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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 549,500 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 527,325 employed persons for the month. Hartford lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 21 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 549,500 -200 -40,200
CPS 527,325 +21 -83,639

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 January 2020 at 591,900. Since then 42,400 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 497,500 in April 2020, Hartford has gained 52,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 612,029 for Hartford in March 2020. 84,704 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 527,304, Hartford has added 21 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 549,500 -200 527,325 21
January 2021 549,700 600 527,304 -52,526
December 2020 549,100 -300 579,830 573
November 2020 549,400 900 579,257 1,278
October 2020 548,500 1,600 577,979 -5,672
September 2020 546,900 5,400 583,651 12,095
August 2020 541,500 8,000 571,556 1,485
July 2020 533,500 11,600 570,071 5,365
June 2020 521,900 16,300 564,706 22,426
May 2020 505,600 8,100 542,280 -8,285
April 2020 497,500 -87,800 550,565 -61,464
March 2020 585,300 -4,400 612,029 1,065