Conn Department of Labor http://wshu.org en Labor numbers show some gains, some losses in Conn. and Long Island http://wshu.org/post/labor-numbers-show-some-gains-some-losses-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 http://wshu.org Job fair in Danbury, Conn. http://wshu.org/post/job-fair-danbury-conn <p>Connecticut’s Department of Labor held its first job fair of the fall hiring season Friday in Danbury. During the summer the the state’s unemployment rate remained high compared to the rest of the country, at just over eight percent.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:36:57 +0000 Tarice Gray 5173 at http://wshu.org