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Labor force increase negates July private sector gains

(Updated) The unemployment rate in Westchester County increased to 7.6 percent in July, up from 7.5 percent the previous month and 6.9 percent in July 2011.

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.