Southwestern Connecticut practice rolls and jobless rates dump …

  • Stamford available a 3.8 percent stagnation rate in Aug 2017. Photo: File Photo / Stamford Advocate

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Employment rolls final month fell opposite southwestern Connecticut, while stagnation ticked down, according to information expelled Friday by a state Department of Labor.

The practice totals decreased by 1,369 in Stamford, 1,362 in Bridgeport, 984 in Norwalk, 869 in Danbury and 560 in Greenwich. Those decreases reflected an altogether state dump final month of 3,900.

But Fairfield County cities still saw their joblessness levels diminution somewhat in a past month since they all gifted declines in their labor forces. Only those who are employed or not working, though actively looking for work, are counted in a stagnation rate.


Greenwich final month incited in a 3.3 percent unadjusted stagnation rate, a lowest among Fairfield County’s 5 largest municipalities. Danbury followed with a 3.6 percent rate, while Norwalk and Stamford both available a 3.8 percent rate. Bridgeport posted a top turn in a southwestern corner, during 6.8 percent.

In comparison, a unadjusted statewide and inhabitant stagnation turn respectively totaled 4.6 percent and 4.5 percent in August.

The stagnation rates respectively changed down in a past month by 0.5 points in Bridgeport, Danbury and Greenwich and 0.4 points in Norwalk and Stamford.

The state’s seasonally practiced stagnation rate came to 4.8 percent in a past month, compared with 5 percent in May. The anniversary inhabitant stagnation rate now runs during 4.4 percent.

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