Connecticut Job Growth
There were 1,701,900 jobs in Connecticut in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,829,258 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 1,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,838 (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 1,713,300. Since then 11,400 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,594,200 in February 2010, Connecticut has gained 107,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,832,273 in April 2017. 3,015 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a June 2018 low of 1,812,585, Connecticut has added 16,673 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Connecticut Employment History