There was an uptick in Greenwich's local labor situation over the last four weeks — with the town's latest unemployment rate growing by .4 percent from September.
In September, the town's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent or 1,625 of 29,446 employable residents.
State, National Unemployment Rate
In Connecticut, the pool of jobless people last month rose to 9.0 percent overall. Nationally, the national unemployment rate is 7.9 percent.
Locally, Stamford's unemployment rate currently sits at 7.3 percent, Darien at 6.3 percent and New Canaan's is at 6.0 percent. The Fairfield County unemployment average increased in October to 7.9 percent or 37,582 people. In September, the county-wide unemployment rate 35,536 or 7.5 percent.
A PDF of the state's October unemployment report for all towns and cities is attached to this article.
Greenwich's unemployment rate climbed back to 5.9 percent after dipping to 5.5 percent in September.
The town's highest reported unemployment rate this year was in June when 6.3 or 1,927 residents out of work.