Department of Numbers

Connecticut Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Connecticut fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2020 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 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 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in March 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Connecticut unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.4
Connecticut 3.7% -0.1 -0.1

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 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Connecticut peaked in December 2010 at 177,917. There are now 105,644 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 69,612 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,661. Connecticut job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Connecticut 72,273 -6 -339

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Connecticut from 1990 to January 2020

Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployed
February 2020 3.5%
January 2020 3.6% 3.7% 72,273
December 2019 3.5% 3.8% 72,279
November 2019 3.5% 3.8% 72,373
October 2019 3.6% 3.8% 72,458
September 2019 3.5% 3.7% 72,097
August 2019 3.7% 3.7% 71,424
July 2019 3.7% 3.7% 70,575
June 2019 3.7% 3.7% 69,848
May 2019 3.6% 3.7% 69,612
April 2019 3.6% 3.7% 69,913
March 2019 3.8% 3.7% 70,618