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Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in February 2010 at 9.1% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Washington 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Bremerton 4.5% +0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 5,586 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 213. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 5,466 +213 -525

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.3% 4.5% 5,466
September
2018
3.7% 4.4% 4.3% 5,253
August
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.4% 5,315
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.4% 5,371
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 4.7% 5,668
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 4.8% 5,817
April
2018
3.9% 4.8% 5.0% 6,122
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 6,132
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 6,044
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 5,933
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 6,058

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.