Unemployment Rate in Connecticut Decreases Again

Connecticut's umemployment rate drops again, to the lowest unemployment rate in three years, Malloy says.


In the Connecticut Department of Labor’s monthly Labor Situation report for March 2012, the state’s unemployment rate decreased for the eighth consecutive month to 7.7 percent – the lowest unemployment rate in three years and half of a percentage point below the national average.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy issued the following statement:

While I’m certainly pleased that our unemployment rate continues to decline, we still have a long way to go in this growing recovery. The fact remains that if you don’t have a job, the unemployment rate is basically 100 percent.

Malloy detailed ways the state government is working to improve the situation.

"From the Small Business Express Program to the innovative incentives designed to spur new hiring, the policies we’ve enacted are beginning to pay dividends, he said. "But we have a lot more work to do."

Connecticut’s Unemployment Rate in 2011-12

  • January 2011: 9.3%
  • February 2011: 9.2%
  • March 2011: 9.1%
  • April 2011: 9.0%
  • May 2011: 8.9%
  • June 2011: 8.9%
  • July 2011: 8.9%
  • August 2011: 8.8%
  • September 2011: 8.6%
  • October 2011: 8.5%
  • November 2011: 8.3%
  • December 2011: 8.1%
  • January 2012: 8.0%
  • February 2012: 7.8%
  • March 2012: 7.7%
Lou Butch April 22, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Yeah it decreases because people ran out of benefits and can't collect anymore:wakeup!!!!!
Jaimie Cura April 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Some comments on this article from the Patch Facebook page: Ric Vargoshe: "Probably because the benefits ran out!"
Jaimie Cura April 23, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Jodie Fanning Johnson: "Wonder what the real unemployment rate is..this is just how many fewer people can still collect."
Jaimie Cura April 23, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Ric Vargoshe: "It seems that the data in survey would be from those that are collecting benefits and may/may not be looking for work. I'm not aware of any methods used to collect data from those who benefits have been used up and are still unemployed. The Gov't doesn't like to use that data when talking about what they have done for the economy!" https://www.facebook.com/WoodMiddPatch
Thomas Giordano May 19, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I think that the state of ct. should include in the survey the 3000 people that lost their benefits in april, that would show a big different story for ct., I bet 90% are still unemployed.would you think Mr gov.!!!!!!!!!!!!! giordanothomas@yahoo.com


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