Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,647,100 jobs in Connecticut in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,804,209 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 1,600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,980 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,647,100 +1,600 +47,300
CPS 1,804,209 +10,980 +79,972

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 73,800 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,409,600 in April 2020, Connecticut has gained 237,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,891,108 in November 2019. 86,899 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,694,407, Connecticut has added 109,802 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,647,100 1,600 1,804,209 10,980
March 2022 1,645,500 3,700 1,793,229 15,209
February 2022 1,641,800 5,400 1,778,020 9,543
January 2022 1,636,400 600 1,768,477 9,395
December 2021 1,635,800 -500 1,759,082 -584
November 2021 1,636,300 4,700 1,759,666 63
October 2021 1,631,600 8,700 1,759,603 5,197
September 2021 1,622,900 -1,800 1,754,406 5,742
August 2021 1,624,700 -1,900 1,748,664 6,452
July 2021 1,626,600 14,600 1,742,212 5,786
June 2021 1,612,000 5,700 1,736,426 6,187
May 2021 1,606,300 6,500 1,730,239 6,002