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Governor discusses Connecticut jobs and unemployment

Posted on January 8, 2014

Regarding the release of unemployment numbers, the state’s governor has made a statement about Connecticut jobs and the state of employment.

Governor Malloy made the statement before the Christmas holidays.

The monthly report announced that Connecticut’s unemployment rate decreased for the third consecutive month to 7.6 percent.

After remaining steady for most of 2013, Connecticut’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level since February 2009, when it was 7.4%.

The state’s unemployment rate has declined for the third consecutive month to 7.6%, compared to 8.3% in November 2012.

Connecticut saw an average growth of 1,400 jobs per month during the first 11 months of 2013, compared to an average growth of 700 jobs per month during the same period in 2012.

The private sector in Connecticut added 4,200 jobs in November 2013 and has grown 17,900 positions during 2013.

In January 2011, Governor Malloy’s first month in office, Connecticut’s unemployment rate was at the highest point seen under the Malloy administration at 9.3%.

“We are making steady progress at growing our economy in a way that will create good paying jobs with good benefits for middle class families,” continued Governor Malloy. “But if you haven’t been able to get one of these jobs, then you’re not feeling the impact of these changes. I want to make it clear that we can’t and won’t stop making progress until everyone that wants a job in our state has one.”

“While a decrease in the unemployment rate and the addition of more than 4,000 private sector jobs in a month is clearly a step in the right direction, we still have much work to do,” said Governor Malloy.

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