Total Labor Force (2018)

1,921,236

Total Population

3,572,665

Population Rank Among States

29th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$23,135

Rank Among States

3rd

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.1%

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Connecticut Department of Labor

Official State Workforce Agency

CTHires

Official State Job Bank

WIOA Funding

Total funding received by Connecticut under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Colleges and universities

Connecticut's Colleges and Universities

Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Connecticut National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.1%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.5%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.1%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
31.9%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
66.1%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (5.1% Connecticut | 12.0% National)
Web Designer 5.1%
12%
High school (24.5% Connecticut | 27.1% National)
24.5%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (23.3% Connecticut | 28.9% National)
23.3%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (46.8% Connecticut | 32.0% National)
46.8%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Connecticut's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

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Connecticut Department of Labor


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You can learn about Transition Supports and Services for Students with Complex Support Needs at this link shared by the State Department of Education. #NDEAM75
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Our contact center has new hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM & Saturday: 8AM – 3PM. #'s: 860-967-0493, 203-941-6868 & 800-956-3294. For help (or to submit a help request) click Ask DOL on the bottom of the screen Rightwards arrow https://t.co/yRrZFd8pHc https://t.co/jZHCkM6mn3 CTDOL photo

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Capital Workforce Development Board


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Visit Capital Workforce Partners to view Career Opportunities!
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Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board


Thank you to @WorkforceInvest for recognizing EWIB's MPI with the Chairman's Award for Outstanding Partnership. US @RepJoeCourtney (CT 2nd Dist), and EWIB Chairman Chris Jewell accepted the award on our behalf during a virtual ceremony on 6/29. https://t.co/Fwr3zhdI1g

Virtual Hiring Event with American Job Centers of Eastern CT on Wednesday Sept. 30, 10am-2pm!
To register call 860-848-5240 or email aroy @tvcca.org
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We would like to thank the @PeoplesUnited, @ChelseaGroton, @cfectnews, @ChamberECT, @dimebankct, @CharterOakFCU, Eastern CT Savings Bank & @pfizer Foundations for helping to fund the Summer Youth Employment Program through their grants this year! https://t.co/o75L8COLxn ect_ewib photo

EB's Quonset Point Facility is hiring Welders & Shipfitters! There will be a recruiting event at the New England Institute of Technology's East Greenwich Campus in RI. If you've applied to the MPI and have passed the assessment, this would be a great addition to your resume. https://t.co/pItzuVdYte
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GD Electric Boat @GDElectricBoat
Interested in a career in welding or shipfitting? We will train you!

Electric Boat is holding a recruiting job fair for welders and shipfitters on 9/12 at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI. Hope to see you there!

Questions? Call 401-268-2400. https://t.co/yDBAxMmROx

Interested in free and flexible access to online manufacturing training? 180 Skills offers industry-aligned courses focused on advanced manufacturing skills and general employability concepts. Go to https://t.co/SIdAlGaV3Q & click on the 180 Skills button at the top of our page! https://t.co/2fB6uPUk9b ect_ewib photo

The American Job Centers of Eastern CT will be running a Virtual Hiring Event next Wednesday, Sept. 9. Check out the flyer below for more information: https://t.co/9coQ36NVZp ect_ewib photo

Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board


180 Skills provides training in various industries, including Manufacturing! If you've lost your job to COVID-19, consider upskilling or changing career paths. Get more information and enroll here https://t.co/yKi6gNH42s https://t.co/5QNOx3Y8W1 NRWIB photo

Bayer in Waterbury is hiring a Area Sales Manager (Pest Management). For more information about this career, click here https://t.co/WhO5K3NSF4

NRWIB is receiving $289,191 to partner with a local utility services companies and provide job training and $1,689,624 to provide supportive services to all WDB program participants across the state. Read more here https://t.co/nkYIZXCyHg

TDBank in Middlebury is hiring a P/T teller! 🏦 🏧 💵 VETS are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here https://t.co/TUpzQr4Vt9

Genesis HealthCare is hiring a P/T Maintenance Worker in Naugatuck! This is at Glendale Center in Naugatuck. Read more details of the job here https://t.co/Lckb44ZYNF

If you've been laid off from your job, you qualify for #freetraining and job placement services! Contact your local American Job Center for more information or to see if you qualify. If you have a #CTHIRES account, check your 'My Benefits' tab to sign up. https://t.co/71ok8GxbIX NRWIB photo

South Central Workforce Investment Board (Workforce Alliance)


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Essential businesses are hiring. Recently added: Vanessa Research & Kitchen Brains manufacturing. See opportunities here: https://t.co/B3A9iW6ebA https://t.co/Wrim5IU3SK WorkforceAllCT photo

If you are not working or not working enough due to the economic impact of COVID-19, sign up for on-the-job training or paid work experience by visiting: https://t.co/ISUK6l8Whi https://t.co/pr8BPhdPuU WorkforceAllCT photo

Help us to shape employment & training programs for the next 5 years! A draft of our proposed plan for South Central CT is now posted on our website at:
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You have until 3 PM Sept. 25 to send comments to creardon @workforcealliance.biz. https://t.co/j36WZ4CVUc
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The Workplace Inc.


It's #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth Employers are encouraged to hire people with disabilities to join their workforce. https://t.co/9HxcTkwsaQ
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CT Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden @TreasurerWooden
Together, we can take steps to ensure that the estimated 61M people living with disabilities in America are no longer underrepresented in Corporate America. Today, I was glad to join @DisabilityIN to discuss workplace disability inclusion. #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth https://t.co/d7QPu5jWOr

#Manufacturing is ever growing in Connecticut. At The WorkPlace, we offer training in manufacturing, at no cost to you. After completion, we assist you in getting a job. Call us today at 203-610-8500 to learn more & how you can qualify in joining our programs. #manufacturingjobs https://t.co/RUkxdtQ0PB
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CBIA @CBIANews
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Our #CareerHub hosted an info session about training and job opportunities for young adults (16-24 years old) in our local region. If you missed the FB LIVE session today, click on the link and watch the video, https://t.co/bNWjFSnkxd

Exploring Social Security Webinar. Today at 5pm https://t.co/2v7H8UJJoZ
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Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce @GreaterNorwalk
🟢 #Tomorrow at 5p - Exploring Social Security #Webinar with Jimmy Booth (Hudson Financial Group) 🟢
RSVP james.booth @hudsonfg.com

Items of discussion will include:

- How Social Security works
- What you should know
- Different claiming strategies
- Issues around the program https://t.co/c38BFpbGtH

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