Connecticut employers added 4,700 jobs in September, posting the ninth consecutive monthly gain as the labor force recovers from the pandemic, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
The unemployment rate fell 0.4%, to 6.8%, still substantially higher than the U.S. rate of 4.8%.
Interim Labor Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo credited Connecticut’s strong vaccination rate for helping restore business activity. Weekly filings for unemployment compensation that topped 400,000 during the worst of the pandemic are 52,000 now, she said. Read More