Connecticut’s jobs picture, meantime, has worsened in 2019 as the state has lost about 300 jobs since January. The state Department of Labor recently announced the state shed 1,500 jobs in May. Wages in Connecticut are also growing at a modest pace. New Haven County led employment growth, up 0.7 percent, followed by Hartford County at 0.4 percent. Employment in Fairfield County was unchanged and New London County had a 0.1 percent decrease.