5 1,827.9
 Aug 1,771.3 1,728.8 1,735.7 1,742.0 1,720.4 1,723.2 1,772.0 1,782.5 1,805.2 1,838.0 1,856.0 1,871.6 1,692.4 1,753.2 1,845.6 1,829.2
 Sep 1,768.8 1,724.3 1,736.1 1,746.3 1,718.2 1,725.0 1,776.0 1,781.6 1,807.6 1,835.0 1,857.9 1,873.2 1,695.7 1,773.1 1,840.2 1,832.3
 Oct 1,765.8 1,719.2 1,736.0 1,750.3 1,716.9 1,727.1 1,779.7 1,781.8 1,810.0 1,832.7 1,859.4 1,874.6 1,694.8 1,794.6 1,837.0 1,833.3
 Nov 1,761.9 1,714.7 1,735.8 1,752.7 1,715.8 1,729.9 1,783.1 1,783.0 1,812.7 1,831.4 1,860.8 1,875.0 1,693.2 1,816.5 1,837.1 1,832.2
 Dec 1,757.0 1,712.3 1,735.8 1,753.3 1,714.2 1,733.6 1,786.0 1,784.8 1,815.9 1,831.6 1,861.9 1,873.5 1,690.9 1,839.1 1,838.1 1,828.0
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