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CT hourly minimum wage rises to $13 on Aug. 1

It will rise by another $1 in each of the next two years.

US Department of Labor spikes Trump era’s ‘Independent Contractor’ rule

The DOL said it anticipates that the rule’s withdrawal will avoid a reduction in workers’ access to employer-provided fringe benefits, including health insurance and retirement plans, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation coverage.

Lamont outlines workforce development proposal; Announces fed grant to train 2,000...

The $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help build career pathways in the information technology and advanced manufacturing sectors.

U.S. unemployment insurance claims level off

The U.S. Department of Labor reported this morning that the recent downward trend in new unemployment insurance claims came to a halt during the...

DOL puts positive spin on last unemployment insurance report before election

For the week ended Oct. 24, new unemployment insurance claims in Connecticut stood at 6,020 up 1,625 from 4,395 the previous week. In New York, there were 52,283 new claims, down 2,607 from the previous week.

Westchester has highest Hudson Valley unemployment; U.S. is 16.6 times higher...

The Hudson Valley had an unemployment rate in September of 6.5%, slightly below the average for all 10 regions of the state of 6.6% and dramatically lower than New York City’s rate of 13.9%.

‘Employee’ or ‘independent contractor’? DOL proposed definitions could save companies millions

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that, if finalized, the rule could result in net savings for employers of almost $481 million per year, most of that due to reduced litigation costs and fewer benefits payments.

New unemployment insurance claims drop 13%

Connecticut reported a drop of 858 new claims to 5,411 filed -- down from the previous week’s 6,269 claims -- while New York's number of new claims went up by 672 to 63,355 from the previous week’s 62,683.

Pandemic’s economic impact: Huge GDP drop, another unemployment rise

During the second quarter, the GDP lost 32.9%.

Unemployment insurance claims up for the first time in 15 weeks

For the first time in 15 weeks, the number of people filing new claims for unemployment insurance went up.

New unemployment insurance claims push pandemic total to 51.2M

Trump had generally scored well on the economy, with the new Quinnipiac result being his worst net score on the economy since August 2017.

New unemployment insurance claims rise by 1.5M again

There were 1,508,000 new claims made for unemployment insurance during the week ending June 13, according to statistics released this morning by the U.S. Department...

2.9M filed unemployment claims last week; NY paid benefits top $7.4...

According to statistics released this morning by the U.S. Department of Labor, during the week ending May 9 there were 2,981,000 new seasonally adjusted...

Unemployment claims up in both NY and CT

In the seven weeks ended May 2, more than 33 million people filed claims for unemployment benefits, reflecting the economic slowdown attributable to the...

Unemployment rate hits 12.4%; TD Bank reports find mixed signals in...

In the week ending April 25, 3,839,000 Americans filed new unemployment insurance claims, according to seasonally adjusted figures released this morning by the U.S....