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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 547,600 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 545,708 employed persons for the month. Hartford added 800 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,850 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 547,600 +800 +14,100
CPS 545,708 +2,850 -13,378

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 44,300 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 497,500 in April 2020, Hartford has gained 50,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 611,426 for Hartford in January 2020. 65,718 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey. From a February 2021 low of 516,824, Hartford has added 28,884 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 547,600 800 545,708 2,850
June 2021 546,800 -1,400 542,858 13,038
May 2021 548,200 -100 529,820 2,713
April 2021 548,300 -100 527,107 9,091
March 2021 548,400 -300 518,016 1,192
February 2021 548,700 -1,000 516,824 -43,744
January 2021 549,700 600 560,568 12
December 2020 549,100 -300 560,556 -97
November 2020 549,400 900 560,653 -8
October 2020 548,500 1,600 560,661 376
September 2020 546,900 5,400 560,285 605
August 2020 541,500 8,000 559,680 594