BI-Weekly Unemployment Up 0.1
For immediate release
August 29, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, Unemployment claims for the
two-week period ending August 25 averaged 43,575, up 58 or 0.1 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 459 – a decrease of 1.0 percent.
Regular state initial (first-time) filings decreased
to 2,992 from the prior two-week level of 3,310. Continued claims increased to
40,583 from 40,207. Included in these figures were 1,582 temporary filings.
Regular benefits expired for 619 claimants.
The insured unemployment rate,
defined as continued claims filed during the most recent 13-week period, was 2.3
percent. That is up from 2.2 percent two weeks ago and down from 2.4 percent one
year ago – when the number of claims statewide totaled 44,034.
Claims activity was up in seven
of the fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout the state.
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535