CTNJ: Connecticut’s job numbers edge slowly upward

HARTFORD, Conn. — While its difficult to say whether the monthly trend will hold, Connecticut gained 1,300 jobs in March and February’s job losses were revised to a job gain.

February’s originally-released job loss of 1,600 was revised upward to a 100 job gain, according to numbers compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Statistics and the Connecticut Labor Department.

“With March’s 1,300 job increase, we have seen job growth in each month of the first quarter putting us ahead of last year’s pace,” Andy Condon, director of the Office of Research said.

The unemployment rate moved up to 4.8 percent, but the labor force grew, which Condon said indicates, “workers are seeing opportunity in a low unemployment rate environment.”

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