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Danbury Labor Market Area adds jobs in August

All six of Connecticut's Labor Market Areas showed employment gains in August, though Danbury had the smallest gain.  The area added 400 jobs, about half a percent increase from last month. The year over year change for the Danbury Labor Market Area was a gain of 1300 jobs, a growth of 1.7 percent. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area led the state in August picking up 4600 positions since last month.  


The August Private Sector work week in Connecticut averaged 33.7 hours, with average hourly earnings at $34.06.  The Danbury Labor Market Area average weekly hours for the month worked out to 36.8.  Average hourly earnings for the area in August was little more than $35.  The Danbury area average weekly earnings according to the latest report from the state Department of Labor was 1-thousand-289 dollars. 

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