Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2014 to 7.0%. 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 9.5% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.0% in February 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
Connecticut 7.0% 0.0 -0.8

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in October 2010 at 181,295. There are now 50,740 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 130,159 in February 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 396. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 130,555 +396 -15,918

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to March 2014

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 7.0% 130,555
February 2014 6.7% 7.0% 130,159
January 2014 6.6% 7.2% 132,884
December 2013 6.7% 7.4% 136,413
November 2013 7.0% 7.5% 138,671
October 2013 7.2% 7.6% 141,109
September 2013 7.2% 7.7% 143,524
August 2013 7.2% 7.8% 145,497
July 2013 7.3% 7.9% 146,396
June 2013 7.5% 7.9% 146,275
May 2013 7.5% 7.8% 145,857
April 2013 7.5% 7.8% 145,783
March 2013 7.5% 7.8% 146,473