Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,690,000 jobs in Connecticut in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,818,350 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 2,000 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,896 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,690,000 -2,000 +7,800
CPS 1,818,350 -2,896 -13,811

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 23,300 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,200 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 95,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,832,273 in April 2017. 13,923 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 1,690,000 -2,000 1,818,350 -2,896
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
October 2017 1,679,600 -1,800 1,825,953 -484
September 2017 1,681,400 600 1,826,437 -862
August 2017 1,680,800 600 1,827,299 -1,520
July 2017 1,680,200 -3,700 1,828,819 -1,510
June 2017 1,683,900 4,700 1,830,329 -1,292
May 2017 1,679,200 800 1,831,621 -652
April 2017 1,678,400 -3,800 1,832,273 112