Numbers are out. Connecticut lost jobs again, net negative for all of 2019. Rhode Island in the same boat, for a little longer, lost all of 2018 job gains in the 1st quarter of 2019. Stop n Shop strike disproportionately affects them. Not gonna help. Scuttlebutt is a couple local 'conomists thinking about calling statewide recession next month. Gonna wait for April figures though. MA is still holding strong. But CT and RI have a first in; last out relationship with recessions. Construction & transportation / material moving getting slammed. Building supply & mfg taking hits too.

Like I said in the other thread, some of the macro national numbers are starting to pick up. But the 'R' word is being bandied about again.