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New Haven, Connecticut Job Growth

There were 288,200 jobs in New Haven, Connecticut in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 298,166 employed persons for the month. New Haven added 200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,142 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare New Haven job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 288,200 +200 +9,100
CPS 298,166 +1,142 -1,568

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 7,800 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 40,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 323,434 for New Haven in February 2020. 25,268 jobs have been lost in New Haven since then according to the household survey. From a February 2021 low of 278,576, New Haven has added 19,590 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

New Haven, Connecticut Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 288,200 200 298,166 1,142
July 2021 288,000 4,100 297,024 1,687
June 2021 283,900 -1,900 295,337 6,389
May 2021 285,800 1,800 288,948 5,194
April 2021 284,000 -3,400 283,754 725
March 2021 287,400 5,600 283,029 4,453
February 2021 281,800 -200 278,576 -21,977
January 2021 282,000 -600 300,553 38
December 2020 282,600 800 300,515 -35
November 2020 281,800 200 300,550 -60
October 2020 281,600 700 300,610 251
September 2020 280,900 1,800 300,359 625