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New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in New Haven peaked in November 2010 at 9.6% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare New Haven 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
New Haven 4.8% +0.2 +0.4
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: New Haven, Connecticut, National

New Haven, Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Haven peaked in December 2010 at 31,540. There are now 15,687 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,943 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,910. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 15,853 +680 +1,539

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.8% 15,853
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 15,173
September
2017
4.2% 4.6% 4.3% 13,943
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.4% 14,339
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.8% 15,762
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.0% 16,625
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.9% 16,108
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 4.8% 15,772
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.9% 15,886
February
2017
4.7% 4.7% 5.0% 16,189
January
2017
4.8% 4.5% 4.8% 15,498

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.