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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Online Hub Highlighting the Benefits for Young Professionals To Live and Work in Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut has launched CTForMe, a new online hub focused on attracting and retaining young talent to the state. The initiative include a website ( and Instagram account (@CTForMe) that feature the organic visual stories of young talent, entrepreneurs, and professionals who live and work in Connecticut.

Content on CTForMe reflects key themes of interest to young professionals, including employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, walkable cities and open spaces, arts and culture, the green economy, the environment and sustainability, community impact, and multiculturalism within Connecticut – all shared in the first-person.

The CTForMe hub, which is an initiative of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, incorporates original and curated content, including videos, first-person testimonials, news stories, statistics, and career and networking resources. This content will be shared with young talent across Connecticut and in surrounding states through social media programs, media outreach, digital marketing, and search engine marketing. Read More
Economists Debate Connecticut’s Steep Drop in Workforce Numbers
From May 2020 to May 2021, Connecticut’s workforce — the number of people in the state working or actively looking for work — dropped by 135,000, or 7.2 percent. That’s the second-largest decrease among any of the 50 states during that time period, according to numbers from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the 18 states reporting declines, the largest was in Ohio (283,000) followed by Connecticut (135,000) and Pennsylvania (97,000).

Numbers just released from the Connecticut Department of Labor estimate that the state recouped about 19,000 people to the workforce in June. Read More
New Data Will Show How Racial and Ethnic Makeup of Neighborhoods Has Changed Since the 2010 Census
The U.S. Census Bureau by August 16 is set to release in-depth demographic statistics from the 2020 Census that will be used to redraw legislative voting districts.

These follow the April 26 release of the first results from the 2020 Census, which showed that the total population was 331.4 million. The first release determined each state’s share of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The August data release will provide the first look at the demographic characteristics of the nation by state, county and city (down to the census block level), including:

  • Race and ethnicity.
  • Voting-age population.
  • Occupied and vacant housing units.
  • People living in group quarters like nursing homes, prisons, military barracks and college dorms.

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