News Junkie: Connecticut economist speculates recession will hit before state recovers jobs

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. – The latest employment numbers for the state have a leading economist believing another recession will hit before Connecticut reclaims all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

Preliminary employment estimates, released Thursday, show the state lost 2,000 nonfarm jobs in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

August’s originally released job loss of 3,900 was revised further to a loss of 4,200 jobs.

That means, over the full year, employment has only grown by 3,500 jobs based on sampling by the BLS.

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