BI-Weekly Unemployment Up 2.5
For immediate release
November 9, 2007
WETHERSFIELD -- Unemployment
claims for the two-week period ending November 3 averaged 35,521, up 865 or 2.5
percent from the previous period, State Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield
Compared with the same period a
year ago – when the number of claims statewide totaled 35,578 –, unemployment
claims are down by 57. This is a 0.2 percent decrease.
Regular state initial
(first-time) filings decreased to 3,153 from the prior two-week level of 3,191.
Continued claims increased to 32,368 from 31,465. Included in these figures
were 567 temporary filings. Regular benefits expired for 725 claimants.
The insured unemployment rate,
defined as continued claims filed during the most recent 13-week period, was 2.1
percent. This is down from 2.2 percent two weeks ago and one year ago.
Claims activity was up in all of the fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor
offices throughout the state.
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