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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.

Conn. jobless rate spikes in July

Connecticut’s unemployment rate spiked to 8.5 percent in July, despite the state adding more than 5,000 jobs.

Job search 101

Job hunters young and old alike are still in the spotlight entering September.

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.

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.

Markets slip as U.S. payrolls increase by 80,000

Private sector employment increased by 84,000, while the unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent.

Hudson Valley unemployment up to 7.6 percent

State labor analysts attributed the increase to significant growth in the state’s labor force during the month of May.

Confidence up slightly among Westchester businesses

Westchester County business owners are expecting increased revenues over the next six months to result in more hiring, according to the Westchester Business Confidence...

Lower Hudson Valley job growth accelerates

In the region comprising Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties, the private sector added 7,700 jobs over the last 12 months.

Fairfield employers add 2,500 jobs

The Fairfield County region added 2,500 jobs in May, according to government estimates.

Out of work, they build a business

Business partners Bonnie Hagen and Anne Farley were brought together a few years ago by shared circumstance – middle-aged professionals left unemployed in the...

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...

Hudson Valley unemployment increased sharply in April

The Hudson Valley unemployment rate increased to 6.6 percent in April compared to the previous year.

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.

Conn. scrambles on jobless benefits

Gov. Malloy is giving state agencies two weeks to tackle expiring jobless benefits for some residents.