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New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for New Haven fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2019 to 3.8%. 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 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in October 2018, 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 March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 -0.2
Connecticut 3.9% +0.1 -0.5
New Haven 3.8% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2019 data as April 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 31,343. There are now 18,904 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,288 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 151. New Haven employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in New Haven, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
New Haven 12,439 +24 -1,641

Number of Unemployed Persons

New Haven, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployment Rate
New Haven
Unemployed
April
2019
3.6% 3.8%
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.8% 12,439
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 12,415
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.8% 12,450
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.8% 12,321
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 12,288
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.7% 12,293
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.8% 12,445
August
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.9% 12,666
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.0% 12,925
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.1% 13,199
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.1% 13,473

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.