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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 576,500 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 596,269 employed persons for the month. Hartford lost 1,500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,024 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 576,500 -1,500 +4,600
CPS 596,269 +2,024 +4,275

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 2018 at 578,000. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 600,618 for Hartford in July 2017. 4,349 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey. From a November 2017 low of 590,132, Hartford has added 6,137 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 576,500 -1,500 596,269 2,024
January 2018 578,000 1,500 594,245 3,356
December 2017 576,500 1,300 590,889 757
November 2017 575,200 400 590,132 -1,703
October 2017 574,800 2,300 591,835 -3,038
September 2017 572,500 1,000 594,873 -2,325
August 2017 571,500 700 597,198 -3,420
July 2017 570,800 -1,800 600,618 962
June 2017 572,600 1,500 599,656 697
May 2017 571,100 100 598,959 1,148
April 2017 571,000 -500 597,811 2,594
March 2017 571,500 -400 595,217 3,223