Bi-Weekly Unemployment Down
For immediate release
March 28, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, Unemployment claims for the two-week
period ending March 22 averaged 52,429, down 6,128 or 10.5 percent from the
previous period, State Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield reported today.
Compared with the same period a year ago – when the
number of claims statewide totaled 50,611 – unemployment claims are up by 1,818.
This is a 3.6 percent increase.
Regular state initial
(first-time) filings decreased to 3,087 from the prior two-week level of 4,995.
Continued claims decreased to 49,342 from 53,562. Included in these figures were
1,736 temporary filings. Regular benefits expired for 635 claimants.
unemployment rate, defined as continued claims filed during the most recent
13-week period, was 3.0 percent. This is up from 2.9 percent two weeks ago and
the same as one year ago.
Claims activity was
down in all of the fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor offices throughout
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