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.

The unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national average, although employees tend to earn more than the average American. The minimum wage in Connecticut is higher than in most states, and higher-paying jobs for those without advanced degrees can be found fairly easily. 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: 7.1 /10

How we calculate this.


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

Average Annual Salary


New Haven
$55,450

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

4.1%
of people are without a job

0.2 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.