Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,665,300 jobs in Connecticut in August 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,746,957 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,355 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,665,300 -3,600 +5,600
CPS 1,746,957 -2,355 +35,626

Connecticut Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Connecticut as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Connecticut

CES employment peaked in March 2008 for Connecticut at 1,713,000. Since then 47,700 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,593,900 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 71,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,771,718 in March 2008. 24,761 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a November 2013 low of 1,709,188, Connecticut has added 37,769 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2014

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2014 1,665,300 -3,600 1,746,957 -2,355
July 2014 1,668,900 1,000 1,749,312 -3,677
June 2014 1,667,900 2,200 1,752,989 5,110
May 2014 1,665,700 6,000 1,747,879 7,731
April 2014 1,659,700 1,700 1,740,148 5,844
March 2014 1,658,000 4,000 1,734,304 6,577
February 2014 1,654,000 1,400 1,727,727 8,428
January 2014 1,652,600 -10,900 1,719,299 9,928
December 2013 1,663,500 2,100 1,709,371 183
November 2013 1,661,400 2,600 1,709,188 -327
October 2013 1,658,800 5,700 1,709,515 -620
September 2013 1,653,100 -6,600 1,710,135 -1,196
August 2013 1,659,700 -1,400 1,711,331 -1,999