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

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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We’re on a mission at Zippia to criss-cross the country looking for the best and worst places for jobs.

Today, we set our sites on the worst cities to find a job in Connecticut after looking at the best places in Connecticut a short while ago.

These cities did not have the grit needed to make it to the big leagues and get that big promotion we all hope to get.

After looking at the data for the 100 biggest cities in Connecticut, the ten worst cities to find a job in the Constitution State are:

  1. New London
  2. Waterbury
  3. Windham
  4. Hartford
  5. Norwich
  6. New Britain
  7. Griswold
  8. Torrington
  9. East Hartford
  10. Willimantic

Read on to see how we did it.

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How We Determined The Worst Places For Jobs In The Constitution State

After getting the data for every place in Connecticut, we ultimately decided to limit our analysis to the biggest places with over 5,000 people.

That left us with 100 cities.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 100, with 1 being the worst in any given category.

Finally, we took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score gaining the title “Worst City In Connecticut To Find A Job”.

The criteria we looked at were:




1. New London

New London, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,613Recent Job Growth: -1.27%
Future Job Growth: 29.00%

2. Waterbury

Waterbury, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 110,074Recent Job Growth: 0.41%
Future Job Growth: 29.50%

3. Windham

Windham - Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 25,178 Recent Job Growth: -1.01%
Future Job Growth: 29.50%

4. Hartford

Hartford, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 124,879Recent Job Growth: 0.79%
Future Job Growth: 29.20%

5. Norwich

Norwich, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,322Recent Job Growth: -1.27%
Future Job Growth: 29.50%

6. New Britain

New Britain, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 73,122Recent Job Growth: 0.79%
Future Job Growth: 32.30%

7. Griswold

Griswold - Jobs Connecticut

Source: Google Maps

Population: 11,907 Recent Job Growth: -1.26%
Future Job Growth: 29.80%

8. Torrington

Torrington, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,239Recent Job Growth: 0.41%
Future Job Growth: 33.30%

9. East Hartford


Population: 51,171 Recent Job Growth: 0.79%
Future Job Growth: 33.20%

10. Willimantic


Population: 17,281 Recent Job Growth: 0.48%
Future Job Growth: 33.60%

Wrapping It Up With Friday Night Drinks

After crunching all the numbers, New London took the “top” spot as the worst city in Connecticut for a job.

So while the economy continues to improve and jobs become available across the state of Connecticut, these cities lag behind.

Hopefully they can catch up before they miss their next bonus.

Detailed List Of Worst Places In Connecticut To Get A Job

City Rank Population Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
new london 1 27,613 -1.27% 29.00%
waterbury 2 110,074 0.41% 29.50%
windham 3 25,178 -1.01% 29.50%
hartford 4 124,879 0.79% 29.20%
norwich 5 40,322 -1.27% 29.50%
new britain 6 73,122 0.79% 32.30%
griswold 7 11,907 -1.26% 29.80%
torrington 8 36,239 0.41% 33.30%
east hartford 9 51,171 0.79% 33.20%
willimantic 10 17,281 0.48% 33.60%
naugatuck 11 31,795 0.41% 32.70%
conning towers nautilus park 12 9,913 -1.08% 31.10%
montville 13 19,587 -1.27% 30.90%
new haven 14 129,898 1.22% 33.10%
bristol 15 60,502 0.79% 34.40%
waterford 16 19,499 -1.27% 31.40%
bridgeport 17 144,446 1.74% 33.30%
killingly 18 17,345 1.02% 33.60%
bloomfield 19 20,470 0.79% 33.90%
waterford 20 19,499 -1.27% 31.40%
plainfield 21 15,358 1.02% 33.40%
stafford 22 12,058 0.79% 34.40%
meriden 23 60,674 1.22% 34.10%
middletown 24 47,530 0.79% 35.00%
plymouth 25 12,193 0.80% 33.40%
west haven 26 55,386 1.22% 34.90%
watertown 27 22,449 0.42% 34.10%
vernon 28 29,188 0.79% 35.20%
watertown 29 22,449 0.42% 34.10%
east lyme 30 19,168 -1.26% 31.70%
winchester 31 11,189 1.08% 34.90%
wolcott 32 16,638 0.43% 34.30%
wallingford center 33 18,164 1.16% 35.00%
manchester 34 58,078 0.79% 35.30%
ledyard 35 15,046 -1.27% 31.80%
plainville 36 17,726 0.80% 35.10%
danbury 37 81,057 0.29% 35.20%
manchester 38 58,078 0.79% 35.30%
ansonia 39 19,188 1.74% 35.40%
windsor locks 40 12,500 1.02% 35.20%
windsor 41 29,067 0.79% 35.20%
east haven 42 29,188 1.22% 35.30%
storrs 43 14,031 0.80% 36.00%
milford 44 52,826 1.16% 35.00%
wethersfield 45 26,670 0.79% 35.50%
derby 46 12,858 1.75% 36.00%
newington 47 30,520 0.79% 36.00%
cromwell 48 14,059 0.79% 35.70%
enfield 49 44,699 1.01% 36.00%
stratford 50 51,440 1.75% 36.20%
colchester 51 16,044 0.78% 36.10%
southington 52 43,038 0.79% 36.10%
berlin 53 19,974 0.79% 36.00%
colchester 54 16,044 0.78% 36.10%
somers 55 11,451 1.01% 35.60%
east windsor 56 11,196 1.03% 36.30%
brookfield 57 16,487 0.29% 35.50%
hamden 58 60,735 1.23% 36.40%
wallingford 59 45,047 1.22% 36.20%
somers 60 11,451 1.01% 35.60%
mansfield 61 26,182 0.79% 36.50%
new fairfield 62 13,932 0.29% 35.80%
seymour 63 16,487 1.75% 36.50%
rocky hill 64 19,631 0.79% 36.50%
canton 65 10,243 0.79% 36.20%
ellington 66 15,549 0.78% 36.60%
coventry 67 12,445 0.79% 36.20%
granby 68 11,243 0.78% 36.50%
branford 69 28,062 1.22% 36.70%
farmington 70 25,329 0.79% 36.30%
north haven 71 24,037 1.22% 36.40%
south windsor 72 25,684 0.78% 36.70%
west hartford 73 63,157 0.79% 36.60%
suffield 74 15,692 1.01% 36.50%
north branford 75 14,369 1.23% 36.70%
norwalk 76 85,853 1.74% 37.70%
southbury 77 19,841 1.75% 38.00%
simsbury 78 23,535 0.78% 37.00%
shelton 79 39,641 1.74% 37.50%
woodbury 80 9,925 1.09% 37.30%
stamford 81 122,878 1.74% 38.00%
tolland 82 14,980 0.79% 36.70%
old saybrook 83 10,268 1.24% 37.40%
glastonbury 84 34,401 0.79% 37.10%
monroe 85 19,529 1.74% 37.40%
orange 86 13,919 1.21% 37.40%
cheshire 87 29,253 1.23% 37.20%
avon 88 18,049 0.79% 37.50%
oxford 89 12,602 1.73% 38.30%
guilford 90 22,353 1.23% 37.90%
madison 91 18,264 1.22% 37.80%
trumbull 92 36,008 1.75% 38.20%
fairfield 93 59,562 1.74% 38.50%
westport 94 26,516 1.74% 38.90%
wilton 95 18,201 1.74% 39.40%
greenwich 96 61,428 1.75% 39.10%
darien 97 20,758 1.75% 39.00%
new canaan 98 19,794 1.74% 39.50%
greenwich 99 61,428 1.75% 39.10%
weston 100 10,203 1.74% 39.60%