Cathy Osten


Cathy Osten



June 16, 2022

Sen. Osten Welcomes Norwich-New London Area As Having The Strongest Monthly Job Growth In Ct

EASTERN CONNECTICUT — State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) today welcomed a new state Department of Labor report which shows the Norwich-New London-Westerly, R.I. labor market area had the strongest job growth last month of any of the six labor markets in Connecticut, growing by 500 jobs.

The Norwich-New London area not only had the strongest job growth of any labor market area in the state last month, so far the Norwich-New London area has also had the strongest seasonally adjusted job growth of any region in Connecticut over the past year, growing by 3,500 jobs, or 3%.

Overall, from April to May, the unemployment rate in Connecticut dropped by two-tenths of a percent to 4.2%, and the private sector added 2,900 jobs.

“Help wanted signs are out all over eastern Connecticut, and people are responding, getting jobs and starting careers that help pay the bills and plan for the future,” Sen. Osten said. “Just last week I was at an event with Electric Boat at Ella Grasso Technical School as they welcomed a large group of students who are going to work at EB right out of high school. Our school to work pipeline is paying off, the construction and manufacturing and leisure and hospitality sectors have rebounded over the past year, and I know there are more jobs to be had. So overall this is a very good jobs report for eastern Connecticut.”

The DOL’s monthly “Labor Situation” report can be found at