The unemployment rate in New England ticked down in April to 6.8 percent, remaining lower than the national rate and in line with other states in the region.
As New England recovers from the worst recession in decades, Massachusetts and Vermont are posting the strongest gains while Rhode Island and Maine lag, an economists’ group said Wednesday.
Preliminary estimates for April show Connecticut added jobs last month while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.
Data from the State Labor Department show Connecticut added 2,600 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate held steady at 8% — or four-tenths of a point above the national average.
The unemployment rate in New England ticked down in February to 7 percent, well below the national average.
The Labor Department says Connecticut lost 5,700 jobs in February, partly due to the big snowstorm, but the new figures also show unemployment fell from 8.1 percent in January to 8 percent in February.
The Connecticut Department of Labor says its latest figures show improvement in the state labor market.
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