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East Haven Unemployment Rate Remains in Double Digits

The town's unemployment dipped slightly in August to 10 percent, but still remains above both the state and national averages.

East Haven's unemployment rate dipped slightly over the last month, but the town's overall joblessless rate still sits at double-digit levels.

According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, East Haven's unemployment for August was 10.0 percent.

In July, the town's unemployment rate sat at 10.2.

Additionally, the department's figures also showed the labor force in East Haven dropped slightly over the same period: from 16,857 in July to 16,614 in August.

State, National Unemployment Rate

In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month held steady to 9.2 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 8.2 percent.

Locally, Branford's unemployment rate currently sits at 7.9 percent, North Branford at 7.7 percent and North Haven's is at 8.7 percent.

A PDF of the state's August unemployment report for all towns and ciities 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.

polly October 01, 2012 at 04:50 PM
When the hell is Malloy going to reinstate the unemployment benefits? We lost them the first week of May. There are no jobs out there. How are we supposed to live? Even $200 per week for those of us who got cut off would be a help! Come on Malloy, what are you waiting for, the whole state to be unemployed in order for you to give us unemployed people something to live on?
robbone October 02, 2012 at 02:27 AM
hey call albis he states the illegal aliens who take jobs from us citizens are good for our economy .he's lucky he was born rich i like to see him lose his job to an illegal .

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