| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:28 AM
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-...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season.
U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metro area for the fifth consecutive month in August, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Maryland added about 2,800 jobs in September, enough to make a slight dent in the unemployment rate, but too few to signal significant growth, economists said Tuesday after the release of a monthly report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Connecticut businesses in September had the hottest month for hiring in 20 years, according to statistics compiled by the federal government and released Monday by the state Department of Labor.
Businesses added 10,100 jobs, public schools and towns...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to their lowest level in 14 years as the labor market continued to show signs of improvement despite global economic problems.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook.
Initial claims for state unemployment...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:26 PM
It's a given in political campaigns that the challenger says the economy stinks and the incumbent makes the argument that life is good, or at least improving nicely.
So it is with Tom Foley and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and we know the right answer is...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Average weekly unemployment claims over the last month hit an eight-year low, the government reported, in another positive sign for the labor market recovery.
The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits held roughly steady at...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:03 AM
As Halloween candy piles up in stores, Christmas retail sales forecasts have started coming in, and they present a mixed bag.
The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that it expects holiday sales to increase 4.1 percent, to $616.9 billion, from...