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Westchester County was second among large counties in the nation for growth in average weekly wages paid by businesses during the second quarter of...
The Consumer Price Index in the area is up for the year by 1.7% compared with 2019, but showed a 0.2% decline for October 2020 compared with October 2019.
When the economic effects of the pandemic were first seen by the state’s Department of Labor -- during the week of March 15 – 50,109 females filed for unemployment, compared with 28,464 males.
Pizzella said what he hears most from business leaders is, “I’ve got to find more skilled workers.”
The average weekly wage in Fairfield County was still the nation’s eighth-highest.
Connecticut holds steady at 5.1 percent.
The New England unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 4.7 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported recently, but that number is more than a percentage point better than a year ago.
A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that private employer costs for defined contribution plans - such as the 401(k) - were nearly 40 percent higher than private employer costs for defined benefit plans.
Through the first 10 months of 2011, Connecticut employers added 12,000 jobs, while the first 10 months of 2012 have yielded just 1,400 net new positions.
Private employers added 184,000 jobs in October, the most since February, as retail hires were the highest for any one month since April 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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