Connecticut Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 150,940 employed workers
  • 1,715,951 unemployed workers
  • 8.1% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Connecticut is 1,566,600, which is 20,400 greater than last month, an increase of 1.32%. The total employment a year ago was 1,695,600, which is -129,000 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 7.61% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 1,546 from 1,546.

The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in Connecticut. There are 322,100 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 313,500 employees last month, an increase of 8,600 (2.74%). Last year the sector had 340,400 employees last year, a decrease of 18,300 (5.38%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 10.2% to this months' 8.1%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.6%, 4.5% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 1,866,891, which is 1.8% lower than last months 1,900,497 and is 1.8% lower than last months 1,907,301. The total number of unemployed in Connecticut is 1,715,951 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 1,706,203 and 1,839,207 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Connecticut:

Data Sources

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