Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut rose 0.1 percentage points in March 2017 to 4.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Connecticut peaked in October 2010 at 9.2% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in December 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.5% -0.2 -0.5
Connecticut 4.8% +0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in December 2010 at 177,173. There are now 85,401 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 82,098 in December 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 9,674. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 91,772 +2,368 -11,110

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to March 2017

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
March 2017 4.5% 4.8% 91,772
February 2017 4.7% 4.7% 89,404
January 2017 4.8% 4.5% 85,003
December 2016 4.7% 4.4% 82,098
November 2016 4.6% 4.5% 84,279
October 2016 4.8% 4.6% 86,887
September 2016 4.9% 4.8% 89,899
August 2016 4.9% 4.9% 93,100
July 2016 4.9% 5.1% 96,178
June 2016 4.9% 5.2% 98,761
May 2016 4.7% 5.3% 100,645
April 2016 5.0% 5.4% 101,950