Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,700,700 jobs in Connecticut in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,794,559 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 300 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,700,700 +300 +22,600
CPS 1,794,559 -2,102 +15,056

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 12,300 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,000 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 106,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,809,191 in June 2015. 14,632 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 1,700,700 300 1,794,559 -2,102
November 2015 1,700,400 5,800 1,796,661 -2,297
October 2015 1,694,600 -1,700 1,798,958 -1,589
September 2015 1,696,300 -4,800 1,800,547 -2,791
August 2015 1,701,100 5,400 1,803,338 -3,763
July 2015 1,695,700 3,800 1,807,101 -2,090
June 2015 1,691,900 600 1,809,191 2,544
May 2015 1,691,300 5,900 1,806,647 6,018
April 2015 1,685,400 -600 1,800,629 6,655
March 2015 1,686,000 3,300 1,793,974 5,953
February 2015 1,682,700 -2,900 1,788,021 3,789
January 2015 1,685,600 7,500 1,784,232 4,729