Department of Numbers

New Haven, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 282,300 jobs in New Haven, Connecticut in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 282,943 employed persons for the month. New Haven added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 84 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New Haven job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 282,300 +300 -12,700
CPS 282,943 +84 -37,834

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

New Haven, Connecticut Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for New Haven 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 New Haven, Connecticut

CES employment for New Haven peaked in November 2019 at 296,000. Since then 13,700 jobs have been lost in New Haven according to the employer survey. From a trough of 248,000 in April 2020, New Haven has gained 34,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 321,196 for New Haven in March 2020. 38,253 jobs have been lost in New Haven since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 280,261, New Haven has added 2,682 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

New Haven, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 282,300 300 282,943 84
January 2021 282,000 -600 282,859 -19,308
December 2020 282,600 800 302,167 324
November 2020 281,800 200 301,843 -2,698
October 2020 281,600 700 304,541 520
September 2020 280,900 1,800 304,021 3,906
August 2020 279,100 5,900 300,115 864
July 2020 273,200 6,500 299,251 2,593
June 2020 266,700 10,700 296,658 16,397
May 2020 256,000 8,000 280,261 -3,680
April 2020 248,000 -45,600 283,941 -37,255
March 2020 293,600 -1,400 321,196 419