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  • CT Lost 6,000 Jobs In August; July Gains Smaller Than Reported

    The state Labor Department threw some cold water Thursday on Connecticut’s optimistic job outlook.

    The department not only reported a 6,000-job decline in August, but scaled back the 11,500-job gain it announced in July by more than 16 percent.

    Despite the job losses, Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in August at 8.1 percent. That’s because the number of people actively seeking employment also fell last month.

  • Rep Bolinsky Invites Job Seekers To Career Fair

    DANBURY — Newtown State Representative Mitch Bolinsky is inviting job seekers to an upcoming career fair sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) and the Danbury Chamber of Commerce.

    The event will take place on Tuesday, March 12, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue Extension.

    The fair will feature dozens of local employers, and also offers job seeking resources, including:

    *Nationally certified resume writers available for resume critiquing