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All told, 80 percent of the state’s 169 municipalities added new establishments last year -- a growth rate of 7.5 percent since 2010.
The inaccuracies include overstating the number of jobs, failing to collect certain required information and reporting estimates that were off by tens of millions of dollars in 2017.
Driven by an aging population, the health care sector is expected to show the strongest growth.
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Further complicating matters were the wage disparities based on race and gender, according to a new report.
"We strive to be a vibrant and integrated workforce, where people with disabilities work alongside people without disabilities," said the Prospector's Mike “Munchie” Santini.
Positions being eliminated include internal IT operations – software engineers, systems engineers, program managers and support staff – as well as finance managers.
"Ten years from now, you’re going to see virtually all of the money in workforce development not coming from government, but from the private sector," said Carbone.
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.