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Economic Outlook Worsens in Fairfield

In the latest jobs numbers, economic uncertainty surrounds Fairfield.

Jobs figures for June show Fairfield with its highest unemployment rate all year.

Fairfield’s rate rose to 7.8 percent from 7.2 percent the month before, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.

In total, 2,352 people from town's eligible labor force are unemployed, the figures show.

Statewide, the unemployment rate is 8.1 percent. Nationally, that number is 8.2 percent.

Fairfield Jobs Numbers May June Total Labor Force

29,857

30,219

Employed

27,719

27,867 Unemployed

2,138

2,352

Unemployment Rate

7.2%

7.8%

 

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