WETHERSFIELD — “[A] pattern of continuing job growth for Connecticut” is what the Department of Labor’s Office of Research says the latest labor-situation numbers show for April. Nonfarm jobs increased by 2,200 for the month, and unemployment dropped slightly to 6.9 percent. “Both the establishment and household employment surveys are pointing to an improving labor market going forward for the state after extreme winter volatility,” said Andy Condon, director of the Office of Research.


Sectors that gained positions in April included transportation and public utilities (800), education and health services (700), leisure and hospitality (700), financial activities (500), construction (500) and government (400). Those sectors that lost jobs in April included professional and business services (-600), other services (-400), manufacturing (-200) and information (-100).