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Connecticut Gained No Jobs in April

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. ? The unemployment rate in Connecticut, while still below the national average, was unchanged in April, according to a report from the state's Department of Labor.

The rate stayed at 7.7 percent, compare to a national rate of 8.1 percent.

“Since January 2011, there have been nearly 16,000 new, private sector jobs created, and the unemployment rate is down 20 percent – so, overall, there has been job growth," Gov. Dannel Malloy said Thursday. "That said, I fully recognize that we have more work to do. I remain optimistic that moving forward we’ll continue to create jobs.”

Connecticut’s unemployment rate during the last year:

January 2011: 9.3%

February 2011: 9.2%

March 2011: 9.1%

April 2011: 9.0%

May 2011: 8.9%

June 2011: 8.9%

July 2011: 8.9%

August 2011: 8.8%

September 2011: 8.6%

October 2011: 8.5%

November 2011: 8.3%

December 2011: 8.1%

January 2012: 8.0%

February 2012: 7.8%

March 2012: 7.7%

April 2012: 7.7%

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