Connecticut’s jobless rate remained fixed at 6.4 percent in October, despite the addition of about 3,600 new jobs, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. The agency’s latest report also downgraded job growth estimates it had released two weeks before Election Day.
Connecticut Department of Labor
July job gains drive CT unemployment rate down to 6.6 percent
Connecticut’s unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in July as the state gained 2,400 non-farm jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday.
CT’s jobless rate under 7 percent for first time in five years
Connecticut’s unemployment rate cracked the 7 percent floor for the first time in five years in April thanks to 2,200 new jobs created, the state Labor Department reported Thursday.
CT Labor Department: ‘Moderate’ jobs growth has resumed
Connecticut added 4,900 non-farm jobs in March, an indication the state has resumed the moderate growth apparent at the end of 2013 and interrupted by the snows of January, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Unemployment was unchanged at 7 percent, ending a seven-month string of monthly decreases.
Malloy challenges Boehner, Part II
Washington – Gov. Dannel Malloy is tussling with House Speaker John Boehner again, this time over long-term unemployment benefits.
Connecticut’s jobless rate falls to 7 percent
Connecticut’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in February as the state gained about 800 jobs, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
Report: Unemployment, jobs in CT dipped in January
The Connecticut Department of Labor issued a mixed labor analysis Friday, revising upwards the number of jobs created in 2013, while reporting that employment declined in January, even as the unemployment rate fell for a sixth consecutive month to 7.2 percent. Non-farm employment dropped 10,400 positions in January after hitting a post-recession high of 1,663,500 jobs in December, a fall partly blamed on the recent cold and snowy weather.
Connecticut’s unemployed pin hopes on divided Congress
The Democratic-led Senate has voted several times to restore benefits to 3.6 million long-term unemployed like Norwalk resident Joel Zaremby, but it fell one vote short of the 60-vote threshold needed to move the legislation forward. Now the Senate is trying one more time to find a compromise that will clear that hurdle. But time is running out.
CT jobs numbers don’t lie, they just confuse
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trotted out a favorite statistic Monday on the tarmac of Waterbury-Oxford Airport, where he was promoting his administration’s economic development efforts: More than 40,000 jobs have been created in Connecticut since he took office. “The reality is with the creation of over 40,000 private sector jobs, we’re doing a pretty good […]