Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force

Year
Unemployment Rate
1996 4.6%
1997 4.5%
1998 2.9%
1999 2.1%
2000 1.5%
2001
1.9%
2002 2.6%
2003  
The total number of people employed was 7,263 and the%age of employed persons was 65.7%.

Industry

Type of Industry
Number of Jobs in 2000
Number of Jobs in 1990
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting and Mining
7 108
Construction 344 520
Manufacturing 1,256 1,895
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
320 364
Wholesale Trade
143 114
Retail Trade
546 1,014
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing
313 285
Information 156 142
Educational, Health and Social Services
1,441 1,292
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation and Food Services
1,355
132
Professional, Scientific, Management and Administrative
691 719
Other Services (Except Public Administration)
288 203
Public Administration
403. 504
Total 7,263  

Occupation

Type of Occupation
Number of Jobs in 2000
Number of Jobs in 1990
Professional and Management
3,051 2,404
Sales and Office Occupations
1,747 1,825
Service 1,238 961
Farming, Forestry and Fishing
0 84
Production and Transportation
679 1,486
Construction, Extraction and Maintenance
548  

Commuting to Work

Type of Transportation
Number
Percentage
Car, Truck, or Van - Drove Alone
6,591 88.3%
Car, Truck, or Van - Carpool
611 8.2%
Public Transportation
28 0.4%
Walked 27 0.4%
Other Means
62 0.8%
Worked at Home
144 1.9%
The average travel time to work was 21 minutes.

Commuters Into Town

City
Number
Norwich 1,829
Ledyard 1,612
Groton 1,290
Westerly, Rhode Island
922
Griswold 655
New London
614
Stonington 598
Montville 536
Plainfield  

Town Residents Commuting To Another City

City Number
Groton 2,534
Ledyard 1,612
New London
705
Norwich 455
Waterford 405
Stonington 404
Montville
370
Old Lyme
72
East Lyme
 

Labor Participation Rate

Gender of Labor
Percentage
Male
69.3%
Female 62.2%
Total  

School Enrollment (3 Years and Over)

Level of Education
Number of Students
Percentage
Nursery School, Preschool
219 5.4%
Kindergarten 173 4.3%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)
2,057 50.6%
High School (Grades 9-12)
1,075 26.4%
College or Graduate School
542 13.3%
Total 4,066  

Educational Attainment (25 Years and Older)

Type of Education
Percentage
High School Graduate or Higher
93.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
32.8%

Military Presence on Groton Sub Base

Type of Presence
Approximate Number
Civilian Employment
2,500
Military Personnel
8,000
Family Members
12,000
Retirees 12,000