There has been little change in East Haven's local labor situation over the last four weeks — with the town's latest unemployment rate unchanged from September.
In September, the town's unemployment rate was also 9.3.
Additionally, the department's figures also showed the labor force in East Haven grew slightly over the same period: from 16,539 in September to 16,593 in October.
State, National Unemployment Rate
In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month rose to 9.0 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.
Locally, Branford's unemployment rate currently sits at 7.7 percent, North Branford at 6.9 percent and North Haven's is at 7.5 percent. The New Haven County unemployment average for September was 9.0 percent.
A PDF of the state's October 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.