BI-Weekly Unemployment Up
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
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
Claims activity was up in half of the
fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout the state.
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535