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Stratford Unemployment Rate Drops to 9 Percent

It's down 1.2 percent from July statistics but still .8 percent above the state average.

Over the past few months, Stratford's unemployment rate has dropped more than a full percentage point, according to October statistics released by the Connecticut Department of Labor.

Of the town's 26,177-strong labor force, 2,362 were without a job in October, which equates to a 9 percent unemployment rate. Back in July, .

However, Stratford is still above the Connecticut average unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, which was at 9.2 percent in July.

In October, Milford had an unemployment rate of 7.6, Fairfield and Trumbull both came in at 7 percent, and Bridgeport had about 8,000 or 12.7 percent of its workforce without jobs.

Nationally, 8.5 percent of the United States workforce was unemployed in October.

For a comparison of all Connecticut cities and towns for 2011, visit the state Department of Labor's website.

What do you think of the dip in unemployment in Stratford? Tell us in the comments below.

Lucy Conti January 07, 2013 at 10:59 PM
So what if its' better than the national average. Which is based on a report that doesn't recognize the long term unemployed that have lost all their unemployment benefits altogether. CT doesn't care about their unemployed. Dannel Malloy only cares about getting more $$$$ into his own pocket
Lucy Conti January 07, 2013 at 11:05 PM
I came up here in 2008. By 2009 I was unemployed and have had the 'privilege' of being used as a Temp ever since. This is a lousy state. Thanks for the welcome!

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