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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: January 18, 2019
December 2018 - Current Monthly Data
Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
STATE OF CONNECTICUT 1,923,200 1,860,900 62,300 3.2%
Bridgeport-Stamford 470,637 455,457 15,180 3.2%
Danbury 109,415 106,470 2,945 2.7%
Enfield 51,111 49,503 1,608 3.1%
Hartford 631,356 610,817 20,539 3.3%
New Haven 328,590 318,248 10,342 3.1%
* Norwich-New London-Westerly CT 128,409 124,344 4,065 3.2%
Torrington-Northwest 47,621 46,105 1,516 3.2%
Waterbury 111,505 106,935 4,570 4.1%
Danielson-Northeast 44,539 43,008 1,531 3.4%
* Connecticut portion only. For whole Area, including Rhode Island towns, see below.
Norwich-New London-Westerly RI 144,629 139,917 4,712 3.3%
Westerly, RI 16,220 15,573 647 4.0%
UNITED STATES 162,510,000 156,481,000 6,029,000 3.7%
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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