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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Danbury peaked in January 2010 at 7.7% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Connecticut 4.2% 0.0 -0.3
Danbury 3.5% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 8,116. There are now 4,281 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,571 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 264.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 3,835 +80 -147

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.5% 3,835
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.5% 3,755
August
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.3% 3,571
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 3.5% 3,790
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 3.7% 3,946
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 3.6% 3,832
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 3.6% 3,846
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 3.5% 3,800
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 3.7% 3,968
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 3.8% 4,078
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.6% 3,927

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.