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Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in February 2010 at 9.1% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Washington 4.5% 0.0 -0.1
Bremerton 4.8% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bremerton, Washington, National

Bremerton, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bremerton, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bremerton peaked in February 2010 at 11,052. There are now 5,006 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,253 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 793. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 6,046 +32 +2

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.6%
February
2019
3.8% 4.5% 4.8% 6,046
January
2019
4.0% 4.5% 4.8% 6,014
December
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.8% 5,997
November
2018
3.7% 4.5% 4.7% 5,764
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.4% 5,451
September
2018
3.7% 4.4% 4.3% 5,253
August
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.4% 5,315
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.4% 5,371
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.7% 5,668
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.8% 5,817
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.0% 6,122

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.