State Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.2 Percent In September

Aaron Kupec
October 18, 2018 - 1:12 pm

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Connecticut's unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a point to 4.2 percent in September as the state shed an estimated 500 jobs, according to the latest monthly report from the state Department of Labor.

“Despite the drop of 500 jobs in September, Connecticut’s labor market appears strong,” said Andy Condon, director of the Office of Research. “Annual growth increased to nearly 20,000 jobs. Only the trade, information and government supersectors show annual job losses.”

The state also revised job gains reported for August. Initially, officials estimated the state added 1,100 jobs for the month. That has now been revised higher by 2,200 positions for a total gain of 3,300 in August.