Conn unemployment rate reaches 8 percent

Full story: Hartford Courant

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

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

Bayonne, NJ

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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

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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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