The Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) released unemployment
statistics for December 2013 this week, along with month-over-month data
for the entire year.
Most towns saw some decline in the local
unemployment rate over 2012, however the state average rose slightly,
from 6.9 in 2012 to 7.0 in 2013 (1.9 percent increase).
unemployment rate declined 5.4 percent year-over-year, with an average
of 121 fewer unemployed persons in 2013. (The town also had an average of 118 fewer residents employed and saw the labor force decline by 239
persons.) ____________________________________________________ Zoom out on the map above to see unemployment rates for all of Connecticut. Green: unemployment fell; Red: unemployment rose. ____________________________________________________
to the DOL economic report, as of the end of 2013, the state has
recovered almost half of the jobs lost during the recession.
has now recovered 59,400 positions, or 49.0 percent of the 121,200
seasonally adjusted total non-farm jobs that were lost in the state in
the March 2008 - February 2010 employment recession,” the report states.
“Now at 1,651,200 non-farm jobs in December, the state needs to reach
the 1,713,000 level to achieve an employment expansion. This will
require an additional 61,800 jobs.”