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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.4%. 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 May 2020 at 11.1% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Connecticut 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Danbury 3.4% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 May 2020 at 11,638. There are now 8,027 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,575 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 36.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 3,611 +29 -1,262

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.4% 3,611
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.4% 3,582
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 3.4% 3,575
June
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.4% 3,633
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.6% 3,754
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.7% 3,840
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.8% 4,003
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 4.0% 4,201
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 4.2% 4,377
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 4.5% 4,664
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 4.5% 4,638

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.