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BI-Weekly Unemployment Down 13.0 Percent

For immediate release
September 27, 2007
   

WETHERSFIELD, Unemployment claims for the two-week period ending September 22 averaged 35,439, down 5,282 or 13.0 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 638 a decrease of 1.8 percent.

Regular state initial (first-time) filings decreased to 2,712 from the prior two-week level of 2,723. Continued claims decreased to 32,727 from 37,998.  Included in these figures were 642 temporary filings.  Regular benefits expired for 603 claimants.

The insured unemployment rate, defined as continued claims filed during the most recent 13-week period, was 2.3 percent. That is the same as two weeks ago and down from 2.4 percent one year ago when the number of claims statewide totaled 36,077.

Claims activity was down in all of the fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout the state.

Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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