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BI-Weekly Unemployment Up 0.6 Percent

For immediate release
June 21, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, Unemployment claims for the two-week period ending June 16 averaged 37,139, up 230 or 0.6 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 688 a decrease of 1.8 percent.

Regular state initial (first-time) filings increased to 2,980 from the prior two-week level of 2,880. Continued claims increased to 34,159 from 34,029.  Included in these figures were 515 temporary filings.  Regular benefits expired for 690 claimants.

The insured unemployment rate, defined as continued claims filed during the most recent 13-week period, was 2.3 percent. That is down from 2.5 percent two weeks ago and the same as one year ago when the number of claims statewide totaled 37,827.

Claims activity was up in half of the fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout the state. 

Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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