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Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton rose 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 5.1%. 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 February 2010 at 9.1% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Washington 4.8% +0.1 0.0
Bremerton 5.1% +0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 February 2010 at 11,052. There are now 4,906 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,755 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 391. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 6,146 +14 +344

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.7%
April
2018
3.9% 4.8% 5.1% 6,146
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 6,002
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 5,991
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.0% 6,046
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.0% 6,056
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.9% 5,992
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.9% 5,905

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.