Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 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 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Connecticut 3.6% -0.1 -0.4

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

Unemployment Rate: Connecticut, National

Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 108,845 fewer people unemployed in the state. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 69,072 -1,761 -7,954

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
August 2019 3.7%
July 2019 3.7% 3.6% 69,072
June 2019 3.7% 3.7% 70,833
May 2019 3.6% 3.8% 71,675
April 2019 3.6% 3.8% 72,472
March 2019 3.8% 3.9% 74,085
February 2019 3.8% 3.8% 73,864
January 2019 4.0% 3.8% 73,854
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