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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%.

CT employment to grow by 13.5% through Q2 of 2022, says...

The state DOL projects Connecticut’s 2020 to 2022 job growth to rise at a higher rate than Massachusetts’ 12.5% but below New York’s 17%.

Fed Reserve exec spins positive picture at CBIA event – but...

“What is the biggest threat to our recovery? Ourselves,” CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima declared.

Lamont lays out $103 million plan to rebuild CT’s workforce

The governor called his proposal “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape the future of Connecticut’s workforce and ensure it aligns with the needs of the post-pandemic, 21st century economy.”

U.S. retail and food sales grow 9.8% in March

Total sales for 2021 up to and including March were up 14.3% from the same period last year, with retail up 26.9% and food sales up 36% from last year.

Connecticut added 5,400 jobs in March

The state’s unemployment rate is now 8.3%.

Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut laying off 65

According to the chapter’s Director of Human Resources Kathleen Portolese, 11 of the affected employees are part-timers who wok “very limited hours.”

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.

Latest Stamford data paints (mostly) strong economic picture

City officials say Stamford is only a few hundred residents away from becoming the second-largest city in the state.

Lamont: Executive order helped net $35 million for workers displaced by...

The order retroactively and temporarily increased weekly unemployment benefits to $100 for many Connecticut residents, enabling them to qualify for the federal Lost Wages Assistance Program.