Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,574,800 jobs in Connecticut in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,566,755 employed persons for the month. Connecticut added 3,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 123,791 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,574,800 +3,000 -121,500
CPS 1,566,755 -123,791 -279,463

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 146,100 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,403,900 in April 2020, Connecticut has gained 170,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,855,727 in November 2019. 288,972 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,574,800 3,000 1,566,755 -123,791
January 2021 1,571,800 1,000 1,690,546 -414
December 2020 1,570,800 -4,600 1,690,960 -817
November 2020 1,575,400 -2,300 1,691,777 -959
October 2020 1,577,700 8,500 1,692,736 1,290
September 2020 1,569,200 19,700 1,691,446 3,724
August 2020 1,549,500 24,500 1,687,722 5,857
July 2020 1,525,000 34,100 1,681,865 6,382
June 2020 1,490,900 53,400 1,675,483 4,353
May 2020 1,437,500 33,600 1,671,130 1,387
April 2020 1,403,900 -279,400 1,669,743 -172,457
March 2020 1,683,300 -13,000 1,842,200 -4,018