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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 581,600 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 605,164 employed persons for the month. Hartford lost 2,300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,618 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 581,600 -2,300 +1,400
CPS 605,164 -1,618 +8,560

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Hartford, Connecticut Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hartford 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 for Hartford, Connecticut

CES employment for Hartford peaked in December 2018 at 586,500. Since then 4,900 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 610,543 for Hartford in December 2018. 5,379 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 581,600 -2,300 605,164 -1,618
January 2019 583,900 -2,600 606,782 -3,761
December 2018 586,500 600 610,543 1,447
November 2018 585,900 1,500 609,096 6,431
October 2018 584,400 1,100 602,665 2,414
September 2018 583,300 -600 600,251 2,156
August 2018 583,900 1,300 598,095 -530
July 2018 582,600 700 598,625 4,262
June 2018 581,900 900 594,363 144
May 2018 581,000 2,300 594,219 646
April 2018 578,700 -1,300 593,573 -2,313
March 2018 580,000 -200 595,886 -718