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  Nonfarm Employment / Residents Employed - State of Connecticut Last Updated: September 17, 2020
Connecticut gained 20,400 net payroll jobs in August 2020 (up 1.3%) after a revised 32,300 July increase. Over the year, employment in the state fell by 118,700 (-7.0%) and now stands at 1,566,600 seasonally adjusted. The preliminary July 2020 job gain of 26,500 was revised higher by 5,800 jobs. These are nonfarm job estimates from the establishment survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

"Connecticut job gains topped 20,000 for the third month in a row," said Patrick Flaherty, Acting Director of the Office of Research at the Connecticut Department of Labor. "However, the pace of gains have slowed after the 77,300 June increase. The largest August job gains were in Health Care & Social Assistance, Leisure & Hospitality, and Trade & Transportation. Federal Government also gained due to the decennial Census."

Month  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 2020 Y/Y
 Jan 1,659.9 1,647.5 1,663.3 1,687.3 1,693.9 1,714.8 1,668.3 1,596.7 1,621.3 1,636.8 1,647.9 1,658.9 1,676.2 1,680.8 1,690.1 1,687.4 1,688.3 1,696.8
 Feb 1,654.3 1,647.4 1,664.1 1,681.3 1,693.0 1,715.6 1,660.8 1,597.0 1,624.7 1,641.9 1,646.5 1,655.6 1,674.0 1,684.4 1,686.3 1,688.7 1,687.5 1,699.5
 Mar 1,650.8 1,650.1 1,662.2 1,680.3 1,692.8 1,716.6 1,650.6 1,599.1 1,623.1 1,644.3 1,651.2 1,658.8 1,673.9 1,688.0 1,686.8 1,686.9 1,686.6 1,677.4
 Apr 1,648.4 1,652.7 1,671.3 1,689.8 1,694.3 1,714.1 1,633.5 1,608.1 1,633.4 1,637.2 1,654.1 1,664.5 1,676.0 1,682.1 1,685.3 1,684.3 1,687.9 1,408.2
 May 1,648.7 1,654.4 1,668.1 1,690.8 1,697.5 1,711.5 1,635.0 1,617.1 1,629.1 1,638.9 1,653.5 1,665.3 1,680.5 1,683.8 1,686.4 1,687.2 1,685.4 1,436.6
 Jun 1,645.8 1,653.6 1,669.9 1,693.3 1,702.9 1,710.4 1,627.9 1,611.5 1,626.0 1,640.0 1,658.7 1,665.4 1,682.9 1,680.5 1,688.4 1,691.1 1,682.6 1,513.9
 Jul 1,644.8 1,655.4 1,669.3 1,695.5 1,704.3 1,704.0 1,618.9 1,616.2 1,632.3 1,640.5 1,662.4 1,667.2 1,677.6 1,684.7 1,686.8 1,690.6 1,686.7 1,546.2
 Aug 1,644.2 1,658.9 1,669.0 1,699.5 1,705.2 1,702.4 1,616.8 1,618.1 1,628.9 1,640.7 1,658.7 1,668.5 1,677.7 1,684.7 1,688.1 1,692.6 1,685.3 1,566.6
 Sep 1,643.4 1,658.5 1,669.8 1,688.5 1,704.0 1,697.5 1,617.9 1,616.7 1,632.0 1,644.7 1,656.4 1,669.6 1,679.5 1,684.5 1,687.3 1,692.9 1,688.3
 Oct 1,649.0 1,660.1 1,667.8 1,688.6 1,706.4 1,691.6 1,612.8 1,621.8 1,629.7 1,646.9 1,655.6 1,670.0 1,682.7 1,684.6 1,686.5 1,692.6 1,690.0
