| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:21 AM
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market.
Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it.
According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:42 PM
With a felony conviction for larceny, Shani Halima Williams doesn't seem a likely fit at a company that operates group homes for developmentally disabled adults, particularly one that saw at least five of its workers fired or arrested for alleged abuse at...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:38 PM
ROCKY HILL — A Mashantucket woman was accused of fraudulently collecting more than $23,000 in unemployment benefits, said a spokesman for the Chief State's Attorney's Office.
Tracy A. Daley, 42, of Elizabeth George Drive on the Mashantucket...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:37 AM
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving.
The Labor Department says applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A Trumbull man was charged on Thursday with collecting more than $8,000 in unemployment benefits fraudulently, the state division of criminal justice said.
Luis Joel Otera, 35, of Beverly Road, was charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:48 AM
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.
Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:56 PM
It's a challenge many a military family has faced over the years – one spouse is transferred from Virginia and the other has to leave a good Virginia job – and a new state effort aims to ease the pain.
The first report card on state Sen....
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Initial unemployment claims fell last week, dropping the average over the previous month to its lowest level in 14 years, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down 10,000 from the...
| 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-...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The economy performed worse than initially estimated amid severe winter weather in the first quarter, contracting for the first time in three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Wall Street shrugged off the news in early trading.