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Connecticut hit with more job losses in February
Connecticut lost 1,600 jobs in February, and its unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7 percent, according to the latest employment report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. The unemployment rate equals the national figure and compares with state levels of 4.5 percent in January and 5.5 percent in February 2016. “Much of the job declines in February came from industries that can be weather-affected, and it should be noted that the survey reference week occurred during a…