There has been a slight increase in New Canaan's local labor situation over the last four weeks — with the town's latest unemployment rate up in October compared to September.
Additionally, the department's figures showed that the labor force in New Canaan grew slightly over the same period: from 8,743 in September to 8,784 in October. The employment rate also saw a small increase from 8,254 to 8,259.
State, National Unemployment Rate
In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month rose to 9.0 percent overall. Nationally, the United State's unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.
The Fairfield County unemployment average for October is 7.9 percent, up from 7.5 percent in September.
A PDF of the state's October unemployment report for all towns and cities is attached to this article.
New Canaan Numbers
New Canaan's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in January and rose slightly during the following two months until it dropped to 4.7 percent in April. The rate increased to as high as 6.3 percent in July until it dropped to 5.6 percent in September.