-Connecticut: The state has low unemployment and high personal income but a relatively slow pace of new job creation because of a slow recovery from recession. Connecticut is expected to gain just 9,200 jobs in 2006, although the unemployment rate is expected to fall slightly to an average 4.4 percent for the year. The pace of job growth is expected to pick up in 2008 through 2010, in response to national economic growth. Gross state product grew 6.6 percent in 2005, but the growth rate is projected to slow to 3.9 percent in 2006, followed by 4.3 percent in 2007.
"New England economic forecast, state-by-state." Associated Press 14 November, 2006.