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.
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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
Connecticut Employment History