Conn unemployment rate reaches 8 percent

Conn unemployment rate reaches 8 percent

There are 3 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 18, 2009, titled Conn unemployment rate reaches 8 percent. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Connecticut's Labor Department says the state's unemployment rate has risen to 8 percent, up from 7.9 percent in April.

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John

Oxford, CT

#1 Jun 24, 2009
How many unemployed gave up and are not able to collect?
Ben Franklin

Bayonne, NJ

#2 Jun 24, 2009
Let's watch the CT Legislature INCREASE TAXES on workers anf BUSINESS so more people and JOBS can leave this highly over taxed State causing more unemployement.
Vic

Stafford Springs, CT

#3 Jun 24, 2009
I am guessing if you add the under-employed and those working part time jobs who gave up looking for full time employment the total would increase by 50,000 people. Once you stop collecting, the government figures you found a job.

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