Monday, April 15, 2024


Westport February Unemployment Rate at 5.8%

Westport’s unemployment rate in February was 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent in January, the Connecticut Department of Labor said.

The department said the number of Westport unemployed in February was 701, down from 722 in January.

The February labor force in Westport numbered 12,106, down from 12,206 in January.

There were 11,405 employed in February, down from 11,484 employed in January, the department said. A year ago in February, Westport’s unemployment rate was 6 percent.

Westporter Leaves CT Mirror for CBPN Image
Jim Cutie: moving upstairs to public broadcasting. File photo

Westporter jim Cutie, publisher and chief executive of The Connecticut Mirror since conception of the online news site four years ago, is leaving to join the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) as content director.

Editor Jenifer Frank said Cutie will only have to move his desk a few floors up as the two organizations share the same Hartford address.

CPBN is the parent company of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio. It is the state’s only locally owned media organization producing TV, radio, print and Internet content for distribution to Connecticut’s wide-ranging and diverse communities.

CPBN and The Connecticut Mirror have shared each other’s stories on air and on The Mirror’s website. Cutie’s last day is April 19. Julie Belaga of Westport is a board member of The Connecticut Mirror, a news partner of WestportNow.