Norwalk, CT – January 2024 Jobs Report – Bucking the Trend Amidst Statewide Losses

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In defiance of a statewide dip in employment, Norwalk’s job market displayed resilience in January 2024, adding an estimated 200 jobs, a modest yet positive 0.1% increase. This stands in contrast to Connecticut’s overall decline of 2,500 positions during the same period.


  • Job growth: 200 jobs added, 0.1% increase.
  • Outperformed statewide trend: Connecticut lost 2,500 jobs (-0.1%).
  • Muted growth compared to previous months and year-ago levels.

Industry and Occupation Growth:

  • Limited data available for specific industry and occupation breakdowns for Norwalk at the city level.
  • Statewide data shows growth in professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality. 

Industry and Occupation Shrinkage:

  • Information not available for specific industry and occupation contractions in Norwalk.
  • Statewide data indicates losses in trade, transportation, and utilities.

Comparison to Same Month Last Year:

  • Direct year-over-year comparison data for Norwalk unavailable.
  • Statewide, nonfarm jobs were up 22,700 (1.4%) compared to December 2022.

Comparison to Previous Month:

  • Norwalk’s January increase follows a December 2023 gain of 50 jobs, revised down from 150 initially.
  • Statewide, December 2023 saw a revised job loss of 200 positions, compared to a preliminary gain of 500.

Future Outlook:

  • Experts predict continued job growth in Connecticut throughout 2024, with potential challenges arising from national economic headwinds.
  • Specific predictions for Norwalk are unavailable due to limited data at the city level.

10 Growing Occupations (Statewide):

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Software Developers and Applications Developers
  3. Nursing Assistants
  4. Home Health and Personal Care Aides
  5. Personal Care Aides
  6. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
  7. Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
  8. Customer Service Representatives
  9. General and Operations Managers
  10. Marketing Specialists

10 Companies Hiring Now in Norwalk:

  1. Priceline Group
  2. Xerox 
  3. Pepperidge Farm 
  4. iHeartMedia 
  5. Frontier Communications 
  6. Indeed 
  7. The Kraft Heinz Company
  8. Boehringer Ingelheim
  9. Norwalk Public Schools
  10. Yale New Haven Health