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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: November 17, 2022
Connecticut private sector payrolls increased 1,100 positions (0.1%) in October 2022 as the state's overall nonfarm employment grew by 500 jobs (0.03%) to a level of 1,668,200 last month (preliminary data, seasonally adjusted). Connecticut's nonfarm industry employment is now 36,600 (2.2%) positions above the October 2021 level. This is the tenth straight monthly nonfarm industry job gain in 2022. The Constitution State has now recovered 89.4% (258,600) of the 289,400 nonfarm positions lost during the 2020 COVID lockdown. The initially published September 2022 job gain of 4,400 (0.3%) was revised slightly lower by 100 positions to a still solid 4,300 monthly gain (0.3%). Connecticut's unemployment rate rose to 4.3% during the month from the 4.0% rate in September 2022. This release includes labor statistics received from two surveys prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in cooperation with the states.
Month  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 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 1,695.3 1,695.3 1,700.1 1,584.1 1,636.4
 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 1,698.2 1,696.3 1,699.0 1,590.0 1,641.8
 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 1,697.1 1,696.1 1,684.4 1,598.7 1,645.5
 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 1,694.0 1,697.5 1,409.6 1,599.8 1,646.9
 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 1,698.5 1,696.7 1,440.7 1,606.3 1,649.3
 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 1,702.7 1,697.0 1,498.8 1,612.0 1,652.3
 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 1,700.5 1,697.5 1,529.6 1,626.6 1,661.0
 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 1,701.8 1,694.3 1,555.4 1,624.7 1,663.4
 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 1,696.2 1,576.6 1,622.9 1,667.7
 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 1,700.8 1,697.0 1,586.5 1,631.6 1,668.2
 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 1,699.9 1,696.8 1,583.9 1,636.3
 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 1,702.0 1,691.9 1,580.4 1,635.8
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 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 1,650.7 1,666.6 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 1,695.3 1,695.3 1,700.1 1,584.1 1,636.4
Feb 1,650.8 1,667.4 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 1,698.2 1,696.3 1,699.0 1,590.0 1,641.8
Mar 1,653.6 1,665.5 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 1,697.1 1,696.1 1,684.4 1,598.7 1,645.5
Apr 1,655.9 1,674.5 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 1,694.0 1,697.5 1,409.6 1,599.8 1,646.9
May 1,657.7 1,671.5 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 1,698.5 1,696.7 1,440.7 1,606.3 1,649.3
Jun 1,656.8 1,672.8 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 1,702.7 1,697.0 1,498.8 1,612.0 1,652.3
Jul 1,658.8 1,672.7 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 1,700.5 1,697.5 1,529.6 1,626.6 1,661.0
Aug 1,662.1 1,672.2 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 1,701.8 1,694.3 1,555.4 1,624.7 1,663.4
Sep 1,661.6 1,672.9 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 1,696.2 1,576.6 1,622.9 1,667.7
Oct 1,663.4 1,671.1 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 1,700.8 1,697.0 1,586.5 1,631.6 1,668.2
Nov 1,665.6 1,673.0 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 1,699.9 1,696.8 1,583.9 1,636.3
Dec 1,666.0 1,675.7 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 1,702.0 1,691.9 1,580.4 1,635.8
Month 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Jan 1,549.8 1,575.6 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
Feb 1,552.0 1,579.0 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
Mar 1,554.2 1,580.6 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
Apr 1,554.6 1,591.6 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
May 1,556.0 1,594.1 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
Jun 1,558.1 1,593.8 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
Jul 1,554.5 1,603.4 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
Aug 1,559.5 1,604.8 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
Sep 1,562.0 1,610.1 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
Oct 1,565.5 1,606.3 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
Nov 1,566.9 1,620.1 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
Dec 1,564.8 1,620.3 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
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Month 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 1,689.7 1,687.7 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 1,833.5 1,871.4 1,888.5 1,712.3 1,768.5
Feb 1,688.5 1,690.5 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 1,837.4 1,873.1 1,883.9 1,714.6 1,778.0
Mar 1,687.0 1,694.1 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 1,842.8 1,874.9 1,878.9 1,718.9 1,793.2
Apr 1,686.0 1,698.4 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 1,848.6 1,876.8 1,694.4 1,724.2 1,804.2
May 1,685.7 1,703.1 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 1,853.6 1,879.0 1,696.3 1,730.2 1,816.4
Jun 1,685.7 1,707.8 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 1,857.5 1,881.3 1,697.0 1,736.4 1,825.3
Jul 1,686.0 1,711.6 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 1,860.4 1,883.2 1,702.6 1,742.2 1,828.8
Aug 1,686.4 1,714.6 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 1,862.7 1,885.0 1,705.7 1,748.7 1,827.8
Sep 1,686.2 1,717.5 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 1,864.6 1,887.1 1,710.5 1,754.4 1,826.6
Oct 1,685.6 1,720.9 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 1,866.2 1,889.4 1,710.9 1,759.6 1,822.4
Nov 1,685.2 1,724.7 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 1,867.8 1,891.1 1,711.5 1,759.7
Dec 1,685.9 1,728.8 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 1,869.6 1,891.0 1,711.5 1,759.1
Month 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Jan 1,614.6 1,653.3 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
Feb 1,617.7 1,655.1 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
Mar 1,619.1 1,657.5 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
Apr 1,619.2 1,660.9 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
May 1,618.8 1,664.9 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
Jun 1,619.3 1,668.9 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
Jul 1,621.9 1,672.5 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
Aug 1,627.0 1,675.5 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
Sep 1,633.9 1,677.6 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
Oct 1,641.1 1,678.9 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
Nov 1,647.1 1,679.9 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
Dec 1,651.1 1,681.3 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
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Month  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 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 1,833.5 1,871.4 1,888.5 1,712.3 1,768.5
 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 1,837.4 1,873.1 1,883.9 1,714.6 1,778.0
 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 1,842.8 1,874.9 1,878.9 1,718.9 1,793.2
 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 1,848.6 1,876.8 1,694.4 1,724.2 1,804.2
 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 1,853.6 1,879.0 1,696.3 1,730.2 1,816.4
 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 1,857.5 1,881.3 1,697.0 1,736.4 1,825.3
 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 1,860.4 1,883.2 1,702.6 1,742.2 1,828.8
 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 1,862.7 1,885.0 1,705.7 1,748.7 1,827.8
 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 1,864.6 1,887.1 1,710.5 1,754.4 1,826.6
 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 1,866.2 1,889.4 1,710.9 1,759.6 1,822.4
 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 1,867.8 1,891.1 1,711.5 1,759.7
 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 1,869.6 1,891.0 1,711.5 1,759.1
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