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Unemployment rate falls to 49-year low


The last time the roaring American jobs market was this strong, astronauts were still going to the moon.

DOL: 2,400 CT businesses added in '17

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut added almost 2,400 businesses from 2016 to 2017, more than doubling the state's business growth rate in the year prior, according to the state Department of Labor.

It's not a trick question: Which governor is to blame for top two tax hikes in CT history?


Quick quiz: Which governor approved the two largest tax hikes in modern Connecticut history? If you answered Dannel P. Malloy you would be in elite company.

Private sector must lead on workforce development

Workforce development is top of mind for most Connecticut employers. And rightfully so.

$2.1M grant for CT labor-services pilot

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut says it's using a $2.1 million federal grant to explore with its public-private partners ways to retain and return to the job ill or injured workers -- potential alternatives to long-term...

New pot laws cloud employer drug policies


Employers beware: Rapidly changing rules and case law around medical marijuana use are challenging established disciplinary and hiring practices.

Auditors: Some DECD reporting errors have been fixed

Will Healey | Journal Inquirer |

A revised version of the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s 2017 annual report corrects many of the data errors found in the original version, however there continues to...

The Fed has a lot to talk about besides higher interest rates


Presidential influence. A trade war with China. Rising interest rates. Recession-proofing of US banks.

Survey: 25% of Americans own a side business

Joe Cooper |

Only a fraction of the 57 million Americans who own a side business have insurance to protect their additional income, a new survey says.

S&P: Aging population is hurting CT's economic growth

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut is the sixth oldest state in the country, and that has contributed to its diminished economic growth, a new report from S&P Global Ratings says.

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