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Milford Unemployment Sits Steady at 6 Percent

The town's local unemployment rate once again sate steady at its lowest level of the last several months.

After last year's ups and downs, Milford's unemployment remains steady for the second month in a row. Credit: Patch file photo
After last year's ups and downs, Milford's unemployment remains steady for the second month in a row. Credit: Patch file photo

After last year's ups and downs, Milford's unemployment remains steady for the second month in a row.

According to the latest figures recently released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Milford's unemployment in December once again sat at 6 percent. 

Dip In Labor Force Numbers

In November, the town's unemployment rate was at 6 percent, it's lowest level of 2013 And it was at 6.1 percent in October.

Additionally, the department's figures also showed the labor force in Milford dropped slightly from 29,544 in November to 29,433 in December.

The town's highest reported unemployment rate over the last several months was in February, 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 in December sat at 6.8 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 6.5 percent.

A PDF of the state's December unemployment report for all towns and cities in Connecticut is shared above along with this post.

JayBiamenti January 31, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Great timing on posting this article as so many Patch employees are now out of jobs, including Jason Bagley. Nothing against Julie Weisberg, but a little sensitivity would have been nice.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) February 02, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Jay: Thank you for your comment. And you do bring up a good point, the timing was not the best for this post. And I honestly did not mean to be insensitive to Jason or anyone who was laid off earlier this week — believe me, Wednesday was an incredibly emotional day as so many of my former co-workers, and friends, lost their jobs. And, as I'm commented elsewhere here on the site, there is no way to replace Jason — a journalist I have great respect for as a former Patch editor and team member — but I can promise you I will do the best job I can in my new role here at MP. Any questions, feel free to email me at: julie.weisberg@patch.com

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