Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2018 to 4.3%. 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 5.0 percentage points lower. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
Connecticut 4.3% -0.1 -0.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 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 97,019 fewer people unemployed in the state. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 80,898 -1,852 -6,134

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
September 2018 3.7%
August 2018 3.9% 4.3% 80,898
July 2018 3.9% 4.4% 82,750
June 2018 4.0% 4.4% 83,943
May 2018 3.8% 4.5% 84,893
April 2018 3.9% 4.5% 85,750
March 2018 4.1% 4.5% 86,339
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