Connecticut jobs lost 1,400 jobs in April, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.
The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.5 percent, compared with a national level of 3.9 percent.
“April’s decline of 1,400 jobs was Connecticut’s second consecutive month of job declines,” Andy Condon, director of the Labor Department’s Office of Research. “However, job growth remains ahead of last year’s pace. Of note is that the manufacturing employment is now up 2.8 percent over the year. If this pattern holds, the sector will have overcome a decades-long trend of declining employment.”
The original calculation of 2,000 job losses in March was revised down to a loss of 3,500 for the month.