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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hartford fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Hartford peaked in May 2020 at 11.1% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hartford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Connecticut 4.4% -0.2 -2.6
Hartford 4.3% -0.2 -2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 43,308 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hartford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hartford, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hartford 26,756 -1,179 -16,136

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hartford, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Hartford
Unemployment Rate
Hartford
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.3% 26,756
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 5.3% 32,525
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 5.6% 34,070
August
2021
5.2% 6.1% 5.9% 36,167
July
2021
5.4% 6.3% 6.3% 38,422
June
2021
5.9% 6.7% 6.6% 40,375

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.