One day after clearing a key Senate hurdle, legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits veered toward gridlock Wednesday.
State prosecutors say a Newington man collected more than $6,800 in unemployment benefits while he was in jail.
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.
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.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate held steady at 8.1% last month, more than three-quarters of a point above the national rate
Job growth in Connecticut was essentially flat in June as the unemployment rate edged up to 8.1 percent, the state Labor Department said Thursday.
Puerto Rico’s homeless population has risen sharply in the past two years amid an ongoing economic crisis that includes a nearly 14 percent unemployment rate, higher than any U.S. state.
Job growth in Connecticut continues, but the unemployment rate remains stuck at a relatively high 8 percent, state labor officials said Thursday.
The unemployment rate in New England ticked down in April to 6.8 percent, remaining lower than the national rate and in line with other states in the region.
As New England recovers from the worst recession in decades, Massachusetts and Vermont are posting the strongest gains while Rhode Island and Maine lag, an economists’ group said Wednesday.