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Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in February 2010 at 9.0% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Washington 4.5% 0.0 -0.7
Bremerton 4.6% 0.0 -1.2
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: Bremerton, Washington, National

Bremerton, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bremerton, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bremerton peaked in March 2010 at 10,989. There are now 5,387 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,579 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 23. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 5,602 +23 -1,262

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 5,602
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 5,579
September
2017
4.2% 4.6% 4.8% 5,786
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 4.7% 5,621
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 5,632
June
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.8% 5,671
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.9% 5,736
April
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.0% 5,914
March
2017
4.5% 4.7% 5.1% 6,003
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.2% 6,128
January
2017
4.8% 5.1% 5.5% 6,535

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.