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Private-Sector Jobs Added in Connecticut

Posted on June 7, 2010

Private sector jobs are becoming scarce, but this was not in the case in one state, where hundreds private sector jobs in Connecticut were added. For more information, go to www.ctjobs.com.

Jobs in Connecticut have overall been increasing.

Ninety-seven of the nation’s 100 biggest markets lost private-sector jobs between April 2009 and April 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The exceptions were Honolulu, Hawaii and New Haven, Connecticut, which each added 1,200 private-sector jobs, and Charleston, South Carolina, which was unchanged over the year.

The report showed Las Vegas, Nevada, with the sharpest year-to-year percentage decline, losing 4.71% of its private-sector workforce during the past year. Wichita was #2 on the list, with a loss of 4.69%.

All but three of the nation’s 100 largest markets lost private-sector jobs between April 2009 and April 2010.

The biggest total decline took place in the Chicago area, which lost more than 101,000 private-sector jobs during the past 12 months.

The only two cities on the list recording positive numbers were New Haven, Connecticut, and Honolulu, Hawaii, with each adding 1,200 private-sector jobs. The numbers for Charleston, South Carolina, were unchanged.

The biggest decline occurred in the Chicago area, which lost 101,500 private-sector jobs during the past 12 months.