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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • 11/15: 30-word rant

    11/15: 30-word rant
    The U.S. Congress is dysfunctional; yet constituents keep sending lawmakers back. Ergo the voters are also dysfunctional. The result is the perpetuation of a government that works against the voters' own best interests. The nation's unemployment rate is...
  • Metra approves fare increase

    Metra approves fare increase
    Metra's board Friday unanimously approved a fare hike averaging nearly 11 percent starting in February, but not without a note of dissent over the size of the increase. That challenge was withdrawn, however, when Chairman Martin Oberman directed Metra'...
  • Job gains were solid in October but wage growth still lags

    Job gains were solid in October but wage growth still lags
    October’s solid labor market growth of 214,000 net new jobs helped push the unemployment rate to a six-year low, but wasn’t strong enough to boost workers’ wages significantly, economists said. “Employers are still holding all...
  • Services are available to Connecticut's job seekers

    There are services available to the unemployed and underemployed in the state of Connecticut, but they need to know about them in order to benefit from them. According to Sandy Rodriguez, communications director for Capital Workforce Partners (CWP),...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing

    Americans are quitting their jobs more, and that's a good thing
    WASHINGTON -- In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years. Other data on Thursday showed the number of new jobless claims rose last week but remained near a 14-...
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate hovers just above 4%

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate hovers just above 4%
    Lenders were offering 30-year fixed mortgages to solid borrowers this week at an average of 4.01%, a Freddie Mac survey found, down a hair from 4.02% last week. The average rate for a 15-year fixed loan, a popular option for refinancers, edged lower...
  • Bag it, City Council

    Bag it, City Council
    It now appears that City Hall not only lacks updated phone equipment but suffers a shortage of TV sets, radios and other modern communications gear. Nothing else could explain the Baltimore City Council's handling of plastic shopping bag legislation,...
  • $12.5 billion in tax breaks looking safe in Virginia

    $12.5 billion in tax breaks looking safe in Virginia
    A legislative review of tax breaks sprinkled throughout Virginia law is inching along with little prospect of ending any of these breaks any time soon. Gov. Terry McAuliffe may get into the game later this year as he crafts a new budget proposal, but...
  • Give a veteran a chance

     Give a veteran a chance
    Michelle Obama stepped to the microphone at a White House event this spring, and with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, highlighted the scandal of homeless veterans, noting that "roughly 58,000 veterans experience homelessness in America today." She called...
  • Grant Could Help Unemployed Get Into Health Care Workforce

    NEW BRITAIN — A new federal grant could help more than 250 long-term unemployed residents of central and northern Connecticut get training for new careers, Capital Workforce Partners announced Monday. The $6.7 million grant will also help 45 health...
  • Water district considers using storm money for pay increases

    Water district considers using storm money for pay increases
    Taxpayer money intended for hurricane recovery could possibly be used to boost pay at the South Florida Water Management District, according to a district proposal. While that could clash with rules for how to use money from the Federal Emergency...