Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,687,100 jobs in Connecticut in November 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,776,115 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 4,600 jobs in November 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,395 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,687,100 +4,600 +25,700
CPS 1,776,115 +11,395 +66,927

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 25,900 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,593,900 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 93,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut for November 2014 is at a new high of 1,776,115.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2014

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2014 1,687,100 4,600 1,776,115 11,395
October 2014 1,682,500 4,300 1,764,720 8,924
September 2014 1,678,200 10,500 1,755,796 8,843
August 2014 1,667,700 -1,200 1,746,953 -2,359
July 2014 1,668,900 1,000 1,749,312 -3,677
June 2014 1,667,900 2,200 1,752,989 5,110
May 2014 1,665,700 6,000 1,747,879 7,731
April 2014 1,659,700 1,700 1,740,148 5,844
March 2014 1,658,000 4,000 1,734,304 6,577
February 2014 1,654,000 1,400 1,727,727 8,428
January 2014 1,652,600 -10,900 1,719,299 9,928
December 2013 1,663,500 2,100 1,709,371 183
November 2013 1,661,400 2,600 1,709,188 -327