There has been a slight increase in Wiltons's local labor situation over the last four weeks — with the town's latest unemployment rate up in October compared to September.
Additionally, the department's figures showed that the labor force in Wilton grew slightly over the same period: from 8,382 in September to 8,413 in October. The employment rate also saw a small increase from 7,858 to 7,863.
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.
The Fairfield County unemployment average for October is 7.9 percent, up from 7.5 percent in September.
A PDF of the state's October unemployment report for all towns and cities is attached to this article.
Wilton's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in January and rose and fell slightly during the following two months until it dropped to 5.0 percent in April. The rate increased to as high as 6.7 percent in July until it dropped to 6.3 percent in September.