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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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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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