Department of Numbers

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in New Haven peaked in November 2010 at 9.6% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in August 2018, 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Connecticut 4.2% 0.0 -0.3
New Haven 4.1% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 17,881 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,692 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 843. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 13,535 +344 -1,111

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.1% 13,535
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 4.0% 13,191
August
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.9% 12,692
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.1% 13,457
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.3% 13,873
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.3% 13,836
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

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.