Danbury Takes the Prize for Lowest Unemployment Rate in Connecticut
I've got good news and even better news. Connecticut's unemployment rate is down from 3.9% to 3.8%.
The better news? The results for the lowest unemployment rates in cities with populations of 40,000 or more, Danbury comes out on top with an unprecedented 2.7% unemployment rate. Here's how they mapped out according to the Connecticut Department of Labor updated on May 17, 2019.
- Danbury - Pop. (46,705) - 2.7%
- Stratford - Pop. (70,101) - 2.8%
- Bridgeport - Pop. (68,648) - 4.8%
- Waterbury - Pop. (50,216) - 5.2%
- Hartford - Pop. (53,029) - 6.4%
An article in ctmirror.org shows that Connecticut gained 300 jobs in April which dropped the state's overall unemployment rate from 3.9% to 3.8%.
Connecticut's private sector (privately owned companies) grew 500 jobs in April while the public sector (government jobs) lost 200 jobs.
The good news just keeps on coming. Connecticut has recovered 98,500 or 81.9% of the 120,300 jobs lost during the recession that hit us hard between March of 2008 and January of 2010. Way to go Danbury! You Rock!