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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.7%. 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 May 2020 at 11.1% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Connecticut 4.4% -0.2 -2.6
Danbury 3.7% -0.1 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 May 2020 at 11,638. There are now 7,799 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 3,839 -164 -2,316

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.7% 3,839
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 4.5% 4,668
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 4.7% 4,873
August
2021
5.2% 6.1% 5.0% 5,143
July
2021
5.4% 6.3% 5.3% 5,438
June
2021
5.9% 6.7% 5.5% 5,711

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.