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Comptroller: CT’s 2016 budget $800K in black

Comptroller Kevin Lembo said Tuesday that the financial markets volatility has complicated Connecticut’s 2016 fiscal year budget outlook, but that his office is currently projecting an $800,000...

Report: CT small biz hiring slows in Aug.

Connecticut companies with less than 20 workers shrunk their workforce by an average of 0.06 percent in August, according to an index compiled by Intuit QuickBooks.

Greater Hartford’s most concentrated profession

Compared to other metro areas across the country, Greater Hartford’s most concentrated profession may come as no surprise.

UIL offers $20M to customers if merger approved

In order to get Connecticut regulators to sign off on its proposed $3 billion merger to Spanish energy giant Iberdrola sometime this year, New Haven utility parent UIL Holdings offered $68 million in...

Census figures reflect recession’s impact on CT firms

There were 326,693 Connecticut firms in 2012, down 1.7 percent from 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed this week.

CT hiring lowers July jobless rate to 5.4%

Connecticut employers hired 4,100 workers in July, cutting the state's jobless rate to 5.4 percent, state labor authorities say.

Rising costs usher in pension ‘de-risking’ cycle

Matt Pilon |

Many Connecticut workers probably think of a pension as something their parents had, or something they'll never get.

Grocer ALDI needs 80+ CT workers

Grocer ALDI is staging four August hiring events across Connecticut, beginning Saturday, to recruit more than 80 new workers for jobs paying $12 to $25 an hour.

New England unemployment continues to fall

New England’s jobless rate was among the lowest among U.S. regions in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.

State Labor Dept. eliminating 95 positions

The state Department of Labor said Wednesday that the agency will have to cut 95 positions due to reduced federal funding.

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