Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.3 percentage points in December 2016 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Connecticut peaked in October 2010 at 9.2% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% +0.1 -0.3
Connecticut 4.4% -0.3 -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 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in December 2010 at 177,173. There are now 93,719 fewer people unemployed in the state. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 83,454 -4,869 -18,626

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to December 2016

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
January 2017 4.8%
December 2016 4.7% 4.4% 83,454
November 2016 4.6% 4.7% 88,323
October 2016 4.8% 5.1% 97,805
September 2016 4.9% 5.4% 103,151
August 2016 4.9% 5.6% 106,128
July 2016 4.9% 5.7% 108,513
June 2016 4.9% 5.8% 110,500
May 2016 4.7% 5.7% 108,261
April 2016 5.0% 5.7% 109,390
March 2016 5.0% 5.7% 107,516
February 2016 4.9% 5.5% 104,511