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New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in New Haven peaked in November 2010 at 9.6% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in April 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare New Haven unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Connecticut 4.5% 0.0 -0.2
New Haven 4.3% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 17,567 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 13,849 -88 -1,743

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.3% 13,849
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.3% 13,937
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 14,232
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.6% 14,860
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 15,126
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 14,745
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 14,710
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 14,646
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.5% 14,684
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.5% 14,809
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.6% 15,021

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.