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Jobs numbers and unemployment insurance claims both rise

With the U.S. economy still shattered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to bring it under control, U.S. Secretary of Labor...

Connecticut gained 2,600 jobs in February

Connecticut added 2,600 jobs in February, according to the state Department of Labor. However, Connecticut’s unemployment rate of 4.6 percent was the highest among the New England states.

Westchester region fourth-best in state for job growth in January

The Westchester-Rockland-Orange county region added 11,900 private sector jobs from January 2015 to January 2016.

State loses jobs, unemployment rate falls

Job losses are high despite low month-to-month unemployment rate.

State loses 6,000 jobs in August

Five month streak of gains ends.

National report: Retail jobs increase, business services jobs decrease

Job openings rose in retail trade and fell in professional and business services from April to May, according to a recent national report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hiring slowed in May, reports suggest

Hiring likely slowed down in May, both nationally and in Fairfield County, according to reports that have been released in advance of Friday's all-important jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Conn. unemployment rate steady at 8% in March

Overall, nonfarm employment grew by 2,600 jobs in March after declining by 5,700 jobs in February.

Cautious optimism over jobs data

With the addition of 4,700 jobs in January, Connecticut's unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from a revised 8.2 percent in December 2012.

U.S. adds 157,000 jobs in Jan. as unemployment ticks up

Employers added 157,000 jobs in January, falling slightly below projections, as the U.S. unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in December.

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.