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Connecticut’s labor force recovers in slow motion, with a modest 20,000 jobs added in August

Connecticut employers added 20,400 jobs in August, with health care and hotels showing the most gains in the slowly recovering labor force, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Economists also revised upward July’s employment gains, to 32,300, an increase of 5,800 jobs from the initial count. Although the official estimate for unemployment is 8.1% for August, state officials ...

All six labor market areas posted employment increases in August.The Hartford labor market area added 9,500 jobs, New Haven posted 6,200 new jobs, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk labor market area added 5,100 and Waterbury picked up 2,200 jobs.The Danbury labor market gained 1,600 and the Norwich–New London-Westerly, R., labor market, home to the two tribal casinos that have laid off workers, increased by 1,200 positions.

Hartford Courant p Connecticut employers added 20,400 jobs in August, with health care and hotels showing the most gains in the slowly recovering labor force, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.©2020 The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.

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