Labor for March 2011, Weston’s labor force was 4,870. Of that number, there were 4,603 people employed and 267 reported as unemployed for an unemployment rate of 5.5%, down slightly from 5.8% for the same period last year, but well below the state average of 8.1%.

According to data from the 2000 Census, the highest number of workers who live in town also work in town. The next most popular place for Westonites to work was Manhattan, followed by Westport, Norwalk, and Stamford.

According to city-data.com, most men in Weston are employed in either the financial industry (23%) or in professional, scientific, or technical services (22%). The most common occupations for men are top executives (11%), and sales representatives, services, wholesale, and manufacturing (11%). Other popular jobs for men include management positions, business operations specialists, lawyers (6%), financial specialists, and advertising, sales and marketing.

Most women work in the professional, scientific, and technical services (15%) and in educational services (14%) and health care (13%). The most common occupations for women include management positions (7%), preschool, elementary and middle school teachers, business operations specialists, sales, media and communications jobs, childcare workers, and administrative assistants.