HARTFORD, Conn. – The state of Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent, according to the Connecticut Labor Department.
It also revised downward its July numbers by 1,000 jobs. It had previously reported a gain of 2,400 positions that month.
But it’s not all bad news.
The core private sector, which makes up about 86 percent of Connecticut’s nonfarm employment, added 400 positions. The private sector has now added 13,000 jobs this year.