Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,667,800 jobs in Connecticut in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,826,712 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 4,400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,115 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,667,800 +4,400 +44,900
CPS 1,826,712 -1,115 +72,306

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 53,100 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,409,600 in April 2020, Connecticut has gained 258,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,891,108 in November 2019. 64,396 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 132,305 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 1,667,800 4,400 1,826,712 -1,115
August 2022 1,663,400 2,400 1,827,827 -977
July 2022 1,661,000 8,700 1,828,804 3,471
June 2022 1,652,300 3,000 1,825,333 8,909
May 2022 1,649,300 2,400 1,816,424 12,224
April 2022 1,646,900 1,400 1,804,200 10,971
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