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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 July 2019 to 3.6%. 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 October 2010 at 9.2% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hartford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Connecticut 3.6% -0.1 -0.4
Hartford 3.6% -0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 November 2010 at 57,857. There are now 35,062 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hartford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hartford, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Hartford 22,795 -778 -2,347

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hartford, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Hartford
Unemployment Rate
Hartford
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.6%
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.6% 22,795
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.8% 23,573
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 23,898
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 24,240
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.9% 24,610
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.9% 24,510
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.9% 24,397
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.8% 23,985
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.8% 23,923
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 23,889

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.