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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury rose 1.7 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Danbury peaked in June 2020 at 9.2% and is now 2.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.7 percentage points. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Connecticut 8.2% +2.1 +4.4
Danbury 7.2% +1.7 +4.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 June 2020 at 9,592. There are now 2,051 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,655 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,886.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 7,541 +1,886 +4,102

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.2% 7,541
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 5.5% 5,655
September
2020
7.8% 7.7% 7.0% 7,361
August
2020
8.4% 8.1% 7.1% 7,377
July
2020
10.2% 10.2% 9.1% 9,568
June
2020
11.1% 10.1% 9.2% 9,592
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 8.9% 8,777
April
2020
14.8% 8.3% 8.1% 7,891
March
2020
4.4% 3.4% 2.7% 2,938
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 3.2% 3,490
January
2020
3.5% 3.7% 3.2% 3,442

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.