Three Westport residents added to unemployment rolls
Westport is still not out of hot water when it comes to job loss statistics.
While the 6.1 percent unemployment rate in October is down from a high of 6.6 percent in January, the state Department of Labor (DOL) reported yesterday that three residents were added to the town's unemployment rolls. According to the DOL, there are currently 12,119 employed residents in Westport, of the 12,895 in the labor force. That puts the number of unemployed in town at 776.