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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hartford fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Hartford peaked in May 2020 at 11.1% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Hartford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Connecticut 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Hartford 4.0% 0.0 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Hartford, Connecticut, National

Hartford, Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hartford, Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hartford peaked in May 2020 at 70,064. There are now 45,353 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 24,657 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 54. Hartford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hartford, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hartford 24,711 +54 -9,359

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hartford, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Hartford
Unemployment Rate
Hartford
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.0% 24,711
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.0% 24,657
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 24,710
June
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.0% 25,104
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.2% 25,895
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.3% 26,747
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.5% 27,935
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 4.8% 29,383
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 5.0% 30,595
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.3% 32,540
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.3% 32,322

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.