Total Labor Force (2018)


Total Population


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American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student


Rank Among States


U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)


State Workforce Board

Governor’s Workforce Council

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Connecticut Department of Labor

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WIOA Funding

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

Colleges and universities

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Labor Force Data

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

Connecticut National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
Year-over Average Wage Growth
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
Annual Labor Participation Rate

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%
High school (24.5% Connecticut | 27.1% National)
Some college/Associate Degree (23.3% Connecticut | 28.9% National)
Bachelor's degree or greater (46.8% Connecticut | 32.0% National)

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Connecticut's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

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Connecticut Department of Labor

. @NBCConnecticut . @ctnewsjunkie Timely article on fraud prevention. Claimants this is important info ➡️ CTDOL photo

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 CTDOL photo

What benefits do the CT Back To Work Initiative website offer to Employers? Watch today's #DOLDaily with Mark from CTDOL to learn more ---> Link to site: CTDOL photo

Connect-Ability has a large catalog of FREE online e-Learning modules to help you find a job and keep a job! Register here: #NDEAM75 CTDOL photo

What training opportunities are available on the CT Back to Work Initiative website? Watch today's #DOLDaily with Mark from CTDOL to learn more ---> Link to site: CTDOL photo

Capital Workforce Development Board

I just uploaded “HRA Summer Program Highlights” to #Vimeo:


Visit Capital Workforce Partners to view Career Opportunities!

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.

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
Here are links to great tips to best present yourself during a virtual interview:
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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! 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.
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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.

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 & click on the 180 Skills button at the top of our page! 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: 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 NRWIB photo

Bayer in Waterbury is hiring a Area Sales Manager (Pest Management). For more information about this career, click here

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

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

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

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. NRWIB photo

South Central Workforce Investment Board (Workforce Alliance)

What's new in job interviews? How can you make the best first impression? View our video and take the scare out of job interviews! WorkforceAllCT photo

Watch all of CPTV's "A Path Forward" short features including our own Project CEO graduate Singquel Short on @Connecticut Public
Project CEO provides job skills to ages 16-24 living in South Central CT.
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Essential businesses are hiring. Recently added: Vanessa Research & Kitchen Brains manufacturing. See opportunities here: 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: 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:
You have until 3 PM Sept. 25 to send comments to creardon
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The Workplace Inc.

It's #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth Employers are encouraged to hire people with disabilities to join their workforce.
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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

#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
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#Manufacturing leaders @ITDtech, @HABCOBiz, @StanleyBlkDeckr, RSCC Wire & Cable, @Pfizer reviewing the results of the 2020 #MadeinCT report. #RebuildCT

Job Tip of the Day - Showing you have the essential skills needed to be an effective communicator in different areas can help you land the job you’ve been eyeing—especially if it’s a remote position. #jobsearch #JobTip #jobsearchtips #findajob

Job Tip of the Day - The pandemic has turned the world of work upside down. The good news is there are steps to prove your worth, help you keep the job you have, & thrive even during difficult periods. #jobsearch #JobTip #jobsearchtips #findajob

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,

Exploring Social Security Webinar. Today at 5pm
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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

Items of discussion will include:

- How Social Security works
- What you should know
- Different claiming strategies
- Issues around the program

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