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DOL: CT lost 1,200 jobs in July

BY Gregory Seay

8/16/2018
PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
A work crew working on a Yankee Gas pipeline.
Connecticut shed 1,200 jobs in July but the state's jobless remained at 4.4 percent, state labor authorities say.

A corresponding drop of 1,100 in the number of unemployed residents put the state's seasonally adjusted employment total at 1.69 million, the state Department of Labor (DOL) said Thursday.

DOL also disclosed a revision to its previous June job-gain estimate, lowering that by 800, to a net 5,300 gain from May.

The state's unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in July 2017.

"July's decline of 1,200 jobs does not materially affect the growth we have seen to date this year," said DOL research director Andy Condon. "Our three-month average job growth remains strongly positive. On a percentage basis, construction and manufacturing remain the fastest growing sectors in the state's labor market."