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Unemployment Down In December, But State Lost 1,800 Jobs

Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped in December,  down three-tenths of a percentage point from November,  to 8.6%.  However,  the Department of Labor says the state lost 1,800 jobs in December,  for a sixth monthly loss in 2012.  In addition,  what had been thought to be a 300-job gain in November was revised downward,  to just 100 jobs.  For the year as a whole,  the state actually lost 100 jobs.

The original estimate of 8.8 % November unemployment was increased to 8.9 percent.

Some job categories gained jobs in December — including 2,000 in educational services, 800 in manufacturing and 500 new jobs in construction in mining.

At the same time,  200 jobs were lost in health services, retail employment was down 1,600 jobs and transportation and utilities dropped 600 jobs.

The Hartford, Danbury and Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk areas showed job growth in 2012,  while Waterbury, New Haven and Norwich-New London lost jobs.

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