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New Jobs Data—CT Continues to Lag USA As A Whole

  • Mar 18, 2014
  • Ben Zimmer

The Connecticut Department of Labor released a new jobs report last week.  The report upwardly revised Connecticut's 2013 non-farm payroll growth by 12,300 before reporting that the state lost 10,400 payroll jobs in January 2014.  High volatility is Connecticut's monthly payroll data is nothing new, and the overall trajectory in Connecticut's payroll employment remains one of slow growth that lags the country as a whole.  As the chart below shows, Connecticut has regained only 50% of payroll jobs lost during the last recession, while the United States as a whole has regained more than 90%.