State of Connecticut

Demographic and Economic Statistics      
Employment Information      
Last Ten Calendar Years      
(Expressed in Thousands)      
  United States Labor Force Connecticut Labor Force
           
Year Civilian
Labor Force
Employed Unemployed Unemployment
Rate
Civilian
Labor Force
Employed Unemployed Unemployment
Rate
1999 139,368 133,488 5,880 4.2% 1,767 1,718 49 2.7%
2000 142,583 136,891 5,692 4.0% 1,785 1,743 42 2.3%
2001 143,734 136,933 6,801 4.7% 1,775 1,705 70 3.9%
2002 144,863 136,485 8,378 5.8% 1,802 1,712 90 5.0%
2003 146,510 137,736 8,774 6.0% 1,797 1,699 98 5.5%
2004 147,401 139,252 8,149 5.5% 1,793 1,711 82 4.6%
2005 149,321 141,730 7,591 5.1% 1,801 1,709 92 5.1%
2006 151,428 144,427 7,001 4.6% 1,835 1,760 75 4.1%
2007 153,283 146,140 7,143 4.7% 1,876 1,795 81 4.3%
2008 154,390 145,891 8,499 5.5% 1,886 1,785 102 5.4%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor