Connecticut Jobs Up From 2007
Posted on September 10, 2008
Although the nation is facing an increase in unemployment, jobs in Connecticut slightly increased from last year during July.
According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the State of Connecticut‘s total non-farm employment in July 2008 was at 1,704,900, an increase of .3 percent from last year. That employment rate is lower than the 1,705,900 workers the state had in June.
Industries in Connecticut that increased include:
The state’s industries that decreased include:
The natural resources and mining industry employed 800 people, the same as last year.
In July, Connecticut saw an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, up from 5.5 percent in June, and slightly higher than the national unemployment rate of 5.7 percent.
According to an article by TheDay, Connecticut’s average family income is the highest in the nation, and overall household income grew from 2002 to 2006.
“Of all the largest regions in the state, however, eastern Connecticut fared best,” the article notes. “New London County experienced a drop in price-adjusted income of only a tenth of a percent annually during the period. This compares to slippage of 2.9 percent in Hartford County, 1.9 percent in New Haven County and six-tenths of a percent in Fairfield County, the only other regions in the state available for analysis.”