The Labor Department says Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped in July, to 6.6%, down from 6.7% in June.
The state’s unemployment rate is below 8 percent for the first time since 2009.
The Connecticut Department of Labor has accused a business owner of failing to pay $469,000 in wages owed to 65 workers between June 2011 and last January.
Job growth in Connecticut continues, but the unemployment rate remains stuck at a relatively high 8 percent, state labor officials said Thursday.
Data from the State Labor Department show Connecticut added 2,600 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate held steady at 8% — or four-tenths of a point above the national average.
State labor officials say about 43,000 Connecticut residents could lose emergency unemployment benefits at the end of December unless Congress continues the program.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in October, returning to 9 percent after falling below that threshold in the summer.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Department of Labor is set to receive more than $1.8 million in federal funding to hire dislocated workers to help with cleanup and recovery efforts stemming from Superstorm Sandy. […]
An unusual monthly jobs report for July shows that employers in Connecticut added more than 5,000 jobs even as the unemployment rate jumped sharply, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
Connecticut’s hotline to file unemployment claims is opening for extra hours to handle a flood of new calls.