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Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danbury fell 0.7 percentage points in August 2021 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Danbury peaked in May 2020 at 11.0% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Connecticut 7.2% -0.1 -1.2
Danbury 5.0% -0.7 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 6,465 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Danbury 4,939 -687 -2,497

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployment Rate
Danbury
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 7.2% 5.0% 4,939
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
6.1% 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
6.3% 8.1% 6.9% 7,022
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.1% 7,174
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.1% 7,226
October
2020
6.9% 8.2% 7.2% 7,283

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.