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Southbury Unemployment Rises with Rest of CT

The unemployment rate rises statewide and locally.

July jobs figures showed a rise in unemployment throughout Connecticut, and Southbury was not spared in the bad news. The town has the highest unemployment all year.

“The phrase ‘worst economic downturn since the Great Depression’ is used so often, we’ve become immune to the words. But they’re true.  So, it should come as a surprise to no one that pulling the country and our state out of that downturn is hard. Really hard,” said . “But let me be clear: we are making progress, and I have every confidence we’ll continue to make progress.”

In Connecticut, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.5 percent and the national rate is 8.3 percent.

Southbury Unemployment June July # of Unemployed People 645 759 Unemployment Rate 6.8 8.0
Ruth Zeiss August 24, 2012 at 01:41 PM
I just returned from vacation down south. I can't imagine that our gas prices near $4.00 can be helping us compete with those states whose gas prices are in the mid $3.00 range. Driving through NJ, one sees how many companies are located along the I-95 corridor. CT is far more business unfriendly than any of these states and it's businesses that create jobs, not government.

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