Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,692,700 jobs in Connecticut in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,836,683 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 45 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,692,700 -100 +3,200
CPS 1,836,683 +45 +8,434

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 1,717,100. Since then 24,400 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,596,800 in January 2010, Connecticut has gained 95,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,849,727 in February 2019. 13,044 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a June 2019 low of 1,836,638, Connecticut has added 45 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,692,700 -100 1,836,683 45
June 2019 1,692,800 -800 1,836,638 -2,630
May 2019 1,693,600 -1,900 1,839,268 -3,878
April 2019 1,695,500 500 1,843,146 -3,683
March 2019 1,695,000 300 1,846,829 -2,898
February 2019 1,694,700 400 1,849,727 19
January 2019 1,694,300 -2,500 1,849,708 2,395
December 2018 1,696,800 1,100 1,847,313 -680
November 2018 1,695,700 1,700 1,847,993 631
October 2018 1,694,000 3,600 1,847,362 5,043
September 2018 1,690,400 800 1,842,319 6,814
August 2018 1,689,600 100 1,835,505 7,256