Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2019 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Connecticut peaked in November 2010 at 9.3% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.0% +0.1 -0.1
Connecticut 3.8% 0.0 -0.8

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

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in December 2010 at 177,917. There are now 104,038 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 73,243 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 636. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 73,879 +463 -12,183

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to January 2019

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
February 2019 3.8%
January 2019 4.0% 3.8% 73,879
December 2018 3.9% 3.8% 73,416
November 2018 3.7% 3.8% 73,243
October 2018 3.8% 3.8% 73,303
September 2018 3.7% 3.9% 74,212
August 2018 3.8% 4.0% 75,503
July 2018 3.9% 4.0% 77,026
June 2018 4.0% 4.1% 78,632
May 2018 3.8% 4.2% 80,187
April 2018 3.9% 4.3% 81,806
March 2018 4.0% 4.4% 83,426