Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,680,600 jobs in Connecticut in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,820,440 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 6,600 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 6,442 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,680,600 -6,600 +1,400
CPS 1,820,440 -6,442 +18,549

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 32,700 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,200 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 86,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,836,626 in July 2017. 16,186 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2017

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2017 1,680,600 -6,600 1,820,440 -6,442
September 2017 1,687,200 300 1,826,882 -4,149
August 2017 1,686,900 -4,200 1,831,031 -5,595
July 2017 1,691,100 -1,700 1,836,626 546
June 2017 1,692,800 5,600 1,836,080 2,098
May 2017 1,687,200 5,600 1,833,982 5,109
April 2017 1,681,600 -3,100 1,828,873 8,929
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