Connecticut Begins Year With Two Months Of Job Losses

Aaron Kupec
March 21, 2019 - 12:28 pm

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Connecticut began 2019 with two months of job losses, according to new numbers released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.

Officials estimate the state lost 400 jobs in February, as the state's unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent. The national jobless rate is also 3.8 percent.

However, more notable are the revised jobs numbers for January. Instead of a gain of a thousand jobs, as initially reported, the revised numbers show the state actually lost 2,500 jobs.

Over half of the revision has to do with a change in how construction jobs are estimated, according to Andy Condon, the department's director of research.

Connecticut has gained back just shy of 81 percent of the 120,300 jobs lost in the Great Recession.