Bi-Weekly Unemployment Up 8.2 Percent
For immediate release
December 7, 2007
Unemployment claims for the two-week period ending December 7 averaged 39,392,
up 2,979 or 8.2 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 38,702 –
unemployment claims are up by 690. This is a 1.8 percent increase.
Regular state initial (first-time) filings increased to 4,292 from the prior
two-week level of 3,469. Continued claims increased to 35,100 from 32,944.
Included in these figures were 2,040 temporary filings. Regular benefits expired
for 643 claimants.
unemployment rate, defined as continued claims filed during the most recent
13-week period, was 2.0 percent. This is the same as two weeks ago and one year
Claims activity was up in all of the fourteen Connecticut Department of Labor
offices throughout the state.
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535