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Unemployment rate drops, 678,000 workers added

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported this morning that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8% in February, only slightly higher than the...

Inflation at 7.5%, 40-year record

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that inflation stood at 7.5% as of January, the largest 12-month increase since February 1982....

Employment increase beats expectations 

Total nonfarm payroll employment beat expectations and rose by 467,000 in January, while the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.0%.

U.S. workers quitting at an all-time high

The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of quits by U.S. workers has reached an all-time high since the data was first recorded in 2000.

Inflation sets 40-year record nationally, slightly lower locally

Inflation in the U.S. hit 7% for 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning, while in the New York-Newark-Jersey City geographic area it was lower for the year, at 4.4%.

Employment in August sharply below expectations, though unemployment rate ticks down

The unemployment rate in August stood at 5.2%, down 0.2% from where it had been in July.

Employment up, unemployment rate down in May as U.S. continues to...

The unemployment rate decreased by 0.3% in May, to 5.8%, compared to 13.3% in May 2020.

NY pandemic unemployment benefits – $44.5B

The New York state Department of Labor this morning reported that more than $44.5 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid to New Yorkers...

Pound Ridge Golf Club owner Ken Wang reflects on the golf...

While many people think of golf courses as not being part of the hospitality industry unless they’re associated with a resort, the U.S. Bureau...

CT GDP shows encouraging signs of growth, but still lags region...

The state is also one of just three – along with West Virginia and Wyoming – whose workforce has shrunk since the Great Recession in 2008.

Report: Beer industry contributed over $3 billion to CT economy last...

The figure easily surpasses the $745.7 million the sector contributed in 2017, according to the Beer Institute, which represents two-thirds of breweries in Connecticut.

Hudson Valley job numbers up, but not as much as elsewhere

Private educational and health services added the most of any major industry sector during the 12-month period, up by 63,200.

Lower Hudson Valley unemployment sneaks higher in November

Westchester County's 4.6 percent unemployment rate is up from 4.1 percent in November 2016 and 4.4 percent in October.

Disability Solutions recruits, trains companies to hire disabled Americans

“I’ll get calls sometimes about what kinds of jobs can a person with a disability do,” said Kristine Foss. “It’s not necessarily a bad question."

Connecticut lost 3,900 jobs in August

Job gains over the year stand at 6,000, according to federal labor statisticians .