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Connecticut employers added 4,600 jobs in November; unemployment rate increases slightly


WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut — A new state Department of Labor report shows Connecticut employers added 4,600 jobs last month, marking a new employment recovery high-point.

The state's unemployment rate, however, increased by one-tenth of a percentage point in November to 6.5 percent. That's still a full percentage point lower than the November 2013 unemployment rate of 7.5 percent.

The number of nonfarm jobs increased by 25,700 positions since November 2013, to nearly 1.7 million jobs.

The Connecticut Department of Labor released its monthly labor situation report Thursday.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called the report another positive sign that the state is making progress in creating good-paying jobs with good benefits for residents.

Len Fasano, the incoming Senate Republican leader, said Connecticut "continues to seriously lag behind the rest of the nation."

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