Unemployment

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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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Top Resources For Job Seekers In Connecticut

Long-term unemployment and underemployment continue to sap the souls and purses of people and families all over the country. While Connecticut has been spared the worst of it compared to many states, that is no comfort to the jobless or to those trying to cobble together a series of part-time situations into something resembling a decent occupation. Turn to these Connecticut resources for help in your job hunt.

02/22/2013

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New England Labor Force Shrinking

V HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s labor force is showing steep declines, alarming some economists. The labor force contracted in each of the last six months of 2012. Federal statistics show that between 2010 and […]

02/03/2013

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Lack Of Action In Congress Could Affect Jobless Benefits For State Residents

State labor officials say about 43,000 Connecticut residents could lose emergency unemployment benefits at the end of December unless Congress continues the program.

12/26/2012

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State Added Jobs In November, Unemployment Drops

The State Labor Department says unemployment in Connecticut dropped two-tenths of a percent last month, to 8.8 percent

12/20/2012

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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election

Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.

11/07/2012

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