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Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton rose 0.3 percentage points in April 2021 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in April 2020 at 14.9% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Washington 5.5% 0.0 -10.8
Bremerton 5.1% +0.3 -9.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 April 2020 at 20,018. There are now 13,676 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,098 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,244. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 6,342 +421 -13,676

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 5.5% 5.1% 6,342
March
2021
6.0% 5.5% 4.8% 5,921
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 4.5% 5,519
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 4.2% 5,098
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 5.4% 6,685
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 5.9% 7,290
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.0% 8,046
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 7.2% 9,003
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 8.2% 10,481
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 9.9% 12,816
June
2020
11.1% 10.8% 9.3% 11,919

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.