Department of Numbers

Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.0%. 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 April 2020 at 15.0% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Washington 3.7% 0.0 -1.1
Bremerton 4.0% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 20,409. There are now 15,175 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 5,234 -39 -762

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 5,234
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 5,273
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 5,235
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 5,400
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.1% 5,409
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 5,403
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.2% 5,441
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 4.1% 5,399
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 4.2% 5,484
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 4.3% 5,617
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.3% 5,614

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.