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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 583,300 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 605,512 employed persons for the month. Hartford lost 1,200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 731 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 583,300 -1,200 -1,100
CPS 605,512 +731 -1,558

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 3,200 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 582,100 in February 2019, Hartford has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 607,935 for Hartford in February 2019. 2,423 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey. From a July 2019 low of 603,798, Hartford has added 1,714 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 583,300 -1,200 605,512 731
September 2019 584,500 1,200 604,781 661
August 2019 583,300 400 604,120 322
July 2019 582,900 -800 603,798 -329
June 2019 583,700 -1,100 604,127 -935
May 2019 584,800 2,300 605,062 -1,224
April 2019 582,500 400 606,286 -1,051
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