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  • Malloy expresses concern over ballooning budget deficit

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he’s not endorsing the newly released deficit figures, which show Connecticut is facing a more than $1.2 billion deficit over the next 18 months, but he is also not surprised by them.

  • Labor Department: Connecticut still slowly adding jobs

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut added 3,200 jobs in August and the state unemployment rate reached its lowest point in more than seven years, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.

  • Connecticut unemployment rate inches closer to national average

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent as the state gained 4,100 jobs in July, according to the latest Labor Department statistics. The unemployment rate for July 2015 was 5.4 percent in Connecticut, which — seasonally adjusted — is much closer to the national unemployment rate of 5.3 percent. It’s a drop…

  • Connecticut adds 600 jobs in June

    Connecticut adds 600 jobs in June

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut added 600 jobs and its unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent to 5.7 percent in June, according to the Labor Department’s report released Monday. “Above trend private-sector job growth looks to be continuing, while the jobless rate has recently declined significantly,” Andy Condon, director of the Labor Department’s Office of…

  • Connecticut gained 24,600 jobs in past year

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Preliminary estimates from the Labor Department show the state added 24,600 jobs over the past year, including 6,400 jobs in January.