WETHERSFIELD — The number of jobs added in Connecticut during the month of July continues in an upward direction, according to state labor analysts. For the sixth consecutive month, the state experienced a net increase in non-farm jobs; the total for July was 2,400, according  to the state Department of Labor’s Office of Research. Additionally, the unemployment rate continued to decrease. It was 6.6 percent in July -- down 0.1 percent from the previous month, and the lowest it’s been since 2008. “Connecticut experienced its first back-to-back June-July non-farm employment gain since the recovery began in early 2010,” stated Office of Research Director Andy Condon. “This growth, along with continued declines in the number of unemployed, may be an indication that the moderate employment growth we have seen this year will be sustainable for some time.” The July net increase was the result of a combined 3,100 added positions in the private sector and decrease of 700 positions in government segments. Sectors with the greatest gains in July were manufacturing, with 1,000; and construction, leisure and hospitality, and other services, with 800 each. In addition to government, sectors marking job losses in July were information (-400); trade, transportation and utilities (-100); and professional and business services (-100).