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Stamford Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.3 Percent

That's up from 6.9 percent in September.

There has been little change in Stamford's local labor situation over the last four weeks — with the town's latest unemployment rate rising slightly from September.

According to the latest figures released by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Stamford's unemployment for October was 7.3 percent.

In September, the town's unemployment rate was also 6.9.

Additionally, the department's figures also showed the labor force in Stamford grew slightly over the same period: from 67,884 in September to 68,196 in October.

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.

Locally, Greenwich's unemployment rate currently sits at 5.9 percent, Darien's at 6.3 percent and New Canaan's is at 6.0 percent.

A PDF of the state's October unemployment report for all towns and cities is attached to this article.

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