What kind of jobs are there in Hartford, CT?

Insurance and financial services companies are prominent in Hartford. Aetna Inc., Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and The Travelers Indemnity Co. are some of the major employers in these sectors. Several other industries have also built large presences in Hartford, including aerospace and health care. United Technologies Corp., Hartford Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center employ a significant number of residents. The state government is also a major employer.

Outside of these established fields and long-standing institutions, the job outlook is a bit grim. The unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national average, and the metro area's minority residents experience a much higher rate. However, the average annual salary is noticeably higher than the national average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.4 /10

How we calculate this.

Hartford has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

0.3 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.