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Acting U.S. labor secretary touts employment stats, New Rochelle roots

Pizzella said what he hears most from business leaders is, “I’ve got to find more skilled workers.”

Westchester wages among highest nationally

Average weekly pay as of last summer was $1,327, or $69,004 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fairfield County posts wage loss but employment gain

The average weekly wage in Fairfield County was still the nation’s eighth-highest.

Connecticut is 4th most unionized state in nation

The Nutmeg State trailed only New York, Hawaii and Alaska in 2016; bringing up the rear was South Carolina.

Connecticut jobless rate falls slightly in August

Connecticut has recovered 81.1 percent of the jobs lost during the March 2008-Feb. 2010 recession.

Regional unemployment number is below national figure

Connecticut holds steady at 5.1 percent.

Federal July jobs report places Connecticut near top

The New England unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 4.7 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported recently, but that number is more than a percentage point better than a year ago.

Column: Labor crisis and creative destruction

There is an emerging labor crisis and by acting now you can gain a long term advantage by having the best people.

Report: Employers spend more on defined contribution plans

A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that private employer costs for defined contribution plans - such as the 401(k) - were nearly 40 percent higher than private employer costs for defined benefit plans.

Conn. unemployment rises in October as DOL forecasts upward revisions

Through the first 10 months of 2011, Connecticut employers added 12,000 jobs, while the first 10 months of 2012 have yielded just 1,400 net new positions.

Retail hiring flat

According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the 130,100-job uptick in the retail sector last month just barely topped the 128,900-job increase experienced within the retail sector in October 2011.

Payrolls climb by 171,000 in October, topping estimates

Private employers added 184,000 jobs in October, the most since February, as retail hires were the highest for any one month since April 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jobs data stumps analysts, labor officials

Recent jobs data have stymied analysts and labor officials, with the state’s unemployment rate rising to 9.1 percent in August from 8.3 percent a year earlier as the U.S. unemployment rate declined a full percentage point over the same period.

July job gains top projections as unemployment rate rises

Private sector employers reported 172,000 net new jobs in July, bolstering what was the best month for job gains since February.

DiNapoli sees ‘challenges’ to state’s economy, job market

While Hudson Valley economic development authorities urge patience, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says New York employers still face “significant challenges and risks” in the...