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Connecticut Jobs Off Slightly In November

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Last month’s record cold spell apparently had an impact on the Connecticut jobs front. The state Labor Department reported a loss of 3,700 jobs for February. The unemployment rate was 6.4%. […]


Unemployment rate through September 2014. Dark blue points are Connecticut, white points are national. Chart courtesy of the Connecticut Labor Department.

State Adds Jobs, Unemployment Rate Improves

Numbers released today by the state of Connecticut show the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.4 percent.



State’s Unemployment Drops A Tenth Of A Point, To 6.6%

The Labor Department says Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped in July, to 6.6%, down from 6.7% in June.



State Unemployment Rate Improves, But Jobs Lost

The state’s unemployment rate is below 8 percent for the first time since 2009.



Business Owner Accused Of Failing To Pay $469,000 In Wages

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.



Connecticut Jobs Picture Improves, Though Rate Unchanged

Job growth in Connecticut continues, but the unemployment rate remains stuck at a relatively high 8 percent, state labor officials said Thursday.



2,600 New Jobs In State, Unemployment Steady At 8%

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.


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Lack Of Action In Congress Could Affect Jobless Benefits For State Residents

State labor officials say about 43,000 Connecticut residents could lose emergency unemployment benefits at the end of December unless Congress continues the program.


(Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Unemployment Up Again, Despite Jobs Gain

Connecticut’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in October, returning to 9 percent after falling below that threshold in the summer.


Aerials from Governor Malloy's tour of damage from Hurricane Sandy (Courtesy Connecticut National Guard)

Storm Cleanup Funds on the Way

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. […]