This interactive graph shows the number of unemployed workers in Connecticut on the x axis compared with the size of the workforce on the y axis. The size and color of the markers change to show increases and decreases in the unemployment rate.
Connecticut's population and unemployment rate both hit a 10-year low in September, 2000, and the unemployment rate stayed below 6% as the state's population increased throughout the decade. However, following the credit crisis, the unemployment rate steadily rose beginning in late 2008/early 2009.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Connecticut peaked at 9.2% in March, 2010.