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Danbury labor market area has lowest unemployment in Conn.

Data released last week shows the Danbury Labor Market area has the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 7.1 percent. 


Connecticut's unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in January. 


Governor Dannel Malloy says revised data from the state Labor Department proves what he's been saying for months--the state is making progress on job growth.  Malloy says the data throws cold water on his critics who claim despite spending millions on grants and loans to have companies locate or expand in Connecticut, jobs weren't being created.


Malloy says there are other positive signs including a strong increase in real estate sales and a rise in new construction permits.  But Malloy added that he understands the frustrations of those still seeking work.

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