Recent employment figures could signal positive change in CT economy

The recent positive national employment statistics could signal the beginning of a turnaround for Connecticut's struggling economy. Fifty-seven thousand new jobs were created nationwide during the month of September, and new jobs in Connecticut rose by 3,500 in August. The figures have economists hoping for an even better future. Busy parking lots outside office buildings are an indication that jobs are returning, a fact that has lawmakers and state officials taking notice. Governor John Rowland (R-CT) said that the state is doing "better than the nation," but that Connecticut is "not out of the woods yet." Many are hoping that the positive trend will continue, easing pressure on the state budget and allowing the government to restore programs that had to be eliminated over the past couple years.

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