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News Junkie: Connecticut adds jobs in June; officials say state could see full recovery by 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s economy added an estimated 7,000 jobs in June, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In May, Connecticut gained 5,600 jobs. That’s five months of job growth out of the last nine months and it means Connecticut could see a full job recovery in 2018.

Connecticut’s unemployment rate also ticked up one tenth of a percentage point to 5.0 percent.

“June showed another sharp increase in payroll jobs over May and private sector jobs have now completely recovered from the 2008-10 employment recession, although these numbers are preliminary and subject to revision,” Andy Condon, Director of the Office of Research, said.

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