The latest jobs report brings mixed news for Connecticut.

While the state added 1,200 new jobs in April, the private sector lost 300 jobs. The gain in government jobs (1,500) was largely attributed to growth at the municipal level.

Connecticut's jobless rate, 6.3%, is still the highest in New England. We've recovered only 78% of the jobs lost during the recession, lagging way behind neighboring Massachusetts (150%) and the U.S. as a whole (130%).

To get to the point where the average person feels Connecticut's doing really well, we have a long way to go.