Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 7.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Connecticut 4.0% -0.1 -1.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 141,973 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 71,177 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5,828. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 77,005 -697 -27,640

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 4.0% 77,005
August 2022 3.7% 4.1% 77,702
July 2022 3.5% 3.7% 71,177
June 2022 3.6% 4.0% 75,968
May 2022 3.6% 4.2% 78,655
April 2022 3.6% 4.4% 83,700
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