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Connecticut Jobs Off Slightly In November
State Adds Jobs, Unemployment Rate ImprovesNumbers 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 LostThe state's unemployment rate is below 8 percent for the first time since 2009.
Business Owner Accused Of Failing To Pay $469,000 In WagesThe 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 UnchangedJob 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.
Lack Of Action In Congress Could Affect Jobless Benefits For State ResidentsState labor officials say about 43,000 Connecticut residents could lose emergency unemployment benefits at the end of December unless Congress continues the program.
Unemployment Up Again, Despite Jobs GainConnecticut's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in October, returning to 9 percent after falling below that threshold in the summer.
Storm Cleanup Funds on the Way
State Unemployment Numbers Up And DownAn 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.
Unemployment Hotline Will Open Saturdays This MonthConnecticut's hotline to file unemployment claims is opening for extra hours to handle a flood of new calls.
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