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New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in New Haven peaked in November 2010 at 9.6% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare New Haven unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Connecticut 3.8% 0.0 -0.7
New Haven 3.8% -0.2 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: New Haven, Connecticut, National

New Haven, Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Haven peaked in December 2010 at 31,416. There are now 19,045 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,680 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 691. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 12,371 -674 -2,489

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.9%
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 12,371
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 4.0% 13,045
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.7% 12,194
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.5% 11,680
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.1% 13,519
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.0% 13,191
August
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.9% 12,692
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.1% 13,457
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.3% 13,873
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.3% 13,836
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.3% 13,937

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.