What kind of jobs are there in New Haven, CT?

New Haven's economy is defined by health care, education and social services, with Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital providing many of the area's job opportunities. The region attracts highly specialized physicians, researchers and academics with Yale's international reputation.

Other large job sectors include food service, wholesale and distribution, and state and local government. Additional private and public research institutions in fields ranging from biotech to social science make the area attractive for job seekers with advanced degrees.

Yale's student base of more than 12,000 also provides a considerable number of jobs for custodians, food service workers and others who are necessary to maintain the expansive campus.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.4 /10

How we calculate this.


New Haven has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


New Haven
$57,920

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

3.6%
of people are without a job

0.1% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.