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Again: CT Loses 1,400 Jobs in April; Second Consecutive Month of Job Loss

May 18, 2018 By Staff
Again: CT Loses 1,400 Jobs in April; Second Consecutive Month of Job Loss

The state lost jobs for the second consecutive month.

It may not be surprising in the economy of Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.), but the state of Connecticut actually lost jobs in the month of April, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.

Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business payroll survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state lost 1,400 net jobs (-0.1%) in April 2018, to a level of 1,687,100, seasonally adjusted

…The March 2018 originally-released job loss of 2,000 revised down by 1,500 to a loss of 3,500 over the month.

If Reclaim Connecticut’s lead paragraph looks familiar, it’s because the latest monthly jobs report is familiar. The state reported losing 2,000 jobs in March, before revising that down on Thursday to losing only 1,500 jobs.

Compare that to the U.S. economy, which added 164,000 jobs in the month of April.