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Claims for unemployment benefits tick up

he Wall Street Journal suggested that the increase indicated that new challenges for the U.S. economy lie ahead.

Metro area costs up for year; NY unemployment filings down

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.

Empire City Casino to reopen Sept. 21

Against the background of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo having announced that casinos and video lottery terminal facilities were allowed to reopen starting today with...

Lamont seeking federal funds for $300 weekly supplemental unemployment payments

If approved, the funds will “help fill the hole left when the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program expired on July 26,” the governor said, noting that "this is only a temporary backstop,”

Judge blocks Trump administration rule to undercut employee paid leave

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has thrown out most of a rule issued by the...

CT launches website to streamline entrepreneurs start and manage their businesses

Now live, the portal -- business.ct.gov – will allow users to communicate with several state agencies in one seamless interaction, allowing them to get their work done more quickly.

Jobs numbers and unemployment insurance claims both rise

With the U.S. economy still shattered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to bring it under control, U.S. Secretary of Labor...

New unemployment claims slightly down

The U.S. Department of Labor reported this morning that for the week ending June 20, new claims for unemployment benefits dropped by 60,000 from...

Ritz-Carlton in White Plains files closing notice

The Ritz-Carlton at 3 Renaissance Square in White Plains will be closing in September, according to notice filed with the New York State Department...

CT Labor Department adding personnel to process unemployment claims

The Department of Labor has processed 617,296 of the 635,772 applications it has received.

42.6 million unemployment insurance claims since outbreak hit

What in normal times would be a disastrous report on new unemployment insurance claims actually is an improvement compared with recent weeks as the...

Job loss claims top 40.7M in 10 weeks; Hudson Valley unemployment...

The number of workers in the U.S. filing unemployment insurance claims in the last 10 weeks as the COVID-19 outbreak took its economic toll...

Fairfield County nears 1,200 COVID-19 deaths; DOL receives fed grant to...

The state of Connecticut has now conducted over 200,000 COVID-19 tests, with nearly 40,000 positive results and over 3,600 deaths.

Unemployment grows to 39 million as billionaires’ net worth increases $434B

While the U.S. Department of Labor was today reporting 2,438,000 new unemployment insurance claims during the week ending May 16, bringing the nine-week total...

Labor Department girding for more unemployment applications while still clearing backlog

With two senior Trump administration officials admitting on Sunday TV talk shows that the unemployment situation could reach levels seen during the Great Depression...