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Norwich-New London-Westerly, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Norwich rose 1.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 5.1 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate for Norwich in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Norwich unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Connecticut 9.6% +1.3 +5.9
Norwich 14.7% +1.0 +11.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 18,662. Norwich employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Norwich, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Norwich 18,662 +1,464 +13,566

Number of Unemployed Persons

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 9.8%
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 14.7% 18,662
April
2020
14.7% 8.3% 13.7% 17,198
March
2020
4.4% 3.4% 3.4% 4,879
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 5,228
January
2020
3.6% 3.7% 3.6% 5,178
December
2019
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 5,196
November
2019
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 5,174
October
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.6% 5,151
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.6% 5,125
August
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 5,095

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.