Deep Dive: Connecticut unemployment rates higher than national average but job growth improving
Connecticut's unemployment rate is higher than the national average, according to Caleb Silver with Investopedia.
Silver says Connecticut's latest figures of 6.8% unemployment are significantly higher than the 4.8% national average.
However, Silver says some counties are seeing better employment growth.
Litchfield County has a 4.4% unemployment rate, lower than the national average.
Hartford and New Haven both have 5.7%, and Fairfield County has 5.3%.
Silver says the key is that the counties’ numbers are all trending lower month after month which means more job gains and less unemployment.
He says the fastest job growth and the most job growth has been in leisure and hospitality, but that is also where the steepest losses were in 2020 and in the beginning of 2021.