Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2015 to 6.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 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 2.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in September 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% -0.2 -1.2
Connecticut 6.4% +0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in December 2010 at 177,173. There are now 55,190 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 119,677 in October 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,306. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 121,983 +1,744 -9,583

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to February 2015

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
February 2015 5.5% 6.4% 121,983
January 2015 5.7% 6.3% 120,239
December 2014 5.6% 6.3% 119,861
November 2014 5.8% 6.3% 119,687
October 2014 5.7% 6.3% 119,677
September 2014 5.9% 6.3% 119,760
August 2014 6.1% 6.4% 120,045
July 2014 6.2% 6.4% 120,853
June 2014 6.1% 6.5% 122,393
May 2014 6.3% 6.6% 124,612
April 2014 6.2% 6.8% 127,108
March 2014 6.6% 6.9% 129,495