The number of jobs in Connecticut fell by 5,700 in February, according to the monthly jobs report released Thursday, although the state’s job level is still in positive territory for the year. Ed Deak, an economist who does forecasts of the Connecticut economy for the New England Economic Partnership, said the big swings in monthly data suggest it’s not reliable. But he said the big picture is clear: Connecticut is not adding jobs as quickly as the nation. “We seem to be slogging along somewhere at 40 to 60 percent of the recovery of the U.S.,” he said. The Hartford Courant has the full story here…….