In January, the unemployment rate in Bridgeport climbed to 15 percent, higher than any other month since before 1994, according to data from the state Department of Labor.
Only Hartford and Waterbury had higher unemployment rates that month, at 17.1 percent and 15.1 percent, respectively.
In 2010, the Park City’s average rate of unemployment was 13.8 percent. The rate peaked in January that year with 14.9 percent of the city’s workforce unemployed.
January 2011 unemployment rates in Greater Bridgeport:
Ansonia: 11.4 percent
Derby: 10.6 percent
Fairfield: 7.7 percent
Milford: 6.9 percent
Monroe: 7.8 percent
Seymour: 9.7 percent
Shelton: 8.6 percent
Stratford: 10.2 percent
Trumbull: 7.5 percent
Westport: 6.3 percent
All labor data is from the Connecticut Department on Labor