Granby, East Granby Unemployment Rate Below State Average

Unemployment has gone down throughout most of 2013.

By Ron DeRosa

After hitting high marks in early 2013, the unemployment rate for the area has declined.

According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Granby's unemployment rate in November sat at 4.8 percent, while East Granby's was at 5.3. That's 301 members of Granby's 6,221-person workforce, according to the DOL. In East Granby, it's 155 people of 2,912.

Statewide, the DOL puts the state unemployment level for non-season jobs at 7.6 percent and, when accounting for seasonal employed, the number is at 6.9 percent.

Comparatively, Granby saw a high of 6.8 percent in January of 2013 and East Granby 6.9 percent in March. See the full breakdown of all towns here (click the 2013 Year-to-date icon on the right).

State, National Unemployment Rate

In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month sat at 6.9 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 6.6 percent.

A PDF of the state's November unemployment report for all towns and cities in Connecticut is shared above along with this post.

Paul Bahre December 31, 2013 at 08:57 AM
Lots of people in Granby who are underemployed, people who lost their jobs are work making less per hour and part time. People working under the table and going to work for themselves, doing whatever it takes to scrape in those tax dollars for the town.
ronbarnas January 01, 2014 at 12:53 PM
We never get the true numbers when it comes to unemployment. Media trying again to show progress in our local economy. Are we really heading in the right direction or just talking about it?


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