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New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven fell 0.5 percentage points in January 2021 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in New Haven peaked in December 2010 at 9.6% and is now 2.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in March 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 4.5 percentage points. You can also compare New Haven unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Connecticut 8.1% -0.1 +4.4
New Haven 7.6% -0.5 +4.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 6,619 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,345 in March 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 14,374. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 24,719 -1,755 +12,758

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5%
January
2021
6.3% 8.1% 7.6% 24,719
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.1% 26,474
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.2% 26,946
October
2020
6.9% 8.2% 5.9% 19,246
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.5% 24,732
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 7.7% 24,950
July
2020
10.2% 11.3% 9.5% 31,276
June
2020
11.1% 11.4% 9.1% 29,562
May
2020
13.3% 11.4% 8.5% 26,166
April
2020
14.8% 8.6% 7.5% 23,020

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.