Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2017 to 4.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 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 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in December 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Connecticut 4.5% -0.1 -0.1

Note: All comparisons are made with October data as November state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 91,526 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 82,098 in December 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,549. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 85,647 -1,453 -1,240

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
November 2017 4.1%
October 2017 4.1% 4.5% 85,647
September 2017 4.2% 4.6% 87,100
August 2017 4.4% 4.8% 92,184
July 2017 4.3% 5.0% 96,491
June 2017 4.4% 5.0% 97,043
May 2017 4.3% 4.9% 95,106
April 2017 4.4% 4.9% 93,646
March 2017 4.5% 4.8% 91,736
February 2017 4.7% 4.7% 89,404
January 2017 4.8% 4.5% 85,003
December 2016 4.7% 4.4% 82,098