Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,681,900 jobs in Connecticut in February 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,787,856 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 3,700 jobs in February 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,624 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,681,900 -3,700 +25,800
CPS 1,787,856 +3,624 +41,786

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 31,100 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,000 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 87,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut for February 2015 is at a new high of 1,787,856.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2015

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2015 1,681,900 -3,700 1,787,856 3,624
January 2015 1,685,600 7,500 1,784,232 4,729
December 2014 1,678,100 5,200 1,779,503 2,704
November 2014 1,672,900 2,900 1,776,799 3,200
October 2014 1,670,000 3,500 1,773,599 3,463
September 2014 1,666,500 800 1,770,136 3,415
August 2014 1,665,700 300 1,766,721 3,268
July 2014 1,665,400 500 1,763,453 3,124
June 2014 1,664,900 -800 1,760,329 3,132
May 2014 1,665,700 1,700 1,757,197 3,304
April 2014 1,664,000 4,400 1,753,893 3,691
March 2014 1,659,600 3,500 1,750,202 4,132