BI-Weekly Unemployment Down 5.0
For immediate release
August 1, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, Unemployment claims for
the two-week period ending July 28 averaged 43,738, down 2,283 or 5.0 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 1,098 – an decrease of 2.5 percent.
Regular state initial (first-time)
filings decreased to 3,201 from the prior two-week level of 5,038. Continued
claims decreased to 40,537 from 40,983. Included in these figures were 1,470
temporary filings. Regular benefits expired for 799 claimants.
The insured unemployment rate, defined
as continued claims filed during the most recent 13-week period, was 2.2
percent. That is the same as two weeks ago and down from 2.3 percent one year
ago – when the number of claims statewide totaled 44,836.
Claims activity was down in all but one of the fourteen
Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout the state.
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535