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Ridgefield Unemployment Inches Up to 5.8 Percent

There are 695 unemployed people in town, according to state figures. The town's unemployment rate is well below the state average.

Ridgefield’s October unemployment rate rose from 5.7 percent in September to 5.8 percent in October, according to the state Department of Labor.  The number of unemployed people is down from summer highs of 6.4 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate also rose a tenth of a percentage point in October up to 9 percent.

 

Ridgefield's Labor Stats Aug. Sept. Oct. Labor Force

12,141

11,887

11,907

Employed

11,366

11,205

11,212

Unemployed

775

682

695

Unemployment Rate

6.4

5.7

5.8

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