Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 6.0%. The state unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Connecticut peaked in May 2020 at 11.4% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Connecticut 6.0% -0.4 -2.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in May 2020 at 215,410. There are now 105,549 fewer people unemployed in the state. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 109,861 -5,250 -41,890

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to November 2021

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
December 2021 3.9%
November 2021 4.2% 6.0% 109,861
October 2021 4.6% 6.4% 115,111
September 2021 4.7% 6.8% 123,353
August 2021 5.2% 7.2% 129,886
July 2021 5.4% 7.3% 132,133
June 2021 5.9% 7.7% 139,029
May 2021 5.8% 8.1% 142,782
April 2021 6.0% 8.1% 140,423
March 2021 6.0% 8.3% 143,026
February 2021 6.2% 8.5% 145,588
January 2021 6.4% 8.1% 149,181