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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 557,400 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 570,114 employed persons for the month. Hartford lost 300 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,350 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 557,400 -300 +8,000
CPS 570,114 +9,350 +9,461

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 34,500 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 497,500 in April 2020, Hartford has gained 59,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 611,426 for Hartford in January 2020. 41,312 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey. From a February 2021 low of 516,824, Hartford has added 53,290 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 557,400 -300 570,114 9,350
October 2021 557,700 2,900 560,764 1,994
September 2021 554,800 4,200 558,770 10,456
August 2021 550,600 2,400 548,314 2,540
July 2021 548,200 1,400 545,774 2,916
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