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Conn. private sector employment falls in December

The pace of job creation in Connecticut came to a grinding halt in December as nonfarm employment fell by 1,800, resulting in a net decrease in jobs in 2012, according to data released by the state Department of Labor (DOL).

Hudson Valley unemployment jumps to 8 percent in June

Despite adding 11,700 private sector jobs over the past year, the Hudson Valley unemployment rate increased by nearly a full percentage point compared to June 2011.

While restaurants recover, job market staggers

Westchester County unemployment rose slightly in March to 6.9 percent from 6.8 percent a year prior, the state Department of Labor reported.