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Connecticut unemployment rate dips slightly to 5.6 percent

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Preliminary figures show Connecticut's unemployment rate in August declined slightly, to 5.6 percent. (Source: CNN) Preliminary figures show Connecticut's unemployment rate in August declined slightly, to 5.6 percent. (Source: CNN)

Preliminary figures show Connecticut's unemployment rate in August declined slightly, to 5.6 percent.

Andy Condon, director of the Department of Labor research office, says August was a "relatively quiet month" for the state's labor market. However, the unemployment rate dropped for the second consecutive month, from 5.7 percent to 5.6 percent.

Monday's report shows Connecticut added 300 jobs in August. Education and health services added the most jobs.

The report indicates the construction sector experienced losses for the third consecutive month.

There were also job losses last month in the professional and business services sector and financial activities sector.

The report says the estimated 1,700 jobs added in July had to be revised to a loss of 800 jobs.

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