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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 571,900 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 593,370 employed persons for the month. Hartford lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,448 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 571,900 -200 +2,700
CPS 593,370 +1,448 +11,071

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Hartford, Connecticut Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hartford 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 for Hartford, Connecticut

CES employment for Hartford peaked in October 2016 at 576,300. Since then 4,400 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Hartford is at a new high of 593,370.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 571,900 -200 593,370 1,448
November 2016 572,100 -4,200 591,922 1,600
October 2016 576,300 900 590,322 1,858
September 2016 575,400 100 588,464 1,615
August 2016 575,300 400 586,849 1,071
July 2016 574,900 1,700 585,778 2,796
June 2016 573,200 -700 582,982 285
May 2016 573,900 0 582,697 -63
April 2016 573,900 2,400 582,760 -733
March 2016 571,500 900 583,493 -687
February 2016 570,600 -1,600 584,180 -195
January 2016 572,200 3,000 584,375 2,076