The state reported an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent for December, but the rates in both Granby and East Granby are significantly below that.
According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Granby's unemployment for December was 5.4 percent, the lowest the town saw in all of 2012. Unemployment peaked in Granby in September last year at 7 percent.
In East Granby, the unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in December, up just slightly from the 5.7 percent rate in November, but much lower than the peak of 6.8 percent in January 2012.
State, National Unemployment Rate
In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month dropped to 7.8 percent overall. Nationally, the 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.