economy en Poll: most NYers say they're not better off compared to a year ago <p>A new poll finds the majority of New Yorkers say they are not&nbsp;better off now than they were four years ago. &nbsp;The sentiments do not seem to be hurting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s chances for reelection.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:34:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 14681 at NY Fed mostly positive on Conn. recovery <p>An economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York gave a mostly positive outlook for 2014 for Connecticut, despite the state's slow pace coming out of the recession.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:49:05 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 11355 at Connecticut Plagued by a Soaring Foreclosure Rate <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month, foreclosure filings sunk to the lowest number since the housing crisis began eight years ago. Home prices are up nationwide. But the recovery isn’t being felt everywhere. In fact, in some states like&nbsp;</strong><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut, foreclosures are soaring.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:46:23 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 10728 at Connecticut Plagued by a Soaring Foreclosure Rate Government shutdown impact on NYS <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 14pt">New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli&nbsp;is warning that a prolonged government shut down could depress the state&rsquo;s already struggling economy.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:45:47 +0000 Karen DeWitt 6071 at Government shutdown impact on NYS Labor numbers show some gains, some losses in Conn. and Long Island <p>The Connecticut Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate in August remained unchanged from July at 8.1 percent. The report shows a loss of 6,000 jobs, but the Labor Department says that's because of a miscalculation last month in their seasonal adjustment of the labor numbers.&nbsp; Long Island’s private sector lost 600 jobs in August compared to July. But the New York Department of Labor says that’s an improvement in the long-term. Over the prior 10 Augusts, the losses averaged 3,000.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:47:23 +0000 Craig LeMoult 5452 at