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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: June 16, 2022
Connecticut's unemployment rate ticked down another two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.2% and the number of nonfarm industry payroll jobs increased by 1,600 (0.1%) to 1,648,500 in May 2022 (preliminary). These are both calculated on a seasonally adjusted basis. The statewide payroll employment level is now 42,200 (2.6%) positions higher than in May 2021. Connecticut has now recovered 82.6% (238,900) of the 289,400 nonfarm positions lost in the March/April 2020 COVID drop off. The previously reported April 2022 increase of 1,600 was revised slightly lower by 200 positions to a 1,400-job gain (0.1%). The two-tenths point decline in the May 2022 unemployment rate was supported by a statistically significant 5,000 decline in the number of the state's unemployed. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces these survey-based labor statistics in collaboration with their state counterparts.
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 1,648.5
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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 1,648.5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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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