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Orange Unemployment Up to 7.4%, Mirroring Statewide Trend

The unemployment rate rises statewide and locally.

July jobs figures showed a rise in unemployment throughout Connecticut, and Orange was not spared in the bad news. The town has the highest unemployment rate it's had all year, up to 7.4% from 6.5% in June.

“The phrase ‘worst economic downturn since the Great Depression’ is used so often, we’ve become immune to the words. But they’re true.  So, it should come as a surprise to no one that pulling the country and our state out of that downturn is hard. Really hard,” said . “But let me be clear: we are making progress, and I have every confidence we’ll continue to make progress.”

In Connecticut, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.5 percent and the national rate is 8.3 percent.

Orange Unemployment June July # of Unemployed People 487 548 Unemployment Rate 6.5 7.4
Rich August 22, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Connecticut Unemployment Data for August, 1992 Unemployment Rate: 7.3% Number of Unemployed: 132,446 Number of Employed: 1,690,611 Labor Force Participation: 1,823,057
Rich August 22, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Connecticut Unemployment Data for May, 2012 Unemployment Rate: 7.8% Number of Unemployed: 150,270 Number of Employed: 1,767,816 Labor Force Participation: 1,918,086 Connecticut Unemployment Rates for 2012: May - 7.8% It seems we have more people working now then in 1992?
Rich August 22, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Connecticut Unemployment Data for January, 1976 Unemployment Rate: 9.4% Number of Unemployed: 134,952 Number of Employed: 1,293,319 Labor Force Participation: 1,428,271 Connecticut Unemployment Rates for 1976:

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