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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Danbury peaked in June 2020 at 9.2% and is now 2.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.5 percentage points. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Connecticut 8.5% +0.4 +4.8
Danbury 7.0% -0.1 +3.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 2,871 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 1,066.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 6,721 -63 +3,231

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 7.0% 6,721
January
2021
6.3% 8.1% 7.1% 6,784
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.9% 7,112
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.2% 7,565
October
2020
6.9% 8.2% 5.5% 5,655
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.0% 7,361
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 7.1% 7,377
July
2020
10.2% 11.3% 9.1% 9,568
June
2020
11.1% 11.4% 9.2% 9,592
May
2020
13.3% 11.4% 8.9% 8,777
April
2020
14.8% 8.6% 8.1% 7,891

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.