January 8, 2016
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Connecticut A Leader in Job Growth
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over the past 12 months, Connecticut experienced the sixth-largest decline in unemployment of any state in the nation. According to the most recent federal and state data, jobless numbers dropped from 6.3 percent in November 2014 to 5.1 percent in November 2015, one of the largest decreases nationwide.
Data released earlier this month shows that Connecticut has recovered all of the private sector jobs that were lost during the 2008 recession, bringing the state’s private sector recovery rate to 101.6 percent. Over the year, Connecticut has added 26,800 nonfarm jobs.
A Top-10 Energy Efficient State
An annual ranking from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) rated Connecticut among the Top 10 energy-efficient states in America.
Connecticut was noted for its financial incentives and energy efficiency investments. The state ranked sixth in the 2015 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the same position it held in 2014.
According to the report, “Connecticut’s leadership is committed to pursuing policies that encourage energy efficiency within the state, although processes like building code adoption have moved relatively slowly in recent years. Connecticut has put significant resources behind the launching of its green bank.”