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East Haven Unemployment Rate Dips to 9.3 Percent

The town's unemployment drops back down to under 10 percent, but still remains above both the state and national averages.

East Haven's unemployment rate dropped for the second month in a row, moving back down to under 10 percent for the first time in two months.

According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, East Haven's unemployment for September was 9.3 percent.

In August, the town's unemployment rate sat at 10.

Additionally, the department's figures also showed the labor force in East Haven dropped slightly over the same period: from 16,614 in August to 16,539 in Sepamber.

State, National Unemployment Rate

In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month also dropped to 8.2 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 7.6 percent.

Locally, Branford's unemployment rate currently sits at 7.3 percent, North Branford at 6.8 percent and North Haven's is at 6.9 percent. The New Haven County unemployment average for September was 8.6.

A PDF of the state's September unemployment report for all towns and cities is attached to this article.

East Haven Numbers

East Haven's unemployment rate reached its three-year low in April, rose to 8.7 percent in May, was 8.4 percent in March, 8.6 percent in February and 8.7 percent in January. And the town's rate was 8.4 percent in December.

In 2011 East Haven’s annual average unemployment rate was 9.7 percent. In 2010 it was 10.2 percent.

The town's highest reported unemployment rate over the last two years was in January 2011, when 10.7 percent of East Haven was out of work.

Lise Cavallaro October 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Then why aren't offices being asked to come here..sorry, I agree with Mr. Hoff. I think some type of a business expo with all the vacant store fronts and office space should be marketed.
Lise Cavallaro October 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I do agree that retail is not a high wage and tough to raise a family on. All that being said, I will continue to do my shopping in Branford, Milford, or North Haven. I still think there is so much wasted space in town, where we, as residents, could be spending our money.
CAjones October 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM
LOL.....Looks like the jokers that brought you ASsmith now bring you a new podunk . One more inbreed moron for the patch.
Rosie October 23, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Hi Lise..I also agree a business expo would be a good idea. We do have way to many empty storefronts, and it would be nice to have some quality stores to shop in without having to go to Branford or North Haven. And maybe offices as well. That wasn't my point. This was about unemployment and the point I was making is that there are jobs available. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
Luigi Jones October 23, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Was a matter Mr. toady? People be catching on to you, boy? I's hear Y'all dont always drink da beer; so's maybe theys shoudnt value you opinion of it too highly; nor of anything else yous gots to say, Dummy.

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