Some 13,000 residents are expected to lose their extended federal unemployment checks because of a drop in Connecticut’s jobless rate.
At least 25,000 people have filed for unemployment since Friday, prompting the Department of Labor to conduct at-home drills.
The state Department of Labor reported Thursday a net loss of 1,500 jobs in May, the fifth consecutive month of job losses in Connecticut
Connecticut gained 1,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in January, its lowest point in 17 years.
The jobs report released Thursday showed Connecticut’s unemployment rate in May was 4.9 percent, unchanged since April and four-tenths of a point lower than a year ago. The state had a net gain of 6,700 jobs, a gain partially offset by revised numbers showing a loss of 3,100 jobs in April, nearly double the loss originally reported.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in November as it added 2,100 jobs, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
Connecticut posted a mixed jobs report for May on Thursday, recording the first monthly job loss of 2016, while the unemployment remained unchanged at 5.7 percent.
Connecticut’s private sector gained “a solid 5,000 jobs” in February as its unemployment rate remained at 5.5 percent, according to the monthly labor report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.
Despite gaining 900 jobs, Connecticut’s unemployment rate rose slightly in January from 5.4 to 5.5 percent, the state Department of Labor reported Friday. The department also significantly reduced its original job growth projections for 2015 by 14,700 jobs. That means Connecticut only has recovered 73 percent, or 86,700 of the jobs lost in the last recession.