Statement on Connecticut Losing 1200 Jobs in July

August 17, 2018

Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement in response to Connecticut losing 1,200 jobs in July and revising June jobs numbers down by 800.

“The jobs numbers released yesterday are a stark reminder of the work that lies ahead and where state leaders need to be laser focused in their efforts to improve Connecticut. Job growth is how we can provide opportunity for all people. It is how we can lift people out of poverty and create a state where hope flourishes and success is attainable by all. But we as a state have to be honest about and focused on the problems. This is something that all workers should care about, including local union employees who benefit from a vibrant economy where work is plentiful and their jobs can be stable.  But the reality today remains unstable. Connecticut still has not regained all jobs lost in the recession. We trail behind neighboring states. The policies of Gov. Malloy’s administration and Democrat lawmakers that have blindly followed him have not been successful. What has worked to improve our state is lawmakers coming together and listening to Republicans for the first time in decades. But there is more work to be done to turn our state around. We cannot rely on the same old tax and spend strategies Gov. Malloy has tried that have failed. We cannot ignore or downplay drops in our jobs numbers. We have to recognize the problem to tackle it head on.”