Connecticut Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Fairfield County Connecticut, 34,765
County with the Most Employees: Hartford County Connecticut, 440,466
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Fairfield County Connecticut, $1,679
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Windham County Connecticut, 5.0%



Fairfield County Connecticut

Total Businesses34,76529.6% of state total
Total Employment375,36425.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,679127.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services5,34015.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare64,36317.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households3,0538.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places26,7967.1% of county employees



Hartford County Connecticut

Total Businesses27,10123.1% of state total
Total Employment440,46630.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,27497.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services3,80814.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare78,18517.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1,7176.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places28,5026.5% of county employees



Litchfield County Connecticut

Total Businesses5,6734.8% of state total
Total Employment52,6203.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85965.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services88115.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare9,67718.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households4608.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,0897.8% of county employees



Middlesex County Connecticut

Total Businesses5,0034.3% of state total
Total Employment58,9634.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,01877.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services63712.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare12,44821.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3507.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,7068.0% of county employees



New Haven County Connecticut

Total Businesses23,46920.0% of state total
Total Employment316,65421.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,06380.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services3,75316.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare69,29621.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households1,8437.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places23,2067.3% of county employees



New London County Connecticut

Total Businesses7,0436.0% of state total
Total Employment93,4046.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,06481.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,04614.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare16,97518.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places5958.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9,98010.7% of county employees



Tolland County Connecticut

Total Businesses3,0182.6% of state total
Total Employment27,2801.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81161.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services38912.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare5,58020.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1886.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,94110.8% of county employees



Windham County Connecticut

Total Businesses2,6332.2% of state total
Total Employment32,0112.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81562.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services47718.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare6,80121.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households29011.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,8228.8% of county employees






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.