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Upbeat Jobs Report Gives Malloy New Ammunition

Upbeat Jobs Report Gives Malloy New Ammunition

The healthy gain of 6,400 jobs in May, reported Thursday by the state Department of Labor, is proof that the state is on the right track, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asserted, as we all knew he would. "Because of our efforts, Connecticut's economy is growing, job numbers are steadily improving, and employment is reaching heights that it hasn't in decades," Malloy said in a written release a half-hour after the report came out. The 26,100 new positions created in the past year (Malloy's numbers were off by 200 from the Labor Department's) represents the best sustained job growth since the late 1990s. Malloy took note that the unemployment rate, at 6 percent, is at...