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CT unemployment flat at 6.4 percent

The state added 3,600 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, but the unemployment rate remained flat at 6.4 percent compared to September, the Department of Labor said Thursday.

Conning: CT credit quality climbs 4 spots

After being ranked dead last in the country a year ago and 49th in May, Connecticut's credit ranking has improved to 45th, according to Conning's 'State of the States' ranking.

Report: 35 percent of CT households don't earn enough to get by

One in 10 Connecticut households is beneath the 2012 federal poverty level, but that measure is well inadequate, according to a new report by the Connecticut United Ways and Rutgers University.

As permanent hiring swells, so do temps’ ranks, clout

Gregory Seay |

The Connecticut and U.S. permanent-jobs marketplaces have always had the temporary/seasonal jobs market as their shadow.

How green is CT business?

The Winter edition of the Connecticut Green Guide delves deep into the sustainable business community's strengths and weakness, ranging from energy efficiency to public transit usage.

Report: CT’s female workforce faces persistent inequities

Connecticut women make up a larger piece of the workforce and pay has improved, but disparities with their male counterparts remain persistent, according to a study by the Permanent Commission on the...

Report: CT adds 275 clean energy jobs in 3Q

Connecticut announced the addition of 275 new clean energy and clean transportation jobs in the third quarter of 2014, ranking the state No. 7 in the U.S. for growth, a new report says.

Take HBJ's 2015 Economic Forecast Survey

Over the next few weeks, Nov. 11-Dec. 5, HBJ will make available an economic forecast survey that asks about your expectations for 2015. We'd ask that you take a few minutes to fill out the...

State broadens efforts to eradicate CT's underground economy

Greg Bordonaro |

It was around 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 when Resa Spaziani entered a bodega on Albany Avenue accompanied by Hartford police officers, who were on a mission that morning to inspect several small...

Intuit: CT small-businesses employment crept up in Oct.

Connecticut small businesses with fewer than 20 employees grew their workforces by 0.8 percent in October, payroll services provider Intuit said.

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