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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Danbury peaked in May 2020 at 11.0% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Connecticut 6.0% -0.4 -2.2
Danbury 4.7% -0.1 -2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 May 2020 at 11,404. There are now 6,614 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 4,790 -58 -2,436

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.0% 4.7% 4,790
October
2021
4.6% 6.4% 4.8% 4,848
September
2021
4.7% 6.8% 4.9% 4,894
August
2021
5.2% 7.2% 5.0% 4,911
July
2021
5.4% 7.3% 5.7% 5,626
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 5.7% 5,643
May
2021
5.8% 8.1% 5.9% 5,671
April
2021
6.0% 8.1% 7.0% 6,807
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 7.2% 6,829
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 7.3% 6,914
January
2021
6.4% 8.1% 6.9% 7,022

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.