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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 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 Norwich peaked in October 2010 at 9.5% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Norwich 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
Norwich 3.8% 0.0 -0.6
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: 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 14,361. There are now 8,851 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,251 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 259. Norwich employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Norwich, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Norwich 5,510 +50 -729

Number of Unemployed Persons

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployed
April
2019
3.6% 3.8%
March
2019
3.8% 3.9% 3.8% 5,510
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 5,460
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.8% 5,401
December
2018
3.9% 3.8% 3.7% 5,287
November
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 5,263
October
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.7% 5,251
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.7% 5,314
August
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.8% 5,426
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.9% 5,578
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 5,754
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.2% 5,932

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.