 Nov 1,649.6 1,662.2 1,669.5 1,688.6 1,707.4 1,686.2 1,612.5 1,620.1 1,630.1 1,647.0 1,657.3 1,672.4 1,683.6 1,683.8 1,686.9 1,692.5 1,692.5
 Dec 1,645.8 1,662.6 1,672.1 1,692.9 1,708.4 1,677.7 1,611.0 1,621.4 1,633.7 1,650.0 1,654.3 1,673.1 1,681.1 1,685.1 1,685.8 1,692.6 1,693.5
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 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 1,678.3 1,659.9 1,647.5 1,663.3 1,687.3 1,693.9 1,714.8 1,668.3 1,596.7 1,621.3 1,636.8 1,647.9 1,658.9 1,676.2 1,680.8 1,690.1 1,687.4 1,688.3 1,696.8
Feb 1,677.1 1,654.3 1,647.4 1,664.1 1,681.3 1,693.0 1,715.6 1,660.8 1,597.0 1,624.7 1,641.9 1,646.5 1,655.6 1,674.0 1,684.4 1,686.3 1,688.7 1,687.5 1,699.5
Mar 1,677.1 1,650.8 1,650.1 1,662.2 1,680.3 1,692.8 1,716.6 1,650.6 1,599.1 1,623.1 1,644.3 1,651.2 1,658.8 1,673.9 1,688.0 1,686.8 1,686.9 1,686.6 1,677.4
Apr 1,676.9 1,648.4 1,652.7 1,671.3 1,689.8 1,694.3 1,714.1 1,633.5 1,608.1 1,633.4 1,637.2 1,654.1 1,664.5 1,676.0 1,682.1 1,685.3 1,684.3 1,687.9 1,408.2
May 1,674.9 1,648.7 1,654.4 1,668.1 1,690.8 1,697.5 1,711.5 1,635.0 1,617.1 1,629.1 1,638.9 1,653.5 1,665.3 1,680.5 1,683.8 1,686.4 1,687.2 1,685.4 1,436.6
Jun 1,673.0 1,645.8 1,653.6 1,669.9 1,693.3 1,702.9 1,710.4 1,627.9 1,611.5 1,626.0 1,640.0 1,658.7 1,665.4 1,682.9 1,680.5 1,688.4 1,691.1 1,682.6 1,513.9
Jul 1,666.7 1,644.8 1,655.4 1,669.3 1,695.5 1,704.3 1,704.0 1,618.9 1,616.2 1,632.3 1,640.5 1,662.4 1,667.2 1,677.6 1,684.7 1,686.8 1,690.6 1,686.7 1,546.2
Aug 1,666.7 1,644.2 1,658.9 1,669.0 1,699.5 1,705.2 1,702.4 1,616.8 1,618.1 1,628.9 1,640.7 1,658.7 1,668.5 1,677.7 1,684.7 1,688.1 1,692.6 1,685.3 1,566.6
Sep 1,664.5 1,643.4 1,658.5 1,669.8 1,688.5 1,704.0 1,697.5 1,617.9 1,616.7 1,632.0 1,644.7 1,656.4 1,669.6 1,679.5 1,684.5 1,687.3 1,692.9 1,688.3
Oct 1,661.5 1,649.0 1,660.1 1,667.8 1,688.6 1,706.4 1,691.6 1,612.8 1,621.8 1,629.7 1,646.9 1,655.6 1,670.0 1,682.7 1,684.6 1,686.5 1,692.6 1,690.0
Nov 1,660.1 1,649.6 1,662.2 1,669.5 1,688.6 1,707.4 1,686.2 1,612.5 1,620.1 1,630.1 1,647.0 1,657.3 1,672.4 1,683.6 1,683.8 1,686.9 1,692.5 1,692.5
Dec 1,658.4 1,645.8 1,662.6 1,672.1 1,692.9 1,708.4 1,677.7 1,611.0 1,621.4 1,633.7 1,650.0 1,654.3 1,673.1 1,681.1 1,685.1 1,685.8 1,692.6 1,693.5
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Jan 1,420.9 1,487.1 1,549.8 1,575.6 1,618.8 1,660.0 1,674.8 1,650.7 1,592.0 1,534.7 1,540.4 1,534.5 1,564.4 1,564.4 1,597.9 1,633.4 1,666.0 1,686.4 1,695.6
