Connecticut Employment Statistics

  • 120,729 employers
  • 1,673,861 employees
  • $1,303 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 18.3% above the national average
  • The cost of living is 28.8% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Connecticut Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 8,735 more businesses
  • 58,505 more employees
  • 3.6% increase in total wages
  • $9,970 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 17.3% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Connecticut Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Fairfield County Connecticut, 34,765
County with the Most Employees: Hartford County Connecticut, 440,466
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Fairfield County Connecticut, $1,679
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Windham County Connecticut, 5.0%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Connecticut, see: Connecticut Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Connecticut see:Connecticut Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 1,836,683 employed workers
  • 69,072 unemployed workers
  • 3.6% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Connecticut, see: Connecticut Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 122,411 employers, up 2.2% from 119,724
  • 1,646,879 employees, down 0.0% from 1,646,447
  • $1,487 average weekly wage, up 2.3% from $1,453
  • The average weekly wage is 25.6% above the national average
  • The cost of living is 28.8% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Connecticut, see: Connecticut Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.