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CT Dept of Labor: After A Strong Pace in 2022, Unemployment Rate Holds Steady; Job Growth Trends Slow

Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo today released December labor situation data showing that the state’s unemployment rate stayed steady at 4.2%. After 11 months of job growth, Connecticut payroll jobs declined 0.1% with December down 1,600 jobs. In November, the state added 2,900 jobs across the public and private sectors, however, the November survey week ran through election day and counted poll workers and other one-day jobs. 

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CT Department of Labor Warns of Text Scams

CTDOL is warning residents of text scams that include links to fake webpages resembling CTDOL unemployment pages, including the unemployment benefits login page.

Additionally, the agency is reminding residents that receiving a 1099 tax form or a monetary determination letter may indicate that criminals are using your identity to try to claim unemployment benefits. 

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Connecticut Labor Market Statistics for December

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4.2%


State Unemployment Rate

2,900


Number of Jobs Added

1,667,900


Nonfarm Employment