Jobs figures for June show Naugatuck has a lower unemployment rate than it did in the first three months of the year, when the perentage of unemployed was higher than 10 percent. But the unemployment number is creeping back up in the borough, according to Connecticut Department of Labor statistics.
Naugatuck's unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in June, up from 9.3 percent in May. The highest rate this year in Naugatuck was 10.5 percent in January and the lowest was 9.2 percent in April.
In June, the most recent stats available, he borough had 1,684 unemployed people.
Naugatuck's percentage of unemployed is higher than the state average of 8.1 percent. Nationally, that number is 8.2 percent.Naugatuck Jobs Numbers May June Total Labor Force
Editor's Note: See the attached PDF for a town by town comparison of employment statistics over the past six months in Connecticut. Information provided by the Connecticut Department of Labor.