Connecticut Job Growth
There were 1,698,700 jobs in Connecticut in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,833,315 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 3,700 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,002 (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 1,720,900. Since then 22,200 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,408,400 in April 2020, Connecticut has gained 290,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,875,035 in November 2019. 41,720 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 1,686,345, Connecticut has added 146,970 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Connecticut Employment History