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BI-Weekly Unemployment Up 3.9 Percent

For immediate release
March 14, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, Unemployment claims for the two-week period ending March 10 averaged 56,257, up 2,101 or 3.9 percent from the previous period, State Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield reported today.

 

Compared with the same period a year ago, unemployment claims were up by 1,207 an increase of 2.2 percent.

 

Regular state initial (first-time) filings decreased to 4,343 from the prior two-week level of 4,816. Continued claims increased to 51,914 from 49,340.  Included in these figures were 4,687 temporary filings.  Regular benefits expired for 725 claimants.


The insured unemployment rate, defined as continued claims filed during the most recent 13-week period, was 2.8 percent. That is up from 2.7 percent two weeks ago and down from 2.9 percent one year ago when the number of claims statewide totaled 55,050.

 

 Claims activity was up in all of the 14 Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout the state.

Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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