Graph provided by Donald Klepver-Smith, Chief Economist for DataCore Partners LLC

Staggering employment numbers released by the Connecticut Department of Labor show that during the month of April, Connecticut lost twice as many jobs as it created in 10 years, putting the state back on its heels just when its economy was showing signs of life.

The 2008 Recession saw a loss of 119,000 jobs, and Connecticut had only recently regained those loss jobs in the private sector and never fully regained the job decline in the government sector.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of businesses across the state, Connecticut posted a loss of 266,300 jobs in the month of April alone.

The combined loss of jobs between March and April

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