Feb 1,420.6 1,497.0 1,552.0 1,579.0 1,616.7 1,667.0 1,678.9 1,646.9 1,579.6 1,531.0 1,540.9 1,529.6 1,565.6 1,572.0 1,598.9 1,637.3 1,666.6 1,688.3 1,689.4
Mar 1,425.3 1,501.6 1,554.2 1,580.6 1,623.5 1,670.6 1,675.0 1,646.7 1,578.1 1,529.1 1,534.7 1,532.4 1,568.2 1,574.9 1,604.2 1,641.1 1,670.0 1,693.9 1,686.7
Apr 1,431.8 1,505.5 1,554.6 1,591.6 1,636.0 1,662.6 1,669.0 1,637.5 1,576.0 1,534.6 1,530.0 1,547.6 1,563.5 1,580.0 1,606.7 1,637.1 1,670.6 1,694.3 1,684.3
May 1,436.3 1,511.4 1,556.0 1,594.1 1,638.0 1,661.9 1,668.1 1,637.3 1,569.9 1,533.9 1,532.0 1,547.3 1,563.3 1,585.8 1,608.5 1,643.1 1,668.8 1,698.9 1,687.1
Jun 1,440.9 1,520.1 1,558.1 1,593.8 1,643.7 1,663.7 1,668.8 1,636.1 1,568.2 1,531.5 1,529.6 1,550.9 1,562.6 1,589.1 1,610.7 1,646.0 1,671.1 1,700.4 1,686.2
Jul 1,452.8 1,527.1 1,554.5 1,603.4 1,641.5 1,667.7 1,664.6 1,626.7 1,557.3 1,536.9 1,532.0 1,553.8 1,565.2 1,585.2 1,610.5 1,651.5 1,678.2 1,706.7 1,687.3
Aug 1,445.2 1,529.0 1,559.5 1,604.8 1,639.8 1,670.1 1,665.6 1,619.7 1,552.6 1,534.1 1,531.9 1,554.7 1,568.0 1,593.0 1,611.9 1,651.9 1,680.5 1,702.0 1,684.1
Sep 1,465.2 1,536.4 1,562.0 1,610.1 1,636.5 1,666.5 1,661.4 1,616.5 1,550.8 1,532.2 1,535.3 1,557.4 1,569.0 1,591.1 1,619.6 1,651.4 1,677.9 1,702.3 1,683.6
Oct 1,466.7 1,538.8 1,565.5 1,606.3 1,651.7 1,672.4 1,655.3 1,603.8 1,548.2 1,531.6 1,540.0 1,560.7 1,568.4 1,601.0 1,622.7 1,654.9 1,678.6 1,699.7 1,683.2
Nov 1,470.6 1,542.0 1,566.9 1,620.1 1,652.4 1,673.0 1,653.7 1,597.5 1,545.0 1,531.3 1,540.0 1,560.7 1,571.8 1,604.9 1,625.6 1,659.6 1,679.9 1,698.8 1,680.5
Dec 1,478.6 1,547.8 1,564.8 1,620.3 1,657.4 1,672.3 1,652.3 1,592.3 1,542.9 1,528.4 1,542.2 1,560.3 1,573.0 1,605.0 1,630.1 1,661.3 1,683.5 1,700.7 1,679.0
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Month 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 1,698.1 1,693.1 1,684.2 1,693.3 1,731.7 1,767.2 1,780.4 1,758.3 1,727.0 1,744.2 1,747.1 1,713.9 1,736.2 1,786.7 1,778.4 1,811.7 1,802.9 1,834.2 1,857.1
Feb 1,697.9 1,692.4 1,683.5 1,695.7 1,735.9 1,768.7 1,780.6 1,753.5 1,728.3 1,745.0 1,744.5 1,711.4 1,741.5 1,787.7 1,781.1 1,813.5 1,805.3 1,832.4 1,857.9
Mar 1,697.8 1,691.7 1,683.1 1,698.5 1,739.6 1,769.7 1,780.2 1,749.2 1,730.7 1,745.4 1,740.8 1,710.4 1,746.7 1,787.7 1,784.1 1,814.2 1,808.6 1,831.1 1,865.2
Apr 1,697.9 1,690.6 1,683.1 1,701.6 1,742.7 1,770.5 1,779.2 1,745.9 1,733.8 1,745.3 1,736.3 1,711.5 1,751.6 1,786.7 1,787.3 1,813.7 1,812.5 1,831.2 1,629.3
May 1,698.3 1,689.0 1,683.7 1,704.9 1,745.2 1,771.3 1,777.9 1,743.5 1,737.3 1,744.8 1,731.6 1,713.8 1,756.3 1,784.7 1,790.6 1,812.3 1,816.5 1,832.9 1,606.7
