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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Danbury peaked in December 2009 at 7.6% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Connecticut 4.6% +0.1 +0.1
Danbury 4.0% +0.2 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Danbury, Connecticut, National

Danbury, Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Danbury peaked in October 2010 at 8,029. There are now 3,749 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,844 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 436.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 4,280 +159 +324

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.0% 4,280
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.8% 4,121
September
2017
4.2% 4.6% 3.5% 3,844
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 3.6% 3,902
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 3.9% 4,306
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.2% 4,614
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.0% 4,397
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.1% 4,489
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.0% 4,394
February
2017
4.7% 4.7% 4.2% 4,606
January
2017
4.8% 4.5% 4.1% 4,416

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.