Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,693,000 jobs in Connecticut in July 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,792,316 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 1,700 jobs in July 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,213 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,693,000 +1,700 +20,200
CPS 1,792,316 +2,213 +8,036

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 20,300 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,200 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 98,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,795,542 in April 2016. 3,226 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 1,790,103, Connecticut has added 2,213 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2016

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2016 1,693,000 1,700 1,792,316 2,213
June 2016 1,691,300 5,800 1,790,103 -3,492
May 2016 1,685,500 -4,000 1,793,595 -1,947
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