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Labor Market Information - Most Recent Labor Force Data for the State of Connecticut & United States
  Labor Force Data for the State of Connecticut & United States (LAUS) Last Updated: July 17, 2020
NOTE: Connecticut's official unemployment rate for June produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics program (LAUS) continues to be impacted by pandemic-related survey data problems. Data collection and misclassification issues in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, the foundation of the state's residential labor force statistics, caused residential unemployment to be significantly underestimated. Connecticut's official unemployment rate is not accurate (see below). The Bureau of Labor Statistics is actively working to overcome this problem as quickly as possible.
June 2020 - Current Monthly Data (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,887,900 1,699,400 188,500 10.0%
UNITED STATES 160,883,000 142,811,000 18,072,000 11.2%
June 2020 - Current Monthly Data (Seasonally Adjusted)
Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,869,800 1,686,600 183,200 9.8%
UNITED STATES 159,932,000 142,182,000 17,750,000 11.1%
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence. The LAUS program is a federal-state cooperative endeavor in which states develop state and sub-state data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A major source of labor force data estimates, the Current Population Survey (CPS) includes a sample of over 600 Connecticut households each month regarding the labor force status of their occupants.

Labor force measures are based on the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over. People with jobs are counted as employed. People who are jobless, looking for jobs, and available for work are regarded as unemployed, and people who are neither employed nor unemployed are considelightblue not in the labor force. The unemployment rate represents the percentage of the labor force that is unemployed. Annual average data is published after benchmark revisions are made.

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