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West Hartford Unemployment Rate Below State Average

Unemployment has gone down throughout most of 2013.

By Ron DeRosa

After hitting high marks in early 2013, the unemployment rate for West Hartford has declined.

According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, West Hartford's unemployment rate in November sat at 5.6 percent. That's 1,651 members of West Hartford's 29,72-person workforce, according to the DOL. 

Statewide, the DOL puts the state unemployment level for non-season jobs at 7.6 percent and, when accounting for seasonal employed, the number is at 6.9 percent.

Comparatively, West Hartford saw a high of 7.3 percent in July of 2013. See the full breakdown of all towns here (click the 2013 Year-to-date icon on the right).

State, National Unemployment Rate

In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month sat at 6.9 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 6.6 percent.

A PDF of the state's November unemployment report for all towns and cities in Connecticut is shared above along with this post.

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