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North Haven Unemployment Rate Shifts Back Up

The number of those listed as unemployed in North Haven once again moved back up to more than 7 percent for the month of October.

North Haven's unemployment rate reversed it more recent downward trend, shifting back up over 7 percent last month.

According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, North Haven's unemployment rate for October was 7.5 percent.

In September, the town's unemployment rate sat at 6.9 percent.

Additionally, the department's figures showed the reported labor force in North Haven rose during the same period: from 13,098 in September to 13,234 in October.

State, National Unemployment Rate

In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month also rose to 9.0 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.

Locally, East Haven's unemployment rate is 9.3 percent, Hamden's sits at 8.9 percent and Wallingford is 7.6 percent. The New Haven County unemployment average for October was 9.0.

A PDF of the state's October's 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 year so far 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.

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.

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