Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,696,000 jobs in Connecticut in July 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,807,200 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 4,100 jobs in July 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,991 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,696,000 +4,100 +30,600
CPS 1,807,200 -1,991 +43,747

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 17,000 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,000 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 102,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,809,191 in June 2015. 1,991 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2015

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2015 1,696,000 4,100 1,807,200 -1,991
June 2015 1,691,900 600 1,809,191 2,544
May 2015 1,691,300 5,900 1,806,647 6,018
April 2015 1,685,400 -600 1,800,629 6,655
March 2015 1,686,000 3,300 1,793,974 5,953
February 2015 1,682,700 -2,900 1,788,021 3,789
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