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COVID-19 LATEST: Deaths top 100; CT to receive about $1.45 billion...

The $2.5 billion in the state’s Budget Reserve Fund (also known as the Rainy Day Fund) puts Connecticut "in pretty good shape" through at least June 30, said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Obviously, this is the rainy day,” added Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management Melissa McCaw. “We are well-positioned to weather this storm.”

Westport’s Paper Source furloughs staff

The furloughs "will continue indefinitely, but are intended to be temporary and last less than six months," the store says.

Massive layoffs at Macy’s, Kohl’s, Gap, Bridgeport bakery, Mystic Seaport

Bridgeport’s Lecoq Cuisine Corp. has laid off 181 workers. “Although this action may be temporary, given the uncertainty created by this pandemic, this separation may be permanent,” according to Chief People Officer Laura Brown.

Hospitality, tourism sectors taking a beating; hoping for jump-start once crisis...

“We are starting to plan for our economic recovery and continue to look to book events over the next couple of years,” says Thomas Madden, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau chair and Director of Economic Development for Stamford.

Pre-pandemic, Connecticut added 4,000 jobs in February

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor lost 1,000 jobs last month.

Connecticut Restaurant Association warns Lamont that many eateries ‘will never reopen’...

“Restaurants were the first businesses to be immediately and severely impacted by this crisis, and without your immediate assistance they will also be Connecticut’s first industry‐wide casualty,” Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch warned the governor.

Food service company cancels U. of Bridgeport contract; 65 jobs lost

As of Friday, the number of students remaining on UB’s campus was under 100, most of whom are international.

CT added 2,600 jobs in January, lost 3,300 during 2019

Condon blamed the downward revision on the difficulty in growing jobs in a low unemployment rate environment.

Connecticut gained 100 jobs in December

CBIA's Pete Gioia called the job gains "a fairly weak number."

Connecticut gained 900 jobs in November

The labor market in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor shed 900 jobs last month, the largest number for Connecticut’s metro areas.

Connecticut shed 1,500 jobs in October

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor in September added 700 jobs last month.

CT economy was strongest in eight years in 2018; still lags...

Connecticut ranked second to last in terms of wage growth, with only South Carolina putting up a lower increase, while the state’s 4.1% unemployment rate was above the national figure of 3.9%.

Connecticut added 3,600 jobs in September

Private-sector employment is up by 10,500 seasonally adjusted jobs over September 2018. The state Department of Labor also revised the August job gain of 2,800 down to a gain of 1,200.

CT Labor Department expanding manufacturing job placement program with $10M from...

The sector posted 160,600 jobs in July -- up nearly 3% from its low point in June 2014 – but thousands of jobs are going unfilled due to the skilled worker shortage, according to the state Department of Labor.

Sikorsky, Teamsters launch student pre-apprenticeship program to create manufacturing jobs

The pre-apprenticeship program allows students to apply the hours of work and study certified to any aerospace manufacturer.