All six of Connecticut's Labor Market Areas showed employment gains in August, though Danbury had the smallest gain. The area added 400 jobs, about half a percent increase from last month. The year over year change for the Danbury Labor Market Area was a gain of 1300 jobs, a growth of 1.7 percent. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area led the state in August picking up 4600 positions since last month.
The August Private Sector work week in Connecticut averaged 33.7 hours, with average hourly earnings at $34.06. The Danbury Labor Market Area average weekly hours for the month worked out to 36.8. Average hourly earnings for the area in August was little more than $35. The Danbury area average weekly earnings according to the latest report from the state Department of Labor was 1-thousand-289 dollars.