Department of Numbers

Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton fell 0.9 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in April 2020 at 14.9% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Washington 4.7% -0.3 -2.0
Bremerton 3.4% -0.9 -2.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 15,784 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 4,234 -1,230 -3,056

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.7% 3.4% 4,234
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 4.3% 5,464
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 4.4% 5,590
August
2021
5.2% 5.1% 4.6% 5,778
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 4.7% 5,858
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 4.8% 6,023
May
2021
5.8% 5.2% 5.0% 6,149
April
2021
6.0% 5.4% 5.0% 6,179
March
2021
6.0% 5.5% 4.8% 5,921
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 4.5% 5,519
January
2021
6.4% 6.0% 4.2% 5,098

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.