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Database: Clinton continues trouncing Trump for Connecticut dollars

Updated Sept. 26, 2016 – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign raised $900,998 in August in Connecticut – just about double what Republican rival Donald Trump has raised here the entire election cycle. Clinton’s campaign has raised $5.5 million in individual contributions in Connecticut while Trump has raised $477,516. Trump’s campaign saw a 10-fold uptick in receipts from May to June, but that has remained relatively flat since.

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Violent crime in Connecticut down, murder rate up

Compared to the rest of the country, Connecticut had the second-largest decrease in violent crime between 2014 and 2015 — about a million incidents or 8.5 percent. The state experienced overall its lowest of number of crimes since 1967 and was one of just nine that saw a drop in violent crime over the year.

State’s jobless rate falls to 5.6 percent

Connecticut’s unemployment dropped slightly from 5.7 to 5.6 percent in August as the state added 300 jobs, the Department of Labor reported Monday. The new unemployment rate still remained higher in August than the 5.3 percent rate of one year ago.