Unemployment Rate Drops in Woodbridge, Bethany

Jobless rates drop to the lowest levels in 2012.

Woodbridge and Bethany continue outpacing the rest of the state with its low unemployment levels, according to the latest figures from the Connecticut Department of Labor.

In Woodbridge, the unemployment rate dropped from 4.5 percent in March to 4.3 percent. In Bethany there was an event greater drop from 6.6 percent to 5.4 percent in the same time period.

Statewide, the unemployment rate remained the same as the previous month with 7.7 percent. However, there are 4,100 fewer jobs this month.

“The decline in both monthly and annual job growth numbers in April is disappointing, but unusual seasonal patterns this past winter into spring make these numbers difficult to interpret,” said Andy Condon, Director of Office of Research, in a statement. “Despite variability in growth from month to month we still appear to be on a path of positive, albeit modest job growth.”


Unemployment in April 2011

Unemployment in April 2012


5.1 percent

4.3 percent


6.8 percent

5.4 percent


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WoodbridgeWatch May 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Yes, the bosses still have jobs- its all their workers who got laid off. Very dubious statistics.


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