Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2018 to 4.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Connecticut peaked in November 2010 at 9.3% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in August 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Connecticut 4.5% -0.1 -0.4

Note: All comparisons are made with March data as April state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in December 2010 at 177,917. There are now 91,536 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 86,071 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 310. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 86,381 -527 -7,304

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to March 2018

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
April 2018 3.9%
March 2018 4.1% 4.5% 86,381
February 2018 4.1% 4.6% 86,908
January 2018 4.1% 4.5% 86,758
December 2017 4.1% 4.5% 86,384
November 2017 4.1% 4.5% 86,247
October 2017 4.1% 4.5% 86,071
September 2017 4.2% 4.5% 86,351
August 2017 4.4% 4.5% 87,032
July 2017 4.3% 4.6% 88,159
June 2017 4.3% 4.7% 89,614
May 2017 4.3% 4.7% 91,241