July jobs figures showed a rise in unemployment throughout Connecticut, and Hamden was not spared in the bad news.
In July, the town saw the highest unemployment all year, with 9.9 percent of the population out of work, up from 8.8 percent in June and 7.9 percent in May.
“The phrase ‘worst economic downturn since the Great Depression’ is used so often, we’ve become immune to the words. But they’re true. So, it should come as a surprise to no one that pulling the country and our state out of that downturn is hard. Really hard,” said . “But let me be clear: we are making progress, and I have every confidence we’ll continue to make progress.”
In Connecticut, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.5 percent and the national rate is 8.3 percent.Hamden Unemployment June July # of Unemployed People 2,942 3,304 Unemployment Rate 8.8 9.9