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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 581,300 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 606,246 employed persons for the month. Hartford lost 800 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,091 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 581,300 -800 +2,600
CPS 606,246 -1,091 +11,391

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 5,200 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 607,935 for Hartford in February 2019. 1,689 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 581,300 -800 606,246 -1,091
March 2019 582,100 0 607,337 -598
February 2019 582,100 -1,800 607,935 107
January 2019 583,900 -2,600 607,828 760
December 2018 586,500 600 607,068 -215
November 2018 585,900 1,500 607,283 213
October 2018 584,400 1,100 607,070 1,646
September 2018 583,300 -600 605,424 2,232
August 2018 583,900 1,300 603,192 2,418
July 2018 582,600 700 600,774 2,329
June 2018 581,900 900 598,445 1,893
May 2018 581,000 2,300 596,552 1,697