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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 July 2021 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Norwich peaked in May 2020 at 17.6% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Norwich unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Connecticut 7.3% -0.4 -4.0
Norwich 7.5% -0.1 -6.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 23,872. There are now 14,233 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Norwich employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Norwich, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Norwich 9,639 -162 -9,766

Number of Unemployed Persons

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.3% 7.5% 9,639
June
2021
5.9% 7.7% 7.6% 9,801
May
2021
5.8% 8.1% 7.9% 9,923
April
2021
6.1% 8.1% 8.7% 11,034
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 8.7% 11,119
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 8.8% 11,061
January
2021
6.3% 8.1% 8.4% 11,238
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.7% 11,732
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.9% 11,940
October
2020
6.9% 8.2% 9.1% 12,175
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 10.2% 13,824

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.