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CT unemployment rate ticks up despite November job gains

Unemployment chart Nov 2014

A gain of 4,600 jobs in November wasn’t enough to stop Connecticut’s unemployment rate from ticking upward slightly in the state’s last report before the New Year. The jobless rate rose from 6.4 to 6.5 percent, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, but the state has gained 25,700 jobs over the last 12 months.
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Video: Workplace Retirement: Mirror/AARP Google Hangout

Along with sponsor AARP, The Connecticut Mirror will host its third Google Hangout on Thursday morning with Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo to discuss workplace retirement and savings options. Joining host and Mirror Budget Reporter Keith Phaneuf will be Lembo and AARP National Senior Legislative Representative Sarah Mysiewicz Gill from Washington D.C. Topics covered will include private workplace retirement options available to employees, payroll deduction savings plan and unfunded liabilities. Continue Reading →

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Malloy watch: Rubenstein leaving; Mullen, Klee staying


William Rubenstein will retire in January as the commissioner of consumer protection, while two others will return to the Malloy administration: Dr. Jewel Mullen at the Department of Public Health and Robert Klee at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Continue Reading →

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Malloy taps Ojakian, Barnes and two commissioners for 2nd terms

From left, budget Secretary Benjamin Barnes and Chief of Staff Mark Ojakian (file photo)

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that Chief of Staff Mark Ojakian, budget director Benjamin Barnes, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith and Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan all will return. Continue Reading →

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