Unemployment

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.

10/20/2014

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Platform To Employment

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ Elaine Stephens relocated last summer from Stamford to live with her daughter in Groton, thinking she had an administrative job all lined up. But the job, which she had expected […]

10/04/2014

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Local Government Jobs Decline In August; Unemployment Holds At 6.6%

Connecticut lost jobs last month for the first time in six months, according to new numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

09/18/2014

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March Unemployment Holds Steady At 7%

Connecticut labor officials say the state added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore the jobs lost in January due to extreme weather.

04/17/2014

Katherine Hackett, President Obama (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of Congress Announce Guests For State Of The Union

Some members of the Connecticut Congressional delegation have announced their planned guests for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

01/26/2014

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Murphy Tells Senate About Connecticut’s Unemployed

One day after clearing a key Senate hurdle, legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits veered toward gridlock Wednesday.

01/08/2014

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State Charges Newington Man Collected Unemployment Comp From Jail

State prosecutors say a Newington man collected more than $6,800 in unemployment benefits while he was in jail.

01/08/2014

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Connecticut Woman Chosen To Introduce President

A Connecticut woman with two sons in the U.S. military was chosen to introduce President Obama as he called on the House to join the Senate in extending unemployment compensation.

01/07/2014

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Connecticut Economic Outlook Says Discouraged Workers Are Behind Drop In Unemployment

University of Connecticut economists say in a new report that the state’s falling unemployment rate is due not to job creation, but because workers are quitting the labor force.

12/23/2013

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August Unemployment Holds Steady

Connecticut’s unemployment rate held steady at 8.1% last month, more than three-quarters of a point above the national rate

09/19/2013

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