CT shed 1,500 jobs in April, pushing the state's jobless rate up a hair, to 4.9 percent, labor authorities say.
Kentucky's leisure and hospitality sector showed the largest month-to-month increase in April 2017, growing by 1,600 jobs.
Financial activities added 1,300 jobs, education and health services added 800, and other services added 100.
The state Office of Labor and Workforce Development says the April jobless rate of 3.9 percent was up from 3.6 percent in March. It has left rates unchanged since it last eased in August 2016. Manufacturing saw a decline of 2,900 jobs.
Over the year, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent from 4 percent in April 2016.
However, all of the increase in job numbers came from part-time employment which soared 49,000 while full-time employment fell by 11,600, the data showed.
The state's labor force rose to 3.69 million - an increase of 3,400 people from the previous month. The construction sector and education and health services sector followed with 1,500 jobs each. Construction and the hospitality/food sectors showed loss of jobs, the most serious ones, amounting to a dip of almost 7%, is in construction. "This means higher borrowing costs, which inevitably get passed along to taxpayers, meaning higher taxes, less job growth and further outmigration".
The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford market recorded the largest job loss, down 1,000 positions, while the Norwich-New London-Westerly and Waterbury markets also lost positions in April. In April 2016, the unemployment rate was 5.4 percent.
Meanwhile the Euro was quick to mount a recovery this morning as France's own employment figures impressed investors, with the jobless rate sliding from 10.0% to 9.6% in the first quarter, falling below 10% for the first time since 2012. Over the past 12 months, however, this sector has increased by 7,900 jobs or 3.7 percent. Employment statistics undergo sharp fluctuations due to seasonal events, such as weather changes, harvests, holidays and school openings and closings.