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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.0%. 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 January 2010 at 7.7% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Connecticut 3.6% -0.1 -0.4
Danbury 3.0% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 November 2010 at 8,109. There are now 4,865 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 3,244 -106 -409

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.6%
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.0% 3,244
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.1% 3,350
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.2% 3,391
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.2% 3,441
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.3% 3,551
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 3,548
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.3% 3,549
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.3% 3,507
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.3% 3,499
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 3,502

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.