The state Department of Labor announced last week that Connecticut's unemployment rate had dropped to 7.8 percent, the seventh consecutive month of decreases.
“It appears the region’s mild winter continues to help job growth in Connecticut across many industries, including construction, manufacturing and trade,” said Andy Condon, Director of the Office of Research. “Unemployment continues to decline, although the strength of the move is diminished somewhat by the second consecutive monthly decline in our labor force.”
In a statement from his office, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said, "We must not lose sight that we are still at the beginning of the recovery. Reclaiming the jobs that were lost will take time, but my administration is committed to do everything we can to put the state on a path that will lead to an economic revival.”
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