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.
Connecticut’s Labor Department reports the state unemployment rate dipped to 8.9 percent in September, falling below 9 percent for the first time in almost two years.
State labor officials say Connecticut lost 8,600 jobs in August even as the unemployment rate dipped to 9 percent.
State labor officials say they have recently halted work by 19 companies at six construction sites in Westport.
A Bridgeport organization has been awarded over $300,000 to continue a program designed to help former convicts find work.