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New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven rose 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 7.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in New Haven peaked in July 2020 at 10.5% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.1% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare New Haven unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Connecticut 8.1% -0.2 -0.5
New Haven 7.3% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 July 2020 at 35,117. There are now 12,748 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 21,328 in February 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,041. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 22,369 +489 -2,417

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 8.1% 7.3% 22,369
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 7.2% 21,880
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 7.1% 21,328
January
2021
6.3% 8.1% 7.1% 23,056
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.6% 24,735
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.5% 24,440
October
2020
6.9% 8.2% 7.4% 23,912
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.8% 25,256
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 7.6% 24,814
July
2020
10.2% 11.3% 10.5% 35,117
June
2020
11.1% 11.4% 10.2% 33,590

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.