BI-Weekly Unemployment Down
For immediate release
January 10, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, Unemployment claims for
the two-week period ending January 27 averaged 52,519, down 7,852 or 13.0
percent from the previous period, State Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield
Compared with the same period a year ago, unemployment claims
were down by 69 – a decrease of 0.13 percent.
Regular state initial (first-time)
filings decreased to 4,665 from the prior two-week level of 8,967. Continued
claims decreased to 47,854 from 51,404. Included in these figures were 2,917
temporary filings. Regular benefits expired for 694 claimants.
unemployment rate, defined as continued claims filed during the most recent
13-week period, was 2.4 percent. That is up from 2.3 percent two weeks ago and
down from 2.5 percent one year ago – when the number of claims statewide totaled
Claims activity was down in all of the
fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout the state.
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535