economy

Labor numbers
6:47 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Labor numbers show some gains, some losses in Conn. and Long Island

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.  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.

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Connecticut's economy
6:16 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Conn. economy looking up; not necessarily thanks to state policies

Credit The Connecticut Economy, based on statistics from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

In a report released Wednesday, Connecticut economists say the state’s economy is gaining momentum. Steven Lanza, editor of "The Connecticut Economy" says how and why the economy moves is more complicated than politicians might suggest on the campaign trail.


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