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Connecticut’s private sector has recovered 102 percent of jobs lost during the recession – the first net expansion of private sector jobs in 88 months.
Connecticut has added 5,500 jobs since April 2016, the slowest year-over-year growth of the New England states.
The National Sports Shooting Foundation in Newtown reported more than 2,100 workers employed in firearms or ammunition manufacturing in the state in 2016.
"Cutting jobs is no way to achieve shared prosperity," American Federation of Teachers Connecticut President Jan Hochadel said.
For 2016, nonagricultural employment in the state grew by 5,400 jobs.
The state's high-ranking Democratic political leaders also offer encouragement for the ex-WWE CEO's new role.
Connecticut needs to add 36,900 jobs to reach an employment expansion.
Cindi Bigelow details how she prioritizes personal and professional responsibilities.
But Connecticut's unemployment rate fell from 5.6 percent to 5.4 percent, according to the state Department of Labor.
The library believes the actual number could be even larger due to under-reporting by participants.