Jun 1,698.7 1,687.2 1,684.6 1,708.3 1,747.4 1,772.3 1,776.4 1,741.5 1,740.2 1,744.5 1,727.5 1,716.5 1,761.2 1,782.1 1,793.8 1,810.2 1,820.5 1,836.3 1,690.7
Jul 1,698.8 1,685.8 1,685.7 1,711.3 1,749.7 1,773.5 1,774.9 1,739.7 1,742.1 1,744.8 1,724.8 1,718.7 1,766.0 1,779.3 1,796.8 1,807.9 1,824.7 1,841.1 1,706.2
Aug 1,698.4 1,684.8 1,686.9 1,714.1 1,752.4 1,774.7 1,773.5 1,737.6 1,742.9 1,745.7 1,723.3 1,720.3 1,770.7 1,776.8 1,799.6 1,805.6 1,828.8 1,846.3 1,716.0
Sep 1,697.6 1,684.5 1,688.0 1,716.8 1,755.6 1,776.1 1,771.7 1,735.0 1,742.9 1,746.9 1,722.5 1,722.2 1,775.1 1,774.9 1,802.2 1,803.6 1,832.3 1,851.0
Oct 1,696.5 1,684.5 1,689.0 1,720.0 1,758.9 1,777.4 1,769.6 1,732.0 1,742.8 1,748.2 1,721.5 1,724.7 1,779.1 1,774.2 1,804.5 1,802.2 1,834.7 1,854.3
Nov 1,695.2 1,684.6 1,690.0 1,723.6 1,762.3 1,778.7 1,766.7 1,729.1 1,742.9 1,748.9 1,719.6 1,728.3 1,782.5 1,774.7 1,806.9 1,801.5 1,835.8 1,854.5
Dec 1,694.1 1,684.6 1,691.4 1,727.5 1,765.1 1,779.7 1,762.9 1,727.2 1,743.4 1,748.6 1,716.9 1,733.0 1,785.1 1,776.3 1,809.4 1,801.7 1,835.5 1,854.0
Month 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Jan 1,497.7 1,558.1 1,612.6 1,652.3 1,685.7 1,695.4 1,698.5 1,717.8 1,729.4 1,701.2 1,679.3 1,668.0 1,650.1 1,635.7 1,656.2 1,672.5 1,696.0 1,719.0 1,715.4
Feb 1,498.8 1,564.1 1,616.6 1,655.3 1,687.2 1,694.9 1,699.5 1,720.2 1,729.5 1,697.8 1,678.8 1,665.6 1,647.5 1,637.0 1,657.5 1,673.8 1,697.4 1,721.5 1,712.7
Mar 1,501.3 1,570.4 1,619.5 1,658.6 1,688.8 1,694.2 1,700.5 1,722.6 1,729.3 1,695.2 1,678.5 1,663.1 1,644.4 1,638.7 1,659.3 1,675.4 1,698.4 1,723.2 1,709.9
Apr 1,505.3 1,576.5 1,621.4 1,662.3 1,690.3 1,693.8 1,701.6 1,724.9 1,728.2 1,693.5 1,678.2 1,660.7 1,641.1 1,640.7 1,661.5 1,677.3 1,699.5 1,723.9 1,707.3
May 1,510.9 1,582.0 1,622.9 1,666.2 1,691.6 1,693.7 1,702.7 1,726.7 1,726.5 1,692.3 1,677.9 1,658.6 1,638.3 1,642.8 1,663.9 1,679.4 1,700.7 1,723.9 1,705.1
Jun 1,517.5 1,586.7 1,624.9 1,670.0 1,692.6 1,693.9 1,704.0 1,728.1 1,724.2 1,691.2 1,677.4 1,657.0 1,636.2 1,644.9 1,665.8 1,681.5 1,702.2 1,723.5 1,703.6
Jul 1,524.6 1,590.4 1,627.8 1,673.7 1,693.1 1,694.4 1,705.6 1,728.9 1,721.5 1,689.6 1,676.9 1,655.7 1,635.1 1,647.2 1,667.3 1,683.3 1,704.0 1,723.0 1,702.6
Aug 1,531.3 1,593.4 1,631.8 1,676.9 1,693.4 1,695.0 1,707.3 1,729.4 1,718.5 1,687.6 1,676.3 1,654.7 1,634.8 1,649.5 1,668.4 1,685.2 1,705.8 1,722.5 1,701.7
