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WalletHub: NY and CT lag behind many other states in employment...

During December, New York state was way behind many other states in recovering from the employment slump brought on by Covid, according to the personal finance website WalletHub.

NFIB: Small business optimism on the decline

Small business owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months fell four points to a net negative 37% -- its lowest level since November 2012.

Transdev laying off 34 in Bridgeport

The affected employees include 24 operators of paratransit vehicles, which provide transportation services for people with disabilities who are unable to use standard transportation conveyances.

More suspensions for state, Nuvance employees over Covid noncompliance

According to Gov. Ned Lamont, the compliance rate among state workers now stands at about 99%.

National Guard could temporarily fill positions of non-vaccinated state workers

As of yesterday afternoon, more than 20,000 (63%) state workers have indicated they are fully vaccinated.

The WorkPlace, expecting wave of post-pandemic job seekers, offers pop-up employment...

With federal and state unemployment bonuses now expired, there could be a returning tsunami of people looking for regular employment – and unsure of how to find it.

First round of CT’s ‘Back to Work’ bonus payments going out...

Approximately $10 million has been allocated for the program, which will provide bonus payments for up to 10,000 eligible applicants.

New York state gained over 43,000 private-sector jobs in July

New York state's latest preliminary data showed 43,800 private-sector jobs added to its economy, bringing the total to 7,496,400. That change translates to a 7%...

Food service Sodexo laying off 164 cafeteria workers at Fairfield U.

The layoffs will take place on or before July 15, when the contract with the school expires.

CT Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to be reinvigorated at last

The reforms are estimated to save the unemployment fund $84.25 million annually while generating $130.9 million in new annual revenues. 

Employment up, unemployment rate down in May as U.S. continues to...

The unemployment rate decreased by 0.3% in May, to 5.8%, compared to 13.3% in May 2020.

Connecticut added 500 jobs in April

The state's 8.1% unemployment rate was greater than the 6.1% national rate.

Lamont offering $1,000 to long-term unemployed who land a job

Workers will be eligible to receive only one incentive payment.

CT House passes bill to restore depleted unemployment insurance trust fund

The trust fund has been insolvent for 48 of the last 50 years.

April employment sharply below what was forecast

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows that the U.S. unemployment rate has barely budged, and stands at 6.1%.