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Report: CT child poverty up 50 percent since 1990

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The number of Connecticut children living below the poverty line has increased 50 percent over the past 25 years, according to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

CT: June job gains lower jobless rate to 6.7%

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Connecticut employers expanded payrolls for the fifth consecutive month in June, pushing the state jobless rate to a post-recession low 6.7 percent, state labor authorities say.

Hartford County avg. weekly wage fell in 2013

From the fourth quarter of 2012 to the fourth quarter of 2013, Hartford County’s average weekly wage declined 1 percent, to $1,197, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Amazon asks to start testing drone deliveries

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Getting all your deliveries by drone is getting one step closer to reality.

World Cup Final: the economics faceoff

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Soccer fans know the stats, the odds and the key players, but let's take a look at the economic figures.

Survey: Improving stock market won’t save pension plans

Companies’ pension plans have rebounded with recent improvement in the stock market, but employers are still examining ways to shed those plans, according to a survey by Prudential Financial.

CT unemployment second highest in New England

Connecticut's May unemployment rate of 6.9 percent was the second highest in New England, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nonprofit gets $1M to train ex-cons

A Hartford nonprofit has won a $1 million federal grant to provide job training to formerly incarcerated residents, Mayor Pedro Segarra’s office announced.

$10M in raises for 2,000 CT employees

Approximately 2,000 non-union state employees will receive 3 percent raises Tuesday, the state Office of Policy Management announced.

Workers rank salary as top motivator for first time since recession

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For the first time since the Great Recession, employees say compensation is the biggest contributor to job satisfaction, according to a new Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey.

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