Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,683,200 jobs in Connecticut in April 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,828,925 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 1,500 jobs in April 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,981 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,683,200 -1,500 +5,500
CPS 1,828,925 +8,981 +38,703

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 30,100 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,200 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 89,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut for April 2017 is at a new high of 1,828,925.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2017

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2017 1,683,200 -1,500 1,828,925 8,981
March 2017 1,684,700 600 1,819,944 7,962
February 2017 1,684,100 100 1,811,982 4,776
January 2017 1,684,000 6,500 1,807,206 3,098
December 2016 1,677,500 -700 1,804,108 901
November 2016 1,678,200 -1,000 1,803,207 1,316
October 2016 1,679,200 -2,200 1,801,891 1,664
September 2016 1,681,400 200 1,800,227 2,049
August 2016 1,681,200 600 1,798,178 2,244
July 2016 1,680,600 1,800 1,795,934 2,171
June 2016 1,678,800 1,500 1,793,763 1,921
May 2016 1,677,300 -400 1,791,842 1,620