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Norwich-New London-Westerly, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Norwich fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 8.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Norwich peaked in May 2020 at 15.0% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.1% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.8 percentage points. You can also compare Norwich unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Connecticut 8.5% +0.4 +4.8
Norwich 8.9% -0.1 +5.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 May 2020 at 19,048. There are now 7,740 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,649 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,659. Norwich employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Norwich, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Norwich 11,308 -109 +6,080

Number of Unemployed Persons

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 8.9% 11,308
January
2021
6.3% 8.1% 9.0% 11,417
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 9.0% 12,539
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 9.1% 12,619
October
2020
6.9% 8.2% 7.1% 9,649
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 9.3% 13,092
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 10.2% 13,984
July
2020
10.2% 11.3% 12.3% 17,271
June
2020
11.1% 11.4% 13.2% 18,310
May
2020
13.3% 11.4% 15.0% 19,048
April
2020
14.8% 8.6% 13.7% 17,198

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.