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Retail and financial services led the way in May, with both now ahead of last year’s pace, said the state Department of Labor.
Within Fairfield County, both Redding and Wilton had the lowest unemployment rate in 2017 at 3.6 percent, followed closely by Ridgefield and Westport, both at 3.7 percent.
An increase in Connecticut’s sales tax for restaurant meals could result in lost jobs, according to a study released by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in January.
“Since February 1989, the state of Connecticut has added 5,800 jobs,” he continued. “Not 5,800 per quarter, not 5,800 per year – 5,800 total. That’s incredible. We are dead last.”
In November 2017, Daymon announced it was merging with California-based Advantage Solutions.
“We need bold reforms to jumpstart our stalled economy, and we need a retooling of our jobs pipeline,” CBIA economist Pete Gioia said.
The job cuts are scheduled to take place by Dec. 31.