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

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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%

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