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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury rose 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Danbury peaked in January 2010 at 7.7% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Connecticut 4.5% 0.0 -0.3
Danbury 3.6% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 4,270 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,800 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 46.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 3,846 +46 -576

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.5%
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.7% 3,964
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.7% 3,982
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 3.7% 4,011
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 3.7% 4,045
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 3.8% 4,123
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 3.9% 4,221

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.