Private sector records eighth consecutive month of gains

Connecticut's economic recovery rebounded after job losses in August with 11,500 positions added in the month of September.

In releasing its monthly employment report, the state Department of Labor also revised the August numbers, reducing the total jobs lost to 1,200 jobs for that month against a previously reported loss of 3,600 positions.

The state now has regained 71.6% of the 119,100 jobs lost during the March 2008-February 2010 recession.

"Although Connecticut has gained back over 70% of jobs lost during the recession, we still lag the rest of the nation which has fully recovered," said Joe Brennan, executive vice president for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

The unemployment rate improved to 6.4%, which is the lowest rate since November 2008.

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