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Connecticut Job Market Continues Treading Water

Connecticut Job Market Continues Treading Water

The Connecticut job market is not rebounding, the latest figures suggest, as employers around the state had 1,600 fewer jobs in February than they had the month before and the unemployment rate was up slightly.

The report, released by the state Department of Labor, can be volatile from month to month, but the full-year record shows that the state's economy is essentially stagnant.

From February 2016 to February 2017, the total job base grew by only 2,100 — such a small percentage that it could be indistinguishable from zero. Connecticut has about 1.68 million jobs.

Over the 12 months, restaurants and hotels were among the strongest sectors, with an increase of 2,800...

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