Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,701,900 jobs in Connecticut in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,829,258 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 1,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,838 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,701,900 +1,500 +22,300
CPS 1,829,258 +5,838 +3,305

Connecticut Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Connecticut as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Connecticut

CES employment peaked in March 2008 for Connecticut at 1,713,300. Since then 11,400 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,200 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 107,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,832,273 in April 2017. 3,015 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a June 2018 low of 1,812,585, Connecticut has added 16,673 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,701,900 1,500 1,829,258 5,838
September 2018 1,700,400 -1,400 1,823,420 5,047
August 2018 1,701,800 3,300 1,818,373 2,603
July 2018 1,698,500 500 1,815,770 3,185
June 2018 1,698,000 5,300 1,812,585 -1,032
May 2018 1,692,700 6,100 1,813,617 -1,583
April 2018 1,686,600 -1,900 1,815,200 -3,177
March 2018 1,688,500 -3,500 1,818,377 -2,869
February 2018 1,692,000 2,600 1,821,246 -1,930
January 2018 1,689,400 3,800 1,823,176 -2,991
December 2017 1,685,600 5,700 1,826,167 163
November 2017 1,679,900 300 1,826,004 51