After sitting steady late last year, Milford's local unemployment rate shifted up slightly at the start of 2014.
In December and November, the city's unemployment rate sat at 6 percent, it's lowest level of last year. And it was at 6.1 percent in October.
Local Labor Force Increase
Additionally, the state's figures also showed the labor force in Milford increased slightly from 29,433 in December to 29,500 workers in January.
The town's highest reported unemployment rate over the last several months was in February 2013, when 7.7 percent of Milford's labor force reported they were out of work.
State, National Unemployment Rate
In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people jumped up to 7.2 percent in January from 6.8 percent overall in December. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate for the same time period is 6.6 percent.
A PDF of the state's January unemployment report for all towns and cities in Connecticut is shared above along with this post.