Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut rose 2.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 8.2%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Connecticut peaked in July 2020 at 10.2% and is now 2.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.1% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.1 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Connecticut 8.2% +2.1 +4.4

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 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in July 2020 at 194,294. There are now 39,667 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 112,748 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 41,879. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 154,627 +41,879 +82,254

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to November 2020

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 8.2% 154,627
October 2020 6.9% 6.1% 112,748
September 2020 7.8% 7.7% 146,371
August 2020 8.4% 8.1% 150,815
July 2020 10.2% 10.2% 194,294
June 2020 11.1% 10.1% 189,064
May 2020 13.3% 9.6% 170,307
April 2020 14.8% 8.3% 147,338
March 2020 4.4% 3.4% 65,620
February 2020 3.5% 3.8% 72,581
January 2020 3.5% 3.7% 72,224