The Bureau of Labor Statistics summed up all the state jobs reports today, and it shows Connecticut was one of only nine states that added enough jobs in April that the agency’s economists are confident the growth is more than just noise in the data.
While 30 states added jobs in April, in 21, the growth was small enough in 21 of them that it’s not statistically significant.
The places that were adding jobs fastest in April were Colorado, Hawaii, Missouri and Nevada.
Still, Nevada has a much longer way to go than Connecticut to return to economic health. It has the highest unemployment in the nation, at 9.6 percent.
Even though Connecticut’s unemployment rate, at 8 percent, sounds worse than the nation’s 7.5 percent, the BLS, which is the collector of the data, says because of the small sample size of the survey, those two numbers have no statistically significant difference.