Connecticut’s unemployment rate rose from 4.8 to 4.9 percent in April as the state lost 1,500 non-farm jobs, the Department of Labor reported on May 18th.
The jobless rate nonetheless is 0.5 percentage points lower than it was one year ago and the state has added 5,500 jobs over the past 12 months.
Private sector employment was down by 1,000 jobs last month but still up 9,900 positions over the past year.
Connecticut now has recovered 89,000 of the 119,100 jobs lost in the last recession or just under 75 percent. The private sector has regained 92.7 percent or 103,500 out of111,700 jobs lost.
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