2014 was a good year for the U.S. economy: the unemployment rate fell to 5.6%, a significant drop from the 6.7% where it started in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This marks the first time it has been that low since June 2008.
A similar story could be found in Connecticut, where the unemployment rate dropped from 7.4% at the end of last year to 6.5% at the end of this one. Hartford had a relatively solid year as well, and saw an improvement in its unemployment rate; after closing 2013 with 6.8% unemployment, it closed 2014 with 6.2%.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield