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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 February 2018 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Hartford peaked in February 2010 at 9.2% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Hartford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Connecticut 4.6% +0.1 -0.3
Hartford 4.7% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 57,923. There are now 28,636 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 26,621 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,666. Hartford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hartford, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Hartford 29,287 -147 -2,188

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hartford, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Hartford
Unemployment Rate
Hartford
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.7% 29,287
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 29,434
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 28,813
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.9% 30,682
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 29,184
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.3% 26,621
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.4% 27,391
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.8% 30,077
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.9% 31,156
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.8% 30,408
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.9% 30,598

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.