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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 569,500 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 597,980 employed persons for the month. Hartford lost 700 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 271 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 569,500 -700 +9,200
CPS 597,980 +271 +21,804

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 591,700. Since then 22,200 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 500,200 in April 2020, Hartford has gained 69,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 623,680 for Hartford in February 2020. 25,700 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 558,868, Hartford has added 39,112 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 569,500 -700 597,980 271
August 2022 570,200 500 597,709 1,015
July 2022 569,700 300 596,694 1,308
June 2022 569,400 1,400 595,386 3,142
May 2022 568,000 -600 592,244 2,859
April 2022 568,600 800 589,385 2,296
March 2022 567,800 2,400 587,089 4,159
February 2022 565,400 5,000 582,930 2,652
January 2022 560,400 -2,500 580,278 2,399
December 2021 562,900 -1,700 577,879 -196
November 2021 564,600 1,200 578,075 255
October 2021 563,400 3,100 577,820 1,644