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Fed: CT has highest demand for computer, math worker visas

Among companies in New England states, those in Connecticut have shown the most intense demand for foreign worker visas to fill computer and math-related positions, according to a report from the...

New England’s Aug. unemployment rate flat

New England’s unemployment rate in August was flat at 5.9 percent in August, but down from 7.2 percent a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

Pharma giant taps Prudential to settle $1.4B pension obligation

Bristol-Myers Squibb said it has agreed to purchase group annuity contracts from Prudential Insurance Co. of America to settle the pharmaceutical maker's $1.4 billion in pension obligations to...

CT's 2Q personal income up 1.3 percent

Connecticut residents' wages and other forms of income grew 1.3 percent in the second quarter, the largest jump since the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau...

Alternative path to jobs for unemployed

Chris Powell |

Governor Malloy's latest economic development plan has buried its best part under another hundred million dollars in state government subsidies for particular businesses, subsidies that substitute...

Goodwill looking to fill more than 100 CT jobs

Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut said it’s trying to fill 112 retail positions at its 16 retail thrift stores across the state.

Max CT unemployment benefit inches upward

In its annual revision of the unemployment insurance benefit rate, the Department of Labor said it has increased claimants' highest-possible weekly benefit by $4.

Aug. ends CT's streak of job gains

Connecticut's six-month string of jobs gains was broken in August, but the jobless rate held at 6.6 percent, labor authorities say.

Study pegs UConn’s economic impact at $3.39B

An economic impact analysis commissioned by UConn determined that the school generated $3.39 billion in economic activity in 2013.

Greater Hartford GDP ticked up last year

The Greater Hartford area's gross domestic product grew nearly 2.8 percent in 2013, but accounting for price inflation, the growth was just 1.1 percent, according to new data released Tuesday by the...

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