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Norwich-New London-Westerly, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Norwich rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Norwich peaked in November 2010 at 9.5% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Norwich unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Connecticut 4.2% 0.0 -0.3
Norwich 3.9% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 14,393. There are now 8,704 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,345 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 344. Norwich employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Norwich, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Norwich 5,689 +178 -582

Number of Unemployed Persons

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.9% 5,689
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 3.8% 5,511
August
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.7% 5,345
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.0% 5,758
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.2% 6,049
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.3% 6,139
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.3% 6,194
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 6,418
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 4.6% 6,726
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 6,684
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.4% 6,369

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.