Connecticut Job Growth
There were 1,574,800 jobs in Connecticut in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,566,755 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 3,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 123,791 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.
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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 1,720,900. Since then 146,100 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,403,900 in April 2020, Connecticut has gained 170,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,855,727 in November 2019. 288,972 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Connecticut Employment History