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For the week ended Oct. 24, new unemployment insurance claims in Connecticut stood at 6,020 up 1,625 from 4,395 the previous week. In New York, there were 52,283 new claims, down 2,607 from the previous week.
During the second quarter, the GDP lost 32.9%.
The state is also one of just three – along with West Virginia and Wyoming – whose workforce has shrunk since the Great Recession in 2008.
The state was 42nd in personal income growth and population growth; 49th in gross domestic product growth; and 50th in debt per capita.
Connecticut's third-quarter 2017 performance was led by the finance and insurance industries, followed by manufacturing.