Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,693,900 jobs in Connecticut in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,849,649 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 59 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,693,900 -400 +4,600
CPS 1,849,649 -59 +45,880

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 23,200 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,596,800 in January 2010, Connecticut has gained 97,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,849,708 in January 2019. 59 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 1,693,900 -400 1,849,649 -59
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
July 2018 1,689,500 1,300 1,828,249 6,903
June 2018 1,688,200 800 1,821,346 5,505
May 2018 1,687,400 3,700 1,815,841 4,811
April 2018 1,683,700 -2,400 1,811,030 4,138
March 2018 1,686,100 -3,200 1,806,892 3,123