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Last Updated: January 22, 2024  
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Taken together, this group of six economic indicators Detailed description of the workforce scorecard indicators and resulting score  presents an overall picture of the current conditions in the Connecticut labor market. Current levels and the change from the previous period, as well as the year-to-year changes in the number of Nonfarm EmploymentResidents Employed and Residents Unemployed, the Unemployment Rate, the size of the Labor Force, and the Average Weekly Initial Claims - the number of those filing initial, new and additional, claims for unemployment. All workforce sector indicators are seasonally adjusted figures.

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Month 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 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 1,672.7 1,601.0 1,626.5 1,642.4 1,653.7 1,665.7 1,683.9 1,687.2 1,697.5 1,696.2 1,695.9 1,699.3 1,583.8 1,646.5 1,681.9
 Feb 1,665.7 1,601.8 1,629.8 1,647.3 1,652.2 1,662.2 1,681.3 1,690.7 1,695.7 1,697.9 1,696.2 1,697.5 1,588.6 1,658.8 1,687.0
 Mar 1,655.1 1,603.7 1,628.3 1,650.2 1,657.4 1,665.6 1,681.6 1,696.0 1,696.3 1,696.5 1,695.8 1,683.9 1,598.1 1,665.9 1,685.3
 Apr 1,638.2 1,612.9 1,638.4 1,643.0 1,660.2 1,671.3 1,683.8 1,691.5 1,694.5 1,693.8 1,697.4 1,408.4 1,599.5 1,667.6 1,686.5
 May 1,639.6 1,621.8 1,634.3 1,644.5 1,659.8 1,672.2 1,688.3 1,692.8 1,697.0 1,698.3 1,697.5 1,440.9 1,607.8 1,666.6 1,691.8
 Jun 1,632.6 1,616.3 1,631.0 1,645.9 1,665.0 1,672.3 1,690.7 1,688.8 1,698.6 1,702.4 1,696.7 1,499.1 1,615.1 1,666.9 1,689.3
 Jul 1,624.2 1,621.7 1,637.9 1,646.5 1,668.9 1,675.1 1,685.9 1,694.0 1,696.8 1,700.4 1,697.1 1,531.8 1,628.6 1,670.8 1,691.2
 Aug 1,621.8 1,623.4 1,634.9 1,646.9 1,665.3 1,675.8 1,685.9 1,693.5 1,697.0 1,700.8 1,693.2 1,556.0 1,625.7 1,672.1 1,691.2
 Sep 1,622.8 1,622.1 1,638.1 1,651.0 1,663.1 1,676.8 1,687.9 1,693.1 1,696.6 1,700.5 1,696.6 1,577.4 1,627.5 1,673.4 1,695.0
 Oct 1,617.7 1,627.0 1,635.6 1,653.2 1,662.4 1,677.3 1,690.8 1,693.8 1,694.8 1,700.7 1,696.3 1,585.2 1,637.4 1,669.4 1,698.4
 Nov 1,617.4 1,625.4 1,635.9 1,653.4 1,664.1 1,680.0 1,691.8 1,693.3 1,695.0 1,699.4 1,696.6 1,585.1 1,641.2 1,674.6 1,698.3
 Dec 1,615.8 1,626.6 1,639.4 1,655.8 1,660.8 1,680.9 1,689.5 1,695.1 1,694.5 1,702.4 1,692.4 1,580.9 1,646.3 1,673.1 1,695.8
NOTE:  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.
