These Are The 10 Best Places Places In Connecticut To Get A Job

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by Chris Kolmar
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If you’re starting to look for a job in Connecticut, you’ve come to the right place.

You might think off the top of your head that Hartford would be an excellent place to find a job. And while the capital does offer many opportunities, it isn’t the best in the state according to the data.

Here at Zippia, we aim to answer questions like this using cold hard facts and analysis. So we set our sights on determining the best place in Connecticut to find a job.

After analyzing all 46 plus places in Connecticut, we came up with this list as the best places for jobs in the Constitution State:

  1. Weston
  2. Wilton
  3. Fairfield
  4. Oxford
  5. Madison
  6. Stamford
  7. Avon
  8. Norwalk
  9. Woodbury
  10. Shelton

So listen up Norwich as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Best Places For Jobs In Constitution State

We first researched detailed data on all places in Connecticut. However, in order to properly compare places in an apples-to-apples manner, we set a minimum population threshold of 5,000 people.

This left us with 46 places in Connecticut to analyze.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 46, with one being the best.

We took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place For Jobs In Connecticut”.

The criteria we looked at were:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Recent job growth
  • Future job growth
  • Median household income

Sources of criteria include the the BLS and Sperling’s Best Places.

If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart and a downloadable file of all the data.

Otherwise, learn how these cities moved up the career ladder.

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1. Weston

Weston - Best Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 10,203 Unemployment Rate: 3.90%
Recent Job Growth: 1.74%
Future Job Growth: 39.60%

2. Wilton

Wilton - Best Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 18,201 Unemployment Rate: 4.10%
Recent Job Growth: 1.74%
Future Job Growth: 39.40%

3. Fairfield

Fairfield - Best Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 59,562 Unemployment Rate: 5.00%
Recent Job Growth: 1.74%
Future Job Growth: 38.50%

4. Oxford

Oxford - Best Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 12,602 Unemployment Rate: 5.20%
Recent Job Growth: 1.73%
Future Job Growth: 38.30%

5. Madison

Madison - Best Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 18,264 Unemployment Rate: 4.60%
Recent Job Growth: 1.22%
Future Job Growth: 37.80%

6. Stamford

Stamford, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 122,878Unemployment Rate: 5.50%
Recent Job Growth: 1.74%
Future Job Growth: 38.00%

7. Avon

Avon - Best Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 18,049 Unemployment Rate: 4.10%
Recent Job Growth: 0.79%
Future Job Growth: 37.50%

8. Norwalk

Norwalk, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 85,853Unemployment Rate: 5.80%
Recent Job Growth: 1.74%
Future Job Growth: 37.70%

9. Woodbury

Woodbury - Best Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 9,925 Unemployment Rate: 4.90%
Recent Job Growth: 1.09%
Future Job Growth: 37.30%

10. Shelton

Shelton, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 39,641Unemployment Rate: 6.00%
Recent Job Growth: 1.74%
Future Job Growth: 37.50%

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Connecticut For Jobs

City Rank Population Unemployment Rate Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
Weston 1 10,203 3.90% 1.74% 39.60%
Wilton 2 18,201 4.10% 1.74% 39.40%
Fairfield 3 59,562 5.00% 1.74% 38.50%
Oxford 4 12,602 5.20% 1.73% 38.30%
Madison 5 18,264 4.60% 1.22% 37.80%
Stamford 6 122,878 5.50% 1.74% 38.00%
Avon 7 18,049 4.10% 0.79% 37.50%
Norwalk 8 85,853 5.80% 1.74% 37.70%
Woodbury 9 9,925 4.90% 1.09% 37.30%
Shelton 10 39,641 6.00% 1.74% 37.50%
Monroe 11 19,529 6.10% 1.74% 37.40%
Branford 12 28,062 5.70% 1.22% 36.70%
Mansfield 13 26,182 5.10% 0.79% 36.50%
Seymour 14 16,487 7.00% 1.75% 36.50%
Ellington 15 15,549 5.00% 0.78% 36.60%
Hamden 16 60,735 6.10% 1.23% 36.40%
Farmington 17 25,329 5.30% 0.79% 36.30%
Wallingford 18 45,047 6.20% 1.22% 36.20%
Canton 19 10,243 5.40% 0.79% 36.20%
Derby 20 12,858 7.50% 1.75% 36.00%
Enfield 21 44,699 6.00% 1.01% 36.00%
Berlin 22 19,974 5.60% 0.79% 36.00%
Cromwell 23 14,059 5.90% 0.79% 35.70%
Brookfield 24 16,487 5.10% 0.29% 35.50%
Ansonia 25 19,188 8.10% 1.74% 35.40%
Plainville 26 17,726 6.50% 0.80% 35.10%
Milford 27 52,826 7.30% 1.16% 35.00%
Danbury 28 81,057 5.40% 0.29% 35.20%
Winchester 29 11,189 7.30% 1.08% 34.90%
Vernon 30 29,188 6.40% 0.79% 35.20%
Middletown 31 47,530 6.60% 0.79% 35.00%
Meriden 32 60,674 8.30% 1.22% 34.10%
Stafford 33 12,058 7.20% 0.79% 34.40%
Bridgeport 34 144,446 10.20% 1.74% 33.30%
Bristol 35 60,502 7.20% 0.79% 34.40%
Wolcott 36 16,638 6.60% 0.43% 34.30%
Plainfield 37 15,358 8.60% 1.02% 33.40%
Plymouth 38 12,193 8.20% 0.80% 33.40%
Ledyard 39 15,046 5.70% -1.27% 31.80%
Bloomfield 40 20,470 7.70% 0.79% 33.90%
Torrington 41 36,239 7.50% 0.41% 33.30%
Naugatuck 42 31,795 8.10% 0.41% 32.70%
Griswold 43 11,907 7.70% -1.26% 29.80%
Hartford 44 124,879 12.40% 0.79% 29.20%
Waterbury 45 110,074 11.30% 0.41% 29.50%
Norwich 46 40,322 8.00% -1.27% 29.50%