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Hiring for jobs in Connecticut increases

Posted on September 9, 2012

Although the nationwide jobs report was worse than expected, some states and cities are faring better, and hiring for jobs in Connecticut, for example, has increased.

The newest CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index finds that the cities Hartford, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Boston, all showed employment gains in August.

Managerial recruitment activity rose 11.1 points in August, the index points out.

It measures managerial hiring activity online and is 33 points higher than it was in August 2009.

Overall the job market is fairly strong. Hiring activity in Hartford was up 8% in August, while Baltimore saw a gain of 7%, followed by 6% gains in Los Angeles and Boston.

The Nutmeg State’s largest city shows growth after increased unemployment claims in May and June. The BLS projected Hartford’s unemployment rate at 8.5 in June, near its January 2012 mark, but considerably higher than its 7.4 rate in April. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the expansion of accounting firm Deloitte and Touche at the beginning of the month, anticipating 500 new positions in addition to their more than 1,100 employees already in the state. That news came just weeks after a $19 million state loan was granted for the creation of 400 jobs in steel manufacturing.

Some cities did not fare as well. Cleveland, Memphis, Tampa and Milwaukee all saw dips in recruitment activity.

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index per capita hiring levels for U.S. cities in August are:

1. Washington, D.C. – 170
2. Boston – 159
3. San Francisco – 123
4. Seattle – 113
5. Baltimore – 102
6. Chicago – 100
7. Atlanta – 96
8. Denver – 88
9. Dallas – 85
10. Nashville – 85
11. New York City – 84
12. Philadelphia – 79
13. Houston – 78
14. Hartford – 70
15. Pittsburgh – 70
16. San Diego – 68
17. Indianapolis – 67
18. Louisville – 66
19. Minneapolis – 65
20. Cleveland – 64
21. Phoenix – 61
22. Cincinnati—60
23. St. Louis – 60
24. Milwaukee – 59
25. Los Angeles – 55
26. Tampa– 53
27. Miami – 52
28. Detroit – 50
29. Memphis – 47
30. Riverside – 27