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Month 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 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 1,751.3 1,712.6 1,736.0 1,752.2 1,712.0 1,738.3 1,788.4 1,787.0 1,836.3 1,828.3 1,862.8 1,869.4 1,688.9 1,862.0 1,837.5
 Feb 1,745.6 1,715.0 1,736.4 1,749.6 1,710.2 1,743.6 1,789.8 1,789.4 1,840.1 1,831.8 1,863.5 1,863.2 1,688.0 1,864.5 1,835.0
 Mar 1,741.2 1,718.4 1,736.7 1,745.6 1,709.8 1,748.7 1,790.3 1,792.1 1,842.9 1,836.7 1,864.1 1,856.4 1,688.7 1,866.0 1,830.4
 Apr 1,738.5 1,722.6 1,736.4 1,740.2 1,711.6 1,753.3 1,789.7 1,794.8 1,844.3 1,842.2 1,865.1 1,686.7 1,689.9 1,865.8 1,828.8
 May 1,736.6 1,727.4 1,736.1 1,734.4 1,714.8 1,757.7 1,788.3 1,797.5 1,844.5 1,846.9 1,866.6 1,687.1 1,691.5 1,863.6 1,826.5
 Jun 1,734.7 1,731.4 1,736.6 1,728.7 1,718.3 1,762.5 1,786.3 1,800.1 1,843.2 1,850.7 1,868.5 1,686.3 1,713.0 1,859.1 1,827.1
 Jul 1,732.3 1,734.1 1,738.6 1,723.9 1,721.1 1,767.4 1,784.1 1,802.7 1,840.9 1,853.6 1,870.2 1,690.4 1,732.9 1,852.5 1,827.9
 Aug 1,728.8 1,735.7 1,742.0 1,720.4 1,723.2 1,772.0 1,782.5 1,805.2 1,838.0 1,856.0 1,871.6 1,692.4 1,753.2 1,845.6 1,829.2
 Sep 1,724.3 1,736.1 1,746.3 1,718.2 1,725.0 1,776.0 1,781.6 1,807.6 1,835.0 1,857.9 1,873.2 1,695.7 1,773.1 1,840.2 1,832.3
 Oct 1,719.2 1,736.0 1,750.3 1,716.9 1,727.1 1,779.7 1,781.8 1,810.0 1,832.7 1,859.4 1,874.6 1,694.8 1,794.6 1,837.0 1,833.3
 Nov 1,714.7 1,735.8 1,752.7 1,715.8 1,729.9 1,783.1 1,783.0 1,812.7 1,831.4 1,860.8 1,875.0 1,693.2 1,816.5 1,837.1 1,832.2
 Dec 1,712.3 1,735.8 1,753.3 1,714.2 1,733.6 1,786.0 1,784.8 1,815.9 1,831.6 1,861.9 1,873.5 1,690.9 1,839.1 1,838.1 1,828.0
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Month 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 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 1,885.2 1,892.6 1,917.1 1,912.4 1,866.7 1,873.7 1,901.7 1,885.9 1,924.2 1,908.3 1,933.7 1,943.5 1,816.7 1,956.7 1,912.9
 Feb 1,885.0 1,897.3 1,915.8 1,908.6 1,864.3 1,876.4 1,901.7 1,886.9 1,927.4 1,910.7 1,933.3 1,937.9 1,813.9 1,953.7 1,910.8
 Mar 1,885.8 1,902.0 1,914.3 1,904.3 1,863.1 1,879.3 1,901.0 1,888.1 1,929.7 1,914.5 1,932.8 1,931.6 1,813.0 1,950.4 1,905.6
 Apr 1,887.5 1,906.6 1,912.5 1,899.2 1,863.9 1,882.0 1,899.2 1,889.3 1,930.6 1,918.6 1,932.9 1,837.4 1,814.5 1,947.7 1,901.4
 May 1,889.3 1,910.8 1,911.1 1,893.6 1,866.2 1,884.8 1,896.4 1,890.7 1,930.1 1,922.2 1,933.9 1,911.2 1,812.9 1,943.4 1,897.6
 Jun 1,891.0 1,914.1 1,910.7 1,888.0 1,868.8 1,887.9 1,892.8 1,892.1 1,928.2 1,924.9 1,936.0 1,904.3 1,835.1 1,937.0 1,897.3
 Jul 1,891.9 1,916.5 1,911.5 1,882.6 1,870.8 1,891.5 1,889.1 1,893.5 1,925.5 1,926.8 1,938.6 1,912.5 1,851.1 1,928.7 1,896.8
 Aug 1,891.8 1,918.2 1,913.4 1,878.2 1,871.3 1,894.8 1,886.2 1,895.0 1,922.2 1,928.5 1,941.3 1,871.2 1,868.1 1,919.9 1,896.5
 Sep 1,890.6 1,919.3 1,915.5 1,875.2 1,870.8 1,897.5 1,884.3 1,896.7 1,918.8 1,930.0 1,943.9 1,859.3 1,883.3 1,916.1 1,897.8
 Oct 1,888.8 1,919.6 1,917.1 1,873.2 1,870.1 1,899.4 1,883.6 1,898.6 1,915.9 1,931.4 1,946.1 1,839.3 1,901.3 1,913.8 1,899.0
 Nov 1,887.9 1,919.4 1,917.1 1,871.5 1,870.3 1,900.5 1,884.0 1,900.8 1,913.9 1,932.6 1,947.5 1,830.2 1,918.3 1,913.7 1,900.1
 Dec 1,889.1 1,918.4 1,915.3 1,869.4 1,871.5 1,901.2 1,884.9 1,903.6 1,913.2 1,933.4 1,946.8 1,824.4 1,937.4 1,914.3 1,900.0
