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Waterbury, Connecticut Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Waterbury fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Connecticut rate. The unemployment rate in Waterbury peaked in July 2020 at 13.0% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Waterbury unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Connecticut 4.4% -0.2 -2.6
Waterbury 5.4% -0.2 -3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Waterbury, Connecticut, National

Waterbury, Connecticut monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Waterbury, Connecticut Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Waterbury peaked in July 2020 at 14,704. There are now 8,750 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Waterbury 5,954 -244 -3,359

Number of Unemployed Persons

Waterbury, Connecticut Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Connecticut
Unemployment Rate
Waterbury
Unemployment Rate
Waterbury
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.4% 5,954
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 5.6% 6,198
February
2022
3.8% 4.9% 5.9% 6,495
January
2022
4.0% 5.3% 6.2% 6,765
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 6.6% 7,182
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 6.5% 7,139
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 6.6% 7,194
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 6.9% 7,542
August
2021
5.2% 6.1% 7.3% 8,009
July
2021
5.4% 6.3% 7.8% 8,499
June
2021
5.9% 6.7% 8.2% 8,894

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.