“Excluding May 2010, when jobs were boosted by temporary Census
employment, this month’s non-farm job gain is the best so far during
this recovery which began in February 2010,” said Andy Condon, the
department's director of office research.
The DOL noted that this
marks the fifth consecutive month of job increases in Connecticut, with
23,100 more jobs having been added since last July. But, in that same
time period, the unemployment rate has been stuck at that 8 percent.
unemployment is also slightly down from this same time last year, but
that's because there are 11,948 fewer employed residents.
were seen across most of Connecticut’s industry sectors," Condon said.
"However, our sample-based monthly employment estimates can be volatile,
and we advise looking at trends over longer periods of time. Even on
this basis we are seeing substantial improvement over last year."
said if this level of growth continues, the state should see some
improvements in the unemployment rate in the new future.
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