North Haven's unemployment rate has dropped back down to well under the 7 percent mark for the first time since last spring.
In October, the town's unemployment rate sat at 7.5 percent. And in November it stood at 7.0 percent.
Additionally, the department's figures showed the reported labor force in North Haven dropped slightly during the same two-month period: from 13,234 in October to 12,848 in December.
State, National Unemployment Rate
In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month also dropped to 7.8 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 7.6 percent.
A PDF of the state's December unemployment report for all towns and cities in Connecticut is attached to this article.
North Haven Numbers
North Haven's lowest unemployment rate of the last 12 months was 6.2 percent in April. It rose to 6.5 percent in May, was 7.0 percent in June — and the town began the year with an unemployment rate of 8.0 percent in January 2011.
In 2011, North Haven's annual average unemployment rate was 8.0 percent. In 2010 it was 8.3 percent.
The town's highest reported unemployment rate over the last two years was in August 2010, when 9.2 percent of North Haven was out of work. It's lowest came in April of this year at 6.8 percent.