Three Months of Job Growth
Connecticut recorded a third straight month of job growth in November (albeit adding a modest 100 jobs), with the unemployment rate falling to 8.4 percent, the lowest since June, 2009.
The state Department of Labor also revised its October numbers, adding 1,000 jobs to the previously reported gain of 6,500 jobs for that month.
Three months of new jobs was positive news.
Nonetheless, Governor Dannel Malloy quickly pointed out that we face considerable challenges to make Connecticut economically competitive, noting that “the state for too long sat idle, letting opportunities for job growth occur elsewhere. We can no longer afford to sit by and let that happen.”
“While it’s good news that the state’s unemployment rate has declined for the third consecutive month in a row…the [unemployment] report also points out the challenges we continue to face,” the Governor said today.
EXPLORE BY CATEGORY
Stay Connected with CBIA News Digests
The latest news and information delivered directly to your inbox.