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Work In Progress: Going Back To Work During The Pandemic

Connecticut's unemployment rate has hovered above 8 percent, more than double the rate pre- pandemic. But now that the job market is picking up, why are business owners having such a hard time hiring? 

This hour, we talk about what employers are doing to get people back to work. We hear from a local landscaper who is navigating hiring during the pandemic. 

What will the job market look like after the pandemic? We want to hear from you.


  • Eric Nelson - Owner of Garden Paths, Inc. 
  • Patrick Flaherty - Director of Research, Connecticut Department of Labor

  • Gary Burtless - Senior Fellow, Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution 

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.

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