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Cautious optimism over jobs data

With the addition of 4,700 jobs in January, Connecticut's unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from a revised 8.2 percent in December 2012.

Conn. unemployment rises in October as DOL forecasts upward revisions

Through the first 10 months of 2011, Connecticut employers added 12,000 jobs, while the first 10 months of 2012 have yielded just 1,400 net new positions.

Jobs data show slight gains, questioned by officials

Since January, Connecticut employers have produced some 2,600 net new jobs, less than one-third of the amount of jobs created through the first nine months of 2011, according to data released by the state Department of Labor Oct. 18.