HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite pegging Connecticut’s unemployment rate at a slightly higher 6.5 percent in November, a monthly report from Labor Department estimates the state’s economy added 4,600 jobs and boasted a third consecutive month of job growth.
The report released Thursday morning also revised upward October job growth estimates by 700 positions, putting that month’s gains at 4,300 jobs. That increase followed a gain of 10,500 jobs in September.
The unemployment rate has increased by one tenth of a percent from 6.4 percent, where it was hovering in September and October. With last month’s increase, the 6.5 percent unemployment rate is still 1 percentage point beneath the November 2013 rate of 7.5 percent.
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