Connecticut's Unemployment Rate Continues Decline, Dips To 6.7 Percent

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- After Connecticut added 1,700 jobs in June, the unemployment rate declined to 6.7 percent, according to the state Department of Labor. 

That rate is down two-tenths of a percentage point from the May jobless rate of 6.9 percent. It is also a significant decline from the unemployment rate in June 2013 of 7.9 percent. The unemployment rate of 6.7 percent has not been this low since December 2008, the state said. 

“Connecticut’s unemployment rate continues to decline for all the right reasons, such as broad industry job growth coupled with declining unemployment, and an expanding labor force,” said Andy Condon, director of the Office of Research at the Labor Department. “Summer seasonal hiring seems to have begun at expected rates.” 

This is the fifth straight monthly increase in jobs, and Connecticut has now added 5,300 jobs for the year, according to the Labor Department. 

Since the recession, Connecticut has now recovered 73,500 positions, or 61.7 percent of the 119,100 jobs lost in the state during the March 2008 to February 2010 employment downturn.

The national unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent. 

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Is it any wonder that Connecticut with its anti business, out of control Government spending environment is taking so long to recover? Government adding 1200 jobs per month when the private sector is so long to recover is not the way to grow the economy.

Economic conditions are slowly improving in high-income countries, but a range
of downward pressures may persist for years. A pair of recent economic reports seems to present contradictory assessments of consumer attitudes about the economy. However, taken together, perhaps they just emphasize the financial doubt and confusion that is so easy to understand at this time of political brinksmanship.

That is so good to hear. When economic crisis arises, there comes foreclosure, bankruptcy, recession, food shortage and rising unemployment rate. Savings can help a lot in these hard times.

Norwalktroll aka Robtard
Please tell us in your own words why your parent didn't want you.
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The one posting ALL the pro Republican lies ,spam and propaganda on here is a very sick homosexual troll from Port Chester.
If you notice he actually is so delusional that he believes everyone that makes him look like a fool is all the same poster.
Also take notice how he changes user name and replies to his one post The best is how he refers to himself in the 3rd person,
In will post more about ths sicko later

The only ones that are unemployed are the lazy Republicans with no 21st century skills. Its time they stop blaming others for being a loser.

So True A powers

Whether O'bama (he's irish right) or Bush are to blame. The unemployment rate DOES NOT CONSIDER PEOPLE WHO HAVE GIVEN UP!!! Stop the liberal bias (since the President is a liberal) in reporting this number. The better statistic is to look at the percentage of working age individuals actually employed. It tells a different story.

Odd as the only bias I see are from the right wing wackos like you. The ones that hate the fact that the Democrats fixed the issue creatd by the Republicans.

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what a loser and a queen

Different username, same stupid. Give it up loser, everyone on this site knows its you being an idiot.

Tell us, in your own words how they fixed anything. Are you smart enough to do that?

You can use any username you want, to reply.

Are you smart enough to do that?

NOW FOR MY PITIFUL LIFE

I am 60 years old and a complete failure
I have no J.O.B.
I played in a go nowhere garage band and they kicked me out
I am a meth head
I am a coke head
I have a wine enema fetish
My rear end leaks do to me putting things in it.
I had 2 cars repoed
My house was foreclosed
I live in the shelter
I post from the public library
I am a stupid racist
I am a racist because I am jealous that most if not all blacks are smarter than I am
I hate Obama because he has done so well for himself at such a young age
I hate Obama because I am such a failure at such an old old age.
My x-wife caught me in bed with a black dude
My x-wife kicked me to the curb because she caught me in bed with a black dude
My wee no longer woks do to my bad prostate
I tend to wet the bed when high

AS YOU CAN ALL SEE MY LIFE SUCKS AND I AM A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FAILURE.
WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ELSE JUST ASK

Odd as the only bias I see are from the right wing wackos like you. The ones that hate the fact that the Democrats fixed the issue creatd by the Republicans.

Malloy's son is a dirt ball,and a drug dealer.He should be behind bars.,like the commie piece of shit in the white house.There should be a hunting season for the silverback that he married,like deer season.

Sorry about my above post as I was drunk on the wine enema again.

For more information about me
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It took a long time recovering from the mess created by the village idiot Republican war criminal Bush... However as we can see thanks to president Obama's direction we are recovering from the Republicans mess.
I guess this proves the Republicans wrong that Healthcare reform would hurt job growth.

Excellent post natsgarage and 100 percent correct.

Take notice how I post links to viruses.. I am such an old black Muslim queen Robtard.

It proves nothing more than you are a moron.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/27/cnn-poll-romney-tops-obama-but-loses-to-clinton/?hpt=hp_t2

When drunk on the wine enema I refer to myself in the 3rd person
Thanks
QUEEN RObtard

The group made a fool out of me as www.Norwalktroll.com so I am now posting as BClinton's Johnson.. But as always I am the queen of the black Homosexuals Robtard.

Jeez,it used to be kind of funny posting on this site in spite of the weirdo who says he's into wine enemas,ect. Playing off this creep used to be amusing,but its gotten to the point that I can feel his skeevy nature through the net. Kind of makes you feel dirty.Can you even imagine the room that this creep lives in? Garbage everywhere,semen stains on the walls,feces on the floor,half eaten sandwiches,ect. You need help pal..

See my post below for an example of how I post as BClinton's Johnson and switch user names and agree with my post with my other user name www.Norwalktroll.com.
I also refer to myself in the 3rd person in my post as I am drunk on the wine enema again.

He clearly has a ton of mental issues, gay issues, and mommy issues. I think he is an old angry man because he is gay, his parents must have dumped him because he always asks about his parents too.
Combine the creepy mental issues with a lack of intelligence, and this is what you get.
The NPD must hate him, I wonder how many times he has been busted by them. Probably for gay sex, ewwwwwww. Gross creep

I be staying at the port Chester homeless shelter

The group uncovered that my biological father is a black Muslim

Republicans are filthy liars and scum

Who are my parents

I am a beautiful black Muslim queen

Thanks Governor Malloy and president Obama for fixing yet another Republican screw up.

Please ignore the post by my gay lover Raul. He hijacked my user name and pisted a link to a far right wing blog. As we all know jammiewf. Com is not a news site.
Here is the site you want to check
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FACT CHECK:

Less people are working today than when Obama took office. No one is looking for work, no companies are hiring due to Obamacare.

http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/cnn-fact-check-fewer-people-now-working-than-when-obama-took-office/

Ignore the above post.. It was posted by my gay lover Raul when he hijacked my user name.
FYI
When drunk on the wine enema I refer to myself in the 3rd person.

This is great news.. Remember this come election time and always vote for a Democrat.. Republicans only know how to spend and destroy.

Yet another Republican screw up fixed by the Democrats. Thanks Governor Malloy and president Obama.