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Fairfield Unemployment Rate Drops Down to 6.3 Percent

The town's unemployment is now at its lowest level for 2012, and lowest since January 2009, according to Connecticut Department of Labor numbers.

Fairfield's unemployment rate now sits at its lowest level since January 2009, when it was 6.2 percent.

According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Fairfield's unemployment for December was 6.3 percent.

In October, the town's unemployment rate was at 7.3 percent. And it was at 7 percent for the month of November.

Additionally, the department's figures also showed the labor force in Fairfield dropped over the same two-month period: from 29,202 in October to 28,491 in December.

State, National Unemployment Rate

In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month also dropped to 7.8 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 7.6 percent.

A PDF of the state's December unemployment report for all towns and cities in Connecticut is attached to this article.

Fairfield Numbers

Fairfield's unemployment rate dipped to 6.4 percent in April 2012 (following 7.1 percent in March), hit 8.3 percent in May and remained above 7 percent in August through November.

In 2011 Fairfield’s annual average unemployment rate was 7.3 percent. In 2010 it was 7.6 percent.

The town's highest reported unemployment rate over the last two years was when it rose to 8.3 percent in May 2012.

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