NOTE:  The preliminary estimates of nonfarm employment for December, and the revisions to the estimates for November, reflect changes made in estimation procedures. The changes include the introduction of new top-level sample-based figures into the development of the estimates. In addition, new procedures have been implemented that discount historical month-to-month employment movements and reduce the number of sample responses treated as non-representative. These new procedures are designed to bring the aggregate employment change for all states into closer alignment with the change in national employment reflected in the estimates produced and published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result of the changes made, at this point in time the November and December 2008 estimates are not totally comparable to previous months' data. This will be resolved with the release of revised (benchmarked) numbers for 2007 and 2008 that will be published in March.
NOTE:  Labor force estimates are a measure of the work status of people who live in Connecticut. Prepared under the direction of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the statewide estimates are the product of a signal-plus noise model, which uses results from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly survey of Connecticut households, counts of claimants for unemployment benefits, and establishment employment estimates. Beginning with the publication of January 2005 data, an improved methodology is being used to develop labor force estimates, by which monthly state model-based employment and unemployment estimates are controlled to add to the national CPS levels. This will ensure that national economic events are reflected in the state estimates, and it will significantly reduce end-of-year revisions. (For more information, please see the Connecticut Economic Digest, December 2004 issue.) Labor force data, reflecting persons employed by place of residence, are not directly comparable to the place-of-work industry employment series. In the labor force estimates, workers involved in labor disputes are counted as employed. The labor force data also includes agricultural workers, unpaid family workers, domestics and the self-employed. Because of these conceptual differences, total labor force employment is almost always different from nonfarm wage and salary employment.
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Month 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 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 6.9 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.2 7.2 6.1 5.5 4.9 4.5 3.7 3.8 7.0 4.8 3.9
 Feb 7.1 9.0 9.2 8.2 8.1 7.0 6.0 5.5 4.9 4.1 3.6 3.9 6.9 4.6 4.0
 Mar 7.3 9.1 9.2 8.3 8.1 6.9 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.1 3.6 3.9 6.9 4.3 3.9
 Apr 7.5 9.1 9.1 8.3 8.0 6.8 5.8 5.3 4.8 4.0 3.5 8.2 6.9 4.2 3.8
 May 7.7 9.1 9.0 8.4 7.9 6.7 5.7 5.3 4.7 3.9 3.5 11.7 6.7 4.1 3.7
 Jun 7.9 9.1 8.9 8.5 7.9 6.6 5.7 5.2 4.7 3.9 3.5 11.4 6.7 4.0 3.7
 Jul 8.1 9.1 8.8 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.6 5.1 4.6 3.8 3.5 11.6 6.4 4.0 3.6
 Aug 8.2 9.1 8.7 8.5 7.8 6.5 5.6 5.0 4.5 3.8 3.6 9.6 6.2 3.9 3.5
 Sep 8.4 9.2 8.6 8.4 7.7 6.4 5.6 5.0 4.5 3.7 3.6 8.8 5.8 4.0 3.5
 Oct 8.5 9.2 8.5 8.4 7.5 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.5 3.7 3.7 7.9 5.6 4.0 3.5
 Nov 8.7 9.3 8.4 8.3 7.4 6.3 5.6 4.9 4.5 3.7 3.7 7.5 5.3 4.0 3.6
 Dec 8.8 9.3 8.3 8.2 7.3 6.2 5.6 4.9 4.5 3.7 3.8 7.3 5.1 4.0 3.8
NOTE:  The unemployment rate represents the number unemployed as a percent of the civilian labor force. 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 week. Persons waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not be looking for work to be classified.
