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Pollster: CT workers have worst outlook on job creation

Workers in Connecticut sense the most sluggish hiring momentum of all 50 states, polling and research firm Gallup Inc. said Wednesday.

Hiring still going strong: 257,000 jobs added in January

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New year, same story: America continued its solid job growth in January.

CT small biz grew January payrolls slightly

Connecticut companies with less than 20 workers grew their workforces by an average of 0.08 percent in January, according to an index compiled by Intuit QuickBooks.

CT landscaper-grower hiring workers

Southington's Winterberry Landscape & Garden Center needs about 25 seasonal, full-time workers and has set a pair of mid-February hiring fairs to elicit candidates.

CT union membership grew in 2014

Connecticut employees who are labor union members grew both in number and as a percentage of the total workforce last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With 4,800 more working, CT jobless rate 6.4%

Connecticut added 4,800 more jobs in December, pushing the state jobless rate down slightly, to 6.4 percent, state labor officials say.

DECD chief: Next mission is lifting CT’s urban jobs

Gregory Seay |

As Connecticut continues to regain its economic mojo, growing jobs will remain the focus of the state's investment in certain companies and industries, the state's chief economic-development booster...

CT manufacturing wages fifth-highest in U.S.

Manufacturing jobs in Connecticut had the fifth-highest hourly wage in the country in 2013, according to an analysis by a think tank that focuses on the plights of middle and lower-income workers.

Report: Hartford region's per capita GDP No. 2 in country

Greater Hartford's economic output is the second-highest in the country, according to a study released Wednesday by The Brookings Institution.

New bias suit against CT prisons agency

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's prisons department continues to rely on a flawed fitness test that is unfair to female job applicants, evidence the agency is intentionally biased in its hiring of female corrections...

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