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Connecticut Adds Jobs in May, Unemployment Rate Flat

6/24/2013 by Ed Bradstreet

Connecticut added 1,000 jobs in May, the third consecutive month of growth. However, the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at a stubborn 8%. The state posted job gains in four of the first five months of the year, with blizzard-impacted February shedding 5,700 positions. That's the best five-month start to any year since 2010, when the state's on-again-off-again recovery from recession began.  In the 39 months since the recession ended, Connecticut has recovered just 58,600 jobs, or less than half the total lost during the economic downturn.