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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 September 2022 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Norwich peaked in May 2020 at 17.8% and is now 13.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Norwich unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Connecticut 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Norwich 4.3% 0.0 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 24,425. There are now 18,494 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,916 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15. Norwich employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Norwich, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Norwich 5,931 +15 -2,258

Number of Unemployed Persons

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.3% 5,931
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.3% 5,916
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.3% 5,941
June
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.4% 6,059
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.5% 6,207
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.7% 6,396
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.9% 6,696
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 5.2% 7,032
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 5.4% 7,317
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.7% 7,786
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.7% 7,741

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.