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Month 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 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 133,800 180,000 181,100 160,200 154,700 135,400 113,300 98,900 87,900 80,000 70,800 74,100 127,800 94,600 75,400
 Feb 139,500 182,300 179,400 159,000 154,100 132,900 111,900 97,500 87,300 78,900 69,800 74,800 125,900 89,200 75,700
 Mar 144,600 183,600 177,600 158,700 153,300 130,600 110,700 96,000 86,800 77,700 68,700 75,200 124,400 84,500 75,300
 Apr 149,000 184,000 176,100 159,000 152,300 128,700 109,400 94,500 86,200 76,500 67,700 150,700 124,600 81,900 72,600
 May 152,800 183,500 175,000 159,300 151,400 127,000 108,000 93,200 85,600 75,300 67,300 224,100 121,400 79,800 71,100
 Jun 156,300 182,700 174,100 159,300 150,600 125,500 106,500 92,000 85,000 74,200 67,500 218,000 122,100 78,000 70,100
 Jul 159,600 182,300 173,000 158,700 149,700 124,100 105,000 90,900 84,600 73,200 68,400 222,200 118,200 76,200 68,900
 Aug 162,900 182,600 171,400 157,800 148,200 122,800 103,700 89,800 84,200 72,500 69,700 178,800 115,000 74,200 67,300
 Sep 166,300 183,200 169,300 157,000 145,800 121,500 102,700 89,000 83,700 72,100 70,700 163,700 110,200 75,900 65,500
 Oct 169,700 183,700 166,800 156,300 143,000 119,700 101,800 88,600 83,100 72,000 71,600 144,600 106,800 76,800 65,700
 Nov 173,200 183,600 164,300 155,700 140,400 117,500 101,000 88,100 82,500 71,900 72,500 137,000 101,900 76,600 67,800
 Dec 176,800 182,600 162,000 155,200 137,900 115,200 100,100 87,700 81,600 71,500 73,300 133,500 98,300 76,200 72,000
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Month 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 2021 Y/Y 2022 Y/Y 2023 Y/Y 2024 Y/Y
 Jan 5,256 6,290 5,423 5,402 5,054 4,733 4,228 3,833 3,891 3,671 3,464 3,400 13,241 4,832 3,819
 Feb 5,508 6,157 5,385 5,328 5,077 4,649 4,232 3,803 3,855 3,696 3,384 3,394 13,587 4,478 3,872
 Mar 5,752 6,057 5,314 5,322 5,045 4,623 4,215 3,774 3,911 3,664 3,324 4,739 12,669 4,029 3,926
 Apr 5,941 5,941 5,303 5,288 5,049 4,581 4,180 3,767 3,878 3,663 3,397 8,476 9,060 3,790 3,954
 May 6,089 5,848 5,303 5,259 5,032 4,553 4,156 3,783 3,878 3,613 3,384 10,120 7,758 3,442 4,095
 Jun 6,251 5,738 5,277 5,286 4,970 4,547 4,144 3,832 3,825 3,554 3,439 10,757 7,189 3,198 4,549
 Jul 6,411 5,629 5,254 5,264 5,002 4,464 4,110 3,827 3,834 3,522 3,400 11,406 6,614 3,709 4,274
 Aug 6,464 5,606 5,167 5,254 4,982 4,433 4,103 3,827 3,808 3,487 3,404 11,807 6,289 3,851 4,092
 Sep 6,508 5,556 5,212 5,174 4,962 4,409 4,077 3,839 3,806 3,438 3,412 12,047 6,076 3,872 4,054
 Oct 6,516 5,537 5,188 5,158 4,953 4,362 4,052 3,853 3,778 3,410 3,411 12,277 5,848 3,870 4,043
 Nov 6,480 5,478 5,445 5,073 4,765 4,347 3,991 3,865 3,773 3,400 3,396 12,548 5,572 3,875 4,033
 Dec 6,414 5,414 5,450 5,081 4,792 4,290 3,910 3,879 3,716 3,515 3,443 12,728 5,267 3,894 4,009
NOTE:  Average weekly initial claims are calculated by dividing the total number of new claims for unemployment insurance received in the month by the number of weeks in the month. A minor change in methodology took effect with data published in the March 1997 issue of the DIGEST. Data have been revised back to January 1980.
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