Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,678,000 jobs in Connecticut in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,814,687 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 1,700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,188 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,678,000 -1,700 -2,000
CPS 1,814,687 +4,188 +31,568

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 35,300 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,200 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 83,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut for December 2016 is at a new high of 1,814,687.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,678,000 -1,700 1,814,687 4,188
November 2016 1,679,700 1,900 1,810,499 4,672
October 2016 1,677,800 -5,800 1,805,827 4,827
September 2016 1,683,600 -6,600 1,801,000 4,726
August 2016 1,690,200 -300 1,796,274 4,181
July 2016 1,690,500 -800 1,792,093 1,990
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