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Bi-Weekly Unemployment Down 10.5 Percent

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.

 

The insured 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 the state.

 

Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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