Connecticut’s job growth, according to one key metric, has slowed to its lowest level since the last recession ended.
CT business group likes Trump focus on skilled immigrants, but not limits
WASHINGTON — President Trump has embraced a bill that would drastically cut legal immigration to the United States, but it has drawn criticism from labor, business and immigrant advocates who say it would hurt Connecticut’s economy. The legislation has little chance of congressional approval, but has opened a new front in the debate over immigration.
Economists divide on how deeply state layoffs wound economy
Ongoing state employee layoffs are expected to wipe out one-sixth of the job growth Connecticut enjoyed last year. Economists agree these job cuts will harm the economy, but divided over the long-term impact and the alternatives.
VIDEO: How to ensure CT residents can ‘age in place’
Ensuring that seniors can “age in place” – that is, receive long-term care at home or in their community, rather than in a nursing home – is a major policy goal of Connecticut leaders. In a Google Hangout video, experts discuss efforts to achieve it by addressing transportation, housing, home health care and workforce issues. In one Connecticut town, the high school football team also played a role. The hangout was sponsored by AARP Connecticut.
Feds say CT cities had little economic growth in 2014
WASHINGTON – How healthy is the state’s economy? It’s a tale of two Connecticuts, and the subject of widely different viewpoints. But a recent federal report shows Connecticut’s big cities lag most others in the nation when it comes to economic growth.
Economists: Deceptive market, sequestration, scuttled Malloy surplus
A deceptive stock market, weak job growth and federal sequestration combined to turn Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budgetary oasis into a mirage, according to several leading Connecticut economists.