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A new report from the Connecticut Department of Labor showed the
state lost over 1,600 jobs in February as unemployment grew, putting
Connecticut further behind the rest of the country under Democrat
Governor Dan Malloy’s failed leadership.
“Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates
from the business payroll survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS) show the state lost 1,600 net jobs (-0.1%) in February 2017…”
Job losses have plagued Malloy’s Connecticut for years
despite his promises for employment opportunities as a candidate. Just
weeks ago, the Hartford Courantreported that
Connecticut as a whole lost jobs in 2016 while other states increased
employment. The Labor Department’s report also noted that Connecticut’s
unemployment rate increased in February.
Connecticut's unemployment rate for February moved by two tenths of a point to 4.7%... The number of the state's resident unemployed increased by 4,500 seasonally adjusted, in January.”
Under Malloy, Connecticut has lost large job providers including GE and Bristol Myers-Squibb, both of which announced they would be leaving the state, which was recentlyranked by CNBC as the 7th worst state for business in the United States due to Malloy’s policies
With business departures, crumbling infrastructure, and
even more job losses, Dan Malloy’s lack of leadership continues to be a
complete catastrophe for the people of Connecticut. His negligence puts
the state in a desperate position for a new direction.