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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury rose 0.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate for Danbury in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Connecticut 9.4% +1.1 +5.7
Danbury 8.7% +0.6 +5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 8,528.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 8,528 +637 +5,240

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 8.7% 8,528
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.7% 3.2% 3,442
December
2019
3.5% 3.8% 3.2% 3,462
November
2019
3.5% 3.8% 3.2% 3,439
October
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.2% 3,412
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.1% 3,381
August
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.1% 3,345
July
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.1% 3,309

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.