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The state has now recovered 70 percent of the 119,100 jobs lost during the 2008-2010 recession -- slowest among the New England states and well below the national average of 182 percent.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk labor market fell by 0.3 percent from October.
But Connecticut's unemployment rate fell from 5.6 percent to 5.4 percent, according to the state Department of Labor.
The state has now recovered 83.3 percent of the jobs it lost in the recession, while the U.S. at large has a recovery rate of 150 percent.
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