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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Westport February Unemployment Falls to 4.7 Percent

Westport’s unemployment rate in February was 4.7 percent down from 4.9 percent in January, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.

The last time Westport’s unemployment rate was lower was in August 2008 when it was 4.5 percent, just before the recession began to be felt. The rate hit 7.0 percent in June 2009.

The department said the number of Westport unemployed in February was 583, down from 613 in January. The February labor force in Westport numbered 12,366, down from 12,423 in January. There were 11,783 employed in February, down from 11,810 in January.

A year ago in February, Westport’s unemployment rate was 5.8 percent.

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