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Unemployment rate at 4-year low as job growth beats estimates

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in April - the lowest it has been since December 2008 - as payrolls increased by 165,000 and the government raised its prior projections for job gains in February and March.

Labor Department issues stop-work orders

More than two dozen companies have been issued stop-work orders by the Connecticut Department of Labor since Jan. 9, affecting projects in Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Milford, New Haven, Putnam and Brooklyn.

U.S. adds 157,000 jobs in Jan. as unemployment ticks up

Employers added 157,000 jobs in January, falling slightly below projections, as the U.S. unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in December.

Initial unemployment claims fall on eve of critical jobs report

The Department of Labor reported that first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits fell by 9,000 to 363,000 last week.

Jobs data show slight gains, questioned by officials

Since January, Connecticut employers have produced some 2,600 net new jobs, less than one-third of the amount of jobs created through the first nine months of 2011, according to data released by the state Department of Labor Oct. 18.

Unemployment down to 7.8 percent in September

The U.S. economy added 114,000 workers in September as the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent, representing the lowest such mark since President Obama took office.