Unemployment rate

UConn economic study
5:02 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Malloy administration accused of misstating unemplyoment numbers

Governor Dannel Malloy
Credit Ebong Udoma/ file photo

Connecticut Republicans say a UConn study released on Monday confirms what they have been saying for months – that Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s administration has been misstating the state’s unemployment numbers. A Malloy spokesman denies the charge.

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Economic recovery
9:32 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Unemployment rate down in NY, Conn.

Labor officials say New York's unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in nearly five years. It dropped from 7.7%  in October to 7.4% in November.

The largest gains came in the educational and health service sectors.  Suffolk and Nassau counties have added more than 31,000 total non-farm jobs since November of 2012.

The unemployment rate in Connecticut has dropped to 7.6%.  It's the third consecutive month that rate has fallen. Officials caution the decline has come amid a shrinking labor force.

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Searching for jobs, or at least leads
10:36 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Job fair in Danbury, Conn.

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. 

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Unemployment
10:35 am
Mon July 29, 2013

More Conn. workers seeking part time, temporary jobs

Joe Carbone, President and CEO of The Workplace

Connecticut residents who are looking for work were no doubt disappointed to learn the unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.1 percent in June. The Department of Labor has reported the state has only recovered 48 percent of lost jobs in the recession. For the unemployed, the under whelming job growth has limited their options. As a result there's been a recent surge in workers seeking part-time and temporary jobs, hoping to break the cycle of unemployment.


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Business
9:47 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Conn. unemployment numbers flat in June

Job growth in Connecticut was essentially flat in June. That's according to the latest unemployment numbers released by the state labor department. The state's unemployment rate edged up slightly from 8 percent in May to 8.1 percent.


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