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New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2020 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in New Haven peaked in December 2010 at 9.6% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare New Haven unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.9 +0.6
Connecticut 3.4% -0.4 -0.3
New Haven 3.6% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2020 data as April 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 31,338. There are now 19,337 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,615 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 386. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 12,001 -70 +117

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
April
2020
14.7% 7.9%
March
2020
4.4% 3.4% 3.6% 12,001
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 12,071
January
2020
3.6% 3.7% 3.6% 11,961
December
2019
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 12,035
November
2019
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 11,992
October
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.6% 11,937
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.6% 11,864
August
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 11,774
July
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.5% 11,679
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.5% 11,615
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.6% 11,634

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.