BI-Weekly Unemployment Down
For immediate release
October 10, 2007
Unemployment claims for the two-week period ending October 6 averaged 34,746,
down 693 or 2.0 percent from the previous period, State Labor Commissioner
Patricia H. Mayfield reported today.
Compared with the
same period a year ago, unemployment claims were down by 616 – a decrease of 1.7
state initial (first-time) filings increased to 2,882 from the prior two-week
level of 2,712. Continued claims decreased to 31,864 from 32,727. Included in
these figures were 430 temporary filings. Regular benefits expired for 814
unemployment rate, defined as continued claims filed during the most recent
13-week period, was 2.3 percent. That is the same as two weeks ago and one year
ago – when the number of claims statewide totaled 35,362.
Claims activity was down in nine of the
fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout the state.
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