HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut added 3,200 jobs in August and the state unemployment rate reached its lowest point in more than seven years, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.
The state’s nonfarm employment totaled 1,698,900 last month. August marked the fourth consecutive month in which the number of nonfarm jobs grew, according to the department.
The state’s unemployment rate last month dipped to 5.3 percent, down from 5.4 percent in July and 6.4 percent in August 2014. Connecticut has not had an unemployment rate this low since May 2008, according to the department.
The national unemployment rate in August, by comparison, was 5.1 percent.
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