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Labor Market Information - State of Connecticut Most Recent Labor Force Data by Labor Market Area (LMA)
  Current Labor Force Data for Labor Market Area (LMA) - State of Connecticut Last Updated: November 16, 2018
October 2018 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,914,800 1,841,400 73,500 3.8%
Bridgeport-Stamford 466,140 447,987 18,153 3.9%
Danbury 107,795 104,428 3,367 3.1%
Enfield 50,974 49,172 1,802 3.5%
Hartford 629,141 605,101 24,040 3.8%
New Haven 329,022 316,527 12,495 3.8%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 128,858 124,154 4,704 3.7%
Torrington-Northwest 47,202 45,567 1,635 3.5%
Waterbury 111,291 105,865 5,426 4.9%
Danielson-Northeast 44,416 42,566 1,850 4.2%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 144,796 139,643 5,153 3.6%
Westerly, RI 15,938 15,489 449 2.8%
UNITED STATES 162,723,000 156,952,000 5,771,000 3.5%
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 1,600 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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