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New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in New Haven peaked in May 2020 at 10.4% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in July 2022, 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 November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Connecticut 4.2% -0.1 -1.0
New Haven 3.8% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 35,014. There are now 22,227 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,373 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 414. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 12,787 +141 -3,526

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.8% 12,787
October
2022
3.7% 4.3% 3.8% 12,646
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.7% 12,457
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.7% 12,373
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 3.7% 12,375
June
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.8% 12,565
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.9% 12,969
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.0% 13,411
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.2% 14,043
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 4.5% 14,803
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 4.7% 15,436

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.