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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: April 19, 2019
March 2019 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,903,800 1,824,100 79,700 4.2%
Bridgeport-Stamford 463,148 443,955 19,193 4.1%
Danbury 106,393 102,475 3,918 3.7%
Enfield 50,970 48,934 2,036 4.0%
Hartford 628,363 602,144 26,219 4.2%
New Haven 327,669 313,260 13,082 4.0%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 126,197 121,018 5,179 4.1%
Torrington-Northwest 46,600 44,473 2,127 4.6%
Waterbury 112,725 106,826 5,899 5.2%
Danielson-Northeast 43,039 41,011 2,028 4.7%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 141,840 136,036 5,804 4.1%
Westerly, RI 15,643 15,018 625 4.0%
UNITED STATES 162,823,000 156,441,000 6,382,000 3.9%
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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