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Norwich-New London-Westerly, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Norwich fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Norwich peaked in January 2011 at 9.5% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Norwich unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Connecticut 4.6% +0.1 -0.3
Norwich 4.6% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Norwich, Connecticut, National

Norwich, Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Norwich peaked in November 2010 at 14,325. There are now 7,604 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,957 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 764. Norwich employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Norwich, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Norwich 6,721 +46 -486

Number of Unemployed Persons

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.6% 6,721
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 6,675
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 6,427
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 6,514
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 6,430
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.2% 5,957
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.3% 6,110
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 4.6% 6,690
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.8% 7,004
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.8% 6,867
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.6% 6,715

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.