Unemployment

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State Unemployment Rises As Job Growth Stalls

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.

07/18/2013

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Poverty In Puerto Rico At 14%; Homelessness On Increase

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.

07/09/2013

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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.

06/20/2013

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New England Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.8 Percent

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.

05/28/2013

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New England Economy Seen Improving, But Unevenly

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.

05/22/2013

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State Adds More Jobs, But Unemployment Holds At 8%

Preliminary estimates for April show Connecticut added jobs last month while the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

05/16/2013

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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.

04/18/2013

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New England Unemployment Down Slightly

The unemployment rate in New England ticked down in February to 7 percent, well below the national average.

04/17/2013

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Storm Contributes To 5,700 Job Loss In February

The Labor Department says Connecticut lost 5,700 jobs in February, partly due to the big snowstorm, but the new figures also show unemployment fell from 8.1 percent in January to 8 percent in February.

03/28/2013

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Jan. Unemployment Drops In State; Revised Figures Show 2012 Better Than First Thought

The Connecticut Department of Labor says its latest figures show improvement in the state labor market.

03/15/2013

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