HARTFORD, Conn. – The state of Connecticut added 2,200 jobs in April and unemployment dropped to 6.9 percent, according to the latest numbers from the Connecticut Labor Department.
“Both the establishment and household employment surveys are pointing to an improving labor market going forward for the state after extreme winter volatility,” Andy Condon, director of the Labor Department’s Office of Research, said. “The expanding labor force, growing private sector work hours, and diminishing unemployment are encouraging signs for Connecticut’s economy.”
Over the past three months the state has added 7,600 jobs.
“Even though the pace of Connecticut’s employment recovery is moderate, it seems to be on solid footing,” Condon said.
Since the start of the recession Connecticut has recovered 66,300 positions or about 55.7 percent of the 119,100 jobs lost between March 2008 and February 2010.
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