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Connecticut Loses 1,200 Jobs in July

August 16, 2018 By Staff
Connecticut Loses 1,200 Jobs in July

The state lost jobs in a month for the third time this year.

The state of Connecticut lost 1,200 jobs in the month of July, the state’s Department of Labor reported on Thursday.

Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business payroll survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state lost 1,200 net jobs (-0.1%) in July 2018, to a level of 1,696,800, seasonally adjusted. Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 16,600 jobs (1.0%). The June 2018 originally-released job gain of 6,100 was revised down by 800 to a gain of 5,300 over the month.

It’s the third time in seven months this year that the state has lost jobs in a month. Here’s the breakdown in 2018 so far.

  • January 2018: 3,800 jobs added
  • February 2018: 2,600 jobs added
  • March 2018: 3,500 jobs lost
  • April 2018: 1,900 jobs lost
  • May 2018: 6,100 jobs added
  • June 2018: 5,300 jobs added
  • July 2018: 1,200 jobs lost

While the jobs added this year exceed jobs lost in Connecticut, the state’s economy continues to lag behind the rest of the nation.