Unemployment Rates Inch Up in Weston, Redding, Easton

While the area's unemployment rates increased from September to October, they still remain under the state's nine percent unemployment rate.


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.

According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, unemployment rates for the towns were as follows:

  • 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.

undisclosed2u11@yahoo.com December 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Are you reding this; CT has a 7.9% unemployment rate. My Connecticut? How about term limits for the people supposedly running this show? Did you really think that by reelecting the same old, same old that things would improve? OUT with the old, IN with something new! The local congressman, Himes, who was also reelected, is one of the same old, same old, just interested in keeping his part-time job and having all the tax payers pay his way. He seems to think that people in his district who make $250,000 are rich and should be heavily taxed. Head in the clouds just like everyone in the current regime. 7.9% unimployment in CT! Really. 8 new jobs added, but 117 new workers, said the CT Dept. of Labor. What kind of numbers are those?


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