Report: State recovers jobs lost during recession

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State labor officials say Connecticut has now regained more than the number of jobs lost in the state during the Great Recession.

The Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state picked up 5,200 private sector jobs in November. The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent, just above the U.S. rate of 5 percent.

The report says Connecticut has gained back 113,400 jobs after losing 111,600 jobs during the recession.

While calling the latest jobs report a “milestone,” and another sign of significant progress, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state will not stop in its efforts to help build the economy and create good-paying jobs.

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