Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,688,100 jobs in Connecticut in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,794,011 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 1,400 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,531 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,688,100 -1,400 +13,900
CPS 1,794,011 -1,531 +7,765

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 1,713,300. Since then 25,200 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,200 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 93,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,795,542 in April 2016. 1,531 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2016

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2016 1,688,100 -1,400 1,794,011 -1,531
April 2016 1,689,500 3,200 1,795,542 1,156
March 2016 1,686,300 1,000 1,794,386 2,751
February 2016 1,685,300 4,100 1,791,635 3,121
January 2016 1,681,200 1,200 1,788,514 5,395
December 2015 1,680,000 1,500 1,783,119 168
November 2015 1,678,500 5,300 1,782,951 -1
October 2015 1,673,200 1,000 1,782,952 -156
September 2015 1,672,200 0 1,783,108 -430
August 2015 1,672,200 -600 1,783,538 -742
July 2015 1,672,800 -2,700 1,784,280 -993
June 2015 1,675,500 1,300 1,785,273 -973