Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,696,100 jobs in Connecticut in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,857,138 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 2,600 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,141 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,696,100 +2,600 +7,800
CPS 1,857,138 +3,141 +22,962

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 1,716,600. Since then 20,500 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,596,700 in January 2010, Connecticut has gained 99,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut for January 2020 is at a new high of 1,857,138.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 1,696,100 2,600 1,857,138 3,141
December 2019 1,693,500 1,000 1,853,997 -546
November 2019 1,692,500 2,500 1,854,543 248
October 2019 1,690,000 1,700 1,854,295 3,283
September 2019 1,688,300 3,000 1,851,012 4,749
August 2019 1,685,300 -1,400 1,846,263 5,157
July 2019 1,686,700 4,100 1,841,106 4,855
June 2019 1,682,600 -2,800 1,836,251 3,313
May 2019 1,685,400 -2,500 1,832,938 1,779
April 2019 1,687,900 1,300 1,831,159 41
March 2019 1,686,600 -900 1,831,118 -1,306
February 2019 1,687,500 -800 1,832,424 -1,752