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Connecticut sees small jobs loss in February

March 21, 2019

Connecticut lost 400 jobs in February, while its unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.

At the same time, an originally reported gain of 1,000 jobs for January was revised down to a loss of 2,500.

“January’s final revision was sharply down from our preliminary release, partly due to the normal revision process as more data became available for the sample, and partly due to a correction to estimates on our construction supersector,” Andy Condon, director of the Labor Department’s Office of Research, said in a statement.

In the past month, the private sector lost 500 positions, while the public sector added 100 posts.

During the past year, nonagricultural employment in the state has grown by 4,600 jobs.