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Milford Unemployment Rate Back Above 8 Percent

There are 2,465 unemployed people in town, according to state figures. The town's unemployment rate is well below the state average.

Milford's October unemployment rate rose from 7.8 percent in September to 8.1 percent in October, according to the state Department of Labor.  The number of unemployed people is down from summer highs of 8.2 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percentage point in October up to 9 percent.

Milford Labor Stats Aug. Sept. Oct. Labor Force 31,057 30,492 30,589 Employed 28,511 28,107 28,124 Unemployed 2,546 2,385 2,465 Unemployment Rate 8.2 7.8 8.1
MJ November 27, 2012 at 01:49 PM
In November, 2011 the CT unemployment rate was 8.4%... Our state legislators pass a "jobs bill" in Oct '11 and now the state is @ 9%...
Concerned Parent November 27, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Legislators in Hartford and DC know these numbers are going to rise, but rely on their blind voter base to continue to be delusional about this reality..
LAM November 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM
After a record tax hike we have a $365 milion dollar deficit that has to be fixed with a "special session" and input from the Governor, want to guess what the solution will be? Perhaps now we will be taxed for the air we breath, most likely it will be called a fee. Fees, the backdoor tax the Dems love to call a non tax. But this pales in comparison to the $1.1 billion dollar debt bomb facing CT in 2014. This does not include what fiscal nightmare Washington will drop on us. Jobs? CT will be lucky if the unemployment rate doesn't climb to and stay in double digits for the next decade. On the bright side we ain't Detroit, yet.......

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