Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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 7.0 percentage points lower. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Connecticut 4.4% -0.2 -2.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in May 2020 at 218,978. There are now 135,123 fewer people unemployed in the state. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 83,855 -2,202 -45,673

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to April 2022

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 4.4% 83,855
March 2022 3.6% 4.6% 86,057
February 2022 3.8% 4.9% 91,096
January 2022 4.0% 5.3% 98,820
December 2021 3.9% 5.1% 94,650
November 2021 4.2% 5.2% 96,593
October 2021 4.6% 5.4% 100,931
September 2021 4.7% 5.6% 104,645
August 2021 5.2% 6.1% 112,724
July 2021 5.4% 6.3% 117,718
June 2021 5.9% 6.7% 125,041