Unemployment rates rose in Weston, Redding and Easton from September to October, but the three towns still boast lower rates than the state at large.
- Weston: 5.7 percent, up from 5.3 percent
- Redding: 6.6 percent, up from 5.5 percent
- Easton: 6.5 percent, up from 5.8 percent
Weston and Redding's unemployment rates were the highest this year in July, with 6 percent and 7 percent of the labor force unemployed respectively. October's rate is the highest Easton's has been all year.
Statistics provided by the department show that the labor force increased in all three towns, but only eight jobs were added compared to 117 new workers.Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate Weston—October 4,849 4,574 275 5.7 percent Weston—September 4,825 4,571 254 5.3 percent Redding—October 4,839 4,521 318 6.6 percent Redding—September 4,779 4,518 261 5.5 percent Easton—October 3,765 3,519 246 6.5 percent Easton—September 3,732 3,517 215 5.8 percent
In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month rose to 9.0 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.
A PDF of the state's October unemployment report for all towns and cities is attached to this article.