Connecticut's Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.6%

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The unemployment rate in Connecticut dropped to 6.6 percent for July, the lowest jobless rate since December 2008, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor. 

The private sector grew 3,100 jobs during July, which was the sixth consecutive month of job growth, according to the Labor Department. The private sector has added 17,300 jobs over the year.

“This latest report is yet another sign that we are making steady progress in improving Connecticut’s economy.  With the addition of 3,100 private sector jobs this month, we have created nearly 60,000 private sector jobs since January of 2011. All of this comes as the number of unemployed residents shrinks and our labor force grows," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Connecticut has recovered 64 percent of the jobs lost in the Great Recession, the Labor Department said. 

"Since taking office, we have made long-overdue investments that will make sure Connecticut’s economy is positioned for long-term growth and we’re starting to see results," Malloy said. "It’s absolutely critical that we keep working and making these changes so that our residents can find good paying jobs with good benefits.”

The unemployment rate is down from 6.7 percent in June 2014 and from 7.9 percent in July 2013.  

“Connecticut experienced its first back-to-back June-July nonfarm employment gain since the recovery began in early 2010,” said Andy Condon, director of the Office of Research at the Department of Labor. “This growth, along with continued declines in the number of unemployed, may be an indication that the moderate employment growth we have seen this year will be sustainable for some time.”

The unemployment rate has not been this low in the state since December 2008 when it was at 6.7 percent. It was at 6.4 percent in November 2008 and rising fast at the time. The number of unemployed residents has declined by 23,545 since July 2013.

In the state's Labor Market Areas for July, the largest gaining by far was Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk with 2,200 new jobs. Also exhibiting small job gains was the Danbury area with 200 new jobs.

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Sorry about the lies that I post.. I know the unemployment numbers are much better thanks to Governor Malloy and Present Obama. However I am upset that I do not have any 21st century skills to get a job. I realize this is my own failure and should not blame government for my ignorance.

The number does not include people who are no longer eligible to collect unemployment insurance.
Many part-time workers are not eligible for unemployment insurance.
Electrical engineers who were making six figures can hardly be said to be “employed” because they took a stopgap job as a Wal-Mart greeter for ten bucks an hour. I see the Republicans did this and Malloy fixed it, Sorry to say Ct has been and is still run by democrats. The house and senate has been veto proof for years. So how in GODS name can someone say it was the republican
Governors that destroyed this state. And further more anyone that does not understand what is going on is delusional

Thank You Governor Malloy for repairing yet another screw up of the past CT republican Governors the convicted felon Republican Rowland and the Republican Grandma Rell

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there are no jobs nobody is looking this number means absolutely nothing just something to make liberals pretend like they're doing something beneficial

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More companies and businesses have left CT under MALLOY than any other governor. That is why people are leaving. And the unemployment is dropping. Not because he fixed anything the people are LEAVING AT RECORD NUMBERS. Just in the Gun industry billions of revenue and people have moved out. That is a fact!

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Hey You Want Fries with that ???? That's the kind of jobs being created while we continue to CHASE OUT Skilled Manufacturing companies and Jobs.

Thank You Governor Malloy for repairing yet another screw up of the past CT republican Governors the convicted felon Republican Rowland and the Republican Grandma Rell.

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Oh please,what a joke. People like me who work in the field in the retail and wholesale business.will tell you the economy in Connecticut still sucks.The new "jobs"suck,and are part time,or shitty supermarket jobs. Stop getting your info from the left wing rag Connecticut Post. That ".newspaper has become a laughingstock and a joke. They are in Malloy's back pocket. Left wing rubbish to line the bird cage with. The editor Mike Daly should hide his face in shame to what he has let that paper become.

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Naturally the unemployment is decreasing in the state. People are moving out at record numbers. Making the unemployment numbers drop. And this is actually a fact!.

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read the report....

"Connecticut’s labor force is now higher by 12,428
(0.7%) participants over the year, but did decline in July (-6,311, -0.3%) . "

so, last month alone, we gave up HALF of the gains for the entire year prior.

before we celebrate, let's take that little, unpublished nugget into consideration.....it appears twice as many positions were eliminated out of the workforce as were added....6311 vs 3100.