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.

Towns are getting more state aid but less than promised

Your city or town probably would get more state aid under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new budget for 2016-17 than it did this fiscal year or last. A major new revenue-sharing program would cap property taxes on vehicles, bolster funds for communities with colleges, hospitals and other tax-exempt properties, and provide general relief.