Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2014 to 6.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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 3.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in September 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Connecticut 6.4% -0.1 -1.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 59,889 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 119,804 in September 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,602. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 121,406 -1,110 -15,007

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
January 2015 5.7%
December 2014 5.6% 6.4% 121,406
November 2014 5.8% 6.5% 122,516
October 2014 5.7% 6.4% 121,531
September 2014 5.9% 6.4% 119,804
August 2014 6.1% 6.6% 123,419
July 2014 6.2% 6.6% 122,819
June 2014 6.1% 6.7% 125,476
May 2014 6.3% 6.9% 129,737
April 2014 6.2% 6.9% 128,464
March 2014 6.6% 7.0% 130,504
February 2014 6.7% 7.0% 130,159