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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 538,800 jobs in Hartford, Connecticut in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 569,844 employed persons for the month. Hartford added 12,300 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,138 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hartford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 538,800 +12,300 -45,900
CPS 569,844 +5,138 -35,647

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 February 2020 at 589,900. Since then 51,100 jobs have been lost in Hartford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 504,800 in April 2020, Hartford has gained 34,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 612,029 for Hartford in March 2020. 42,185 jobs have been lost in Hartford since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 542,280, Hartford has added 27,564 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Hartford, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 538,800 12,300 569,844 5,138
June 2020 526,500 12,500 564,706 22,426
May 2020 514,000 9,200 542,280 -8,285
April 2020 504,800 -78,300 550,565 -61,464
March 2020 583,100 -6,800 612,029 1,065
February 2020 589,900 1,800 610,964 568
January 2020 588,100 2,200 610,396 -1,007
December 2019 585,900 500 611,403 901
November 2019 585,400 800 610,502 1,111
October 2019 584,600 100 609,391 1,238
September 2019 584,500 700 608,153 1,338
August 2019 583,800 -900 606,815 1,324