State Sheds 1,500 Jobs In October

Aaron Kupec
November 18, 2019 - 11:48 am

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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Connecticut lost 1,500 jobs in October, according to an estimate released by the state Department of Labor Monday. The state's unemployment rate held steady for the month at 3.6 percent-- identical to the national jobless rate.

“The October decline of 1,500 payroll jobs is the first we’ve seen since June and was particularly impacted by the loss of trade jobs,” said Andy Condon, director of the department's Office of Research.

The report also revised September's job gains higher by 1,100, for a net gain of 4,700 jobs for the month.