Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,624,200 jobs in Connecticut in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,709,336 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 5,600 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,819 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,624,200 +5,600 +48,800
CPS 1,709,336 +11,819 +17,559

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 96,700 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,403,900 in April 2020, Connecticut has gained 220,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,855,727 in November 2019. 146,391 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a February 2021 low of 1,566,977, Connecticut has added 142,359 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,624,200 5,600 1,709,336 11,819
October 2021 1,618,600 7,100 1,697,517 8,740
September 2021 1,611,500 6,500 1,688,777 8,469
August 2021 1,605,000 3,000 1,680,308 3,195
July 2021 1,602,000 11,100 1,677,113 2,736
June 2021 1,590,900 1,500 1,674,377 58,021
May 2021 1,589,400 8,100 1,616,356 15,137
April 2021 1,581,300 1,200 1,601,219 14,683
March 2021 1,580,100 5,200 1,586,536 19,559
February 2021 1,574,900 3,100 1,566,977 -123,569
January 2021 1,571,800 1,000 1,690,546 -414
December 2020 1,570,800 -4,600 1,690,960 -817