CBIA's Pete Gioia called the job gains "a fairly weak number."
The labor market in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor shed 900 jobs last month, the largest number for Connecticut’s metro areas.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor in September added 700 jobs last month.
Private-sector employment is up by 10,500 seasonally adjusted jobs over September 2018. The state Department of Labor also revised the August job gain of 2,800 down to a gain of 1,200.
“If this pace of job recovery continues, we will get to full recovery by early 2020,” says Pete Gioia, economic adviser of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.
“July’s payroll employment was essentially flat to June’s,” said Andy Condon, director of the Office of Research at the Connecticut Department of Labor.
Private-sector employment declined by 1,600 to 1,457,400 jobs over the month of May.
CBIA's Pete Gioia complained the job growth was "lethargic and is subpar" compared with New England.
"How many more jobs do we have to lose before the legislature changes its direction?" asked CBIA's Pete Gioia.
"We need to create a state where businesses are growing and investing," said CBIA's Pete Gioia.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area saw 1,000 net new positions while the Danbury area lost 100 jobs.
"It is clear that Connecticut’s labor market continues to tighten," said Andy Condon, director of the DOL’s Office of Research.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate improved even after it lost 500 jobs in September, according to the state Department of Labor.
While everyone cheers the CTrail Hartford Line's potential for reducing highway traffic, opinion is mixed on how it will affect property values here.
Since joining the organization in 1989, Gioia managed CBIA’s research department, delivered over 200 pieces of testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly and led over 130 major conferences.