Sep 1,537.4 1,596.1 1,636.6 1,679.6 1,693.8 1,695.5 1,709.2 1,729.5 1,715.3 1,685.3 1,675.4 1,653.9 1,634.9 1,651.7 1,669.3 1,687.2 1,707.9 1,721.9 1,700.9
Oct 1,542.8 1,599.2 1,641.6 1,681.6 1,694.3 1,696.0 1,711.2 1,729.3 1,712.1 1,683.2 1,674.1 1,653.2 1,635.0 1,653.3 1,670.1 1,689.5 1,710.2 1,721.1 1,700.1
Nov 1,547.7 1,603.1 1,645.9 1,683.1 1,695.1 1,696.6 1,713.3 1,729.1 1,708.6 1,681.5 1,672.3 1,652.8 1,634.9 1,654.4 1,670.8 1,691.9 1,713.0 1,719.8 1,699.3
Dec 1,552.7 1,607.8 1,649.4 1,684.3 1,695.5 1,697.5 1,715.5 1,729.2 1,704.9 1,680.1 1,670.2 1,651.9 1,635.1 1,655.3 1,671.6 1,694.2 1,716.0 1,717.9 1,698.6
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Month  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 2020 Y/Y
 Jan 1,693.1 1,684.2 1,693.3 1,731.7 1,767.2 1,780.4 1,758.3 1,727.0 1,744.2 1,747.1 1,713.9 1,736.2 1,786.7 1,778.4 1,811.7 1,802.9 1,834.2 1,857.1
 Feb 1,692.4 1,683.5 1,695.7 1,735.9 1,768.7 1,780.6 1,753.5 1,728.3 1,745.0 1,744.5 1,711.4 1,741.5 1,787.7 1,781.1 1,813.5 1,805.3 1,832.4 1,857.9
 Mar 1,691.7 1,683.1 1,698.5 1,739.6 1,769.7 1,780.2 1,749.2 1,730.7 1,745.4 1,740.8 1,710.4 1,746.7 1,787.7 1,784.1 1,814.2 1,808.6 1,831.1 1,865.2
 Apr 1,690.6 1,683.1 1,701.6 1,742.7 1,770.5 1,779.2 1,745.9 1,733.8 1,745.3 1,736.3 1,711.5 1,751.6 1,786.7 1,787.3 1,813.7 1,812.5 1,831.2 1,629.3
 May 1,689.0 1,683.7 1,704.9 1,745.2 1,771.3 1,777.9 1,743.5 1,737.3 1,744.8 1,731.6 1,713.8 1,756.3 1,784.7 1,790.6 1,812.3 1,816.5 1,832.9 1,606.7
 Jun 1,687.2 1,684.6 1,708.3 1,747.4 1,772.3 1,776.4 1,741.5 1,740.2 1,744.5 1,727.5 1,716.5 1,761.2 1,782.1 1,793.8 1,810.2 1,820.5 1,836.3 1,690.7
 Jul 1,685.8 1,685.7 1,711.3 1,749.7 1,773.5 1,774.9 1,739.7 1,742.1 1,744.8 1,724.8 1,718.7 1,766.0 1,779.3 1,796.8 1,807.9 1,824.7 1,841.1 1,706.2
 Aug 1,684.8 1,686.9 1,714.1 1,752.4 1,774.7 1,773.5 1,737.6 1,742.9 1,745.7 1,723.3 1,720.3 1,770.7 1,776.8 1,799.6 1,805.6 1,828.8 1,846.3 1,716.0
 Sep 1,684.5 1,688.0 1,716.8 1,755.6 1,776.1 1,771.7 1,735.0 1,742.9 1,746.9 1,722.5 1,722.2 1,775.1 1,774.9 1,802.2 1,803.6 1,832.3 1,851.0
 Oct 1,684.5 1,689.0 1,720.0 1,758.9 1,777.4 1,769.6 1,732.0 1,742.8 1,748.2 1,721.5 1,724.7 1,779.1 1,774.2 1,804.5 1,802.2 1,834.7 1,854.3
 Nov 1,684.6 1,690.0 1,723.6 1,762.3 1,778.7 1,766.7 1,729.1 1,742.9 1,748.9 1,719.6 1,728.3 1,782.5 1,774.7 1,806.9 1,801.5 1,835.8 1,854.5
 Dec 1,684.6 1,691.4 1,727.5 1,765.1 1,779.7 1,762.9 1,727.2 1,743.4 1,748.6 1,716.9 1,733.0 1,785.1 1,776.3 1,809.4 1,801.7 1,835.5 1,854.0
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