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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 March 2020 to 3.7%. 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 October 2010 at 9.5% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Norwich unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.9 +0.6
Connecticut 3.4% -0.4 -0.3
Norwich 3.7% +0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2020 data as April 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 14,346. There are now 9,049 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,058 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 239. Norwich employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Norwich, Connecticut) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Norwich 5,297 +69 +38

Number of Unemployed Persons

Norwich, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployment Rate
Norwich
Unemployed
April
2020
14.7% 7.9%
March
2020
4.4% 3.4% 3.7% 5,297
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
July
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 5,065
June
2019
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 5,058
May
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.6% 5,096

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.