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Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton fell 1.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 1.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Washington 15.1% -1.2 +10.7
Bremerton 13.5% -1.3 +8.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 19,468. There are now 1,520 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 17,948 -1,520 +11,849

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 15.1% 13.5% 17,948
April
2020
14.7% 16.3% 14.8% 19,468
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.1% 5,168
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 4.0% 5,254
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 4.1% 5,417
December
2019
3.5% 4.0% 4.0% 5,302
November
2019
3.5% 4.0% 4.2% 5,430
October
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.3% 5,563
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.4% 5,712
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.5% 5,861
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.6% 5,984

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.