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Economic Outlook Worsens in Middlebury, Woodbury

In the latest jobs numbers, Middlebury has its highest unemployment rate of the year in June. Woodbury's has the highest since January.

 

In the latest jobs numbers, economic uncertainty surrounds Middlebury and Woodbury.

Unemployment numbers for June show Middlebury with the town seeing the highest unemployment rate all year. Woodbury has the highest since January.

Middlebury’s rate jumped from 6.6. percent in May to 7.3 percent in June, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor. Woodbury’s unemployment rose from 6.3 percent in May to 6.4 percent in June.

Middlebury reports 299 unemployed people. Woodbury reports 376 unemployed people. The full listing of unemployment rates by town is attached to this article as a PDF.

Statewide, the unemployment rate is 8.1 percent and the national rate is 8.2 percent.

Middlebury Jobs Numbers May June Total Labor Force

4,086

4,124

Employed

3,817

3,825

Unemployed

269

299

Unemployment Rate

6.6

7.3

 

Woodbury Jobs Numbers May June Total Labor Force

5,828

5,901

Employed

5,463

5,525

Unemployed

365

376

Unemployment Rate

6.3

6.4

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