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Connecticut gained 6,100 jobs in June led by manufacturing and construction employment.

Andy Condon, with the Connecticut Department of Labor, says June’s increase in jobs overcame declines the state saw in March and April.

Condon says construction and manufacturing are now the fastest growing sectors in the state's labor market, which he calls “a very good sign."

Connecticut’s unemployment rate for June was 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in May.

New York’s unemployment rate is at 4.2 percent.

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Connecticut’s economy is anything but boring. Revenue streams are fluctuating with a very volatile stock market. Last month the state was facing a $200 million deficit for this fiscal year. Now, state officials say, much to their surprise, there’s a $1 billion surplus.   

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The Congressional Budget Office report released Sunday finds that the Senate tax overhaul bill harms the poorest Americans even more than originally thought.

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A New York fiscal reserach organization says all eight of Long Island’s Industrial Development Agencies should merge into one.

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A Quinnipiac University poll released today shows that American voters are more concerned with health care and race relations than the economy.  

Pollster Tim Malloy says 22 percent of voters said that healthcare is the most important problem facing the nation today. 19 percent said race relations, and 15 percent said the economy.