Department of Numbers

Connecticut Job Growth

There were 1,596,000 jobs in Connecticut in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,731,149 employed persons for the month. Connecticut lost 1,600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 4,203 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Connecticut job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,596,000 -1,600 -96,500
CPS 1,731,149 -4,203 -123,394

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 1,716,600. Since then 120,600 jobs have been lost in Connecticut according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,408,200 in April 2020, Connecticut has gained 187,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Connecticut reached a maximum of 1,865,216 in March 2020. 134,067 jobs have been lost in Connecticut since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,606,697, Connecticut has added 124,452 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,596,000 -1,600 1,731,149 -4,203
October 2020 1,597,600 11,500 1,735,352 -16,873
September 2020 1,586,100 18,000 1,752,225 36,637
August 2020 1,568,100 21,900 1,715,588 9,385
July 2020 1,546,200 32,300 1,706,203 15,456
June 2020 1,513,900 77,300 1,690,747 84,050
May 2020 1,436,600 28,400 1,606,697 -22,568
April 2020 1,408,200 -269,200 1,629,265 -235,951
March 2020 1,677,400 -22,100 1,865,216 7,344
February 2020 1,699,500 2,700 1,857,872 756
January 2020 1,696,800 3,300 1,857,116 3,119
December 2019 1,693,500 1,000 1,853,997 -546