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Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in February 2010 at 9.0% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Washington 4.6% 0.0 +0.2
Bremerton 5.0% +0.1 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 10,913. There are now 4,593 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,527 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 793. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 6,320 +133 +793

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.6%
July
2019
3.7% 4.6% 5.0% 6,320
June
2019
3.7% 4.6% 4.9% 6,187
May
2019
3.6% 4.6% 4.8% 6,073
April
2019
3.6% 4.7% 4.8% 6,094
March
2019
3.8% 4.6% 4.8% 6,008
February
2019
3.8% 4.5% 4.7% 5,909
January
2019
4.0% 4.5% 4.7% 5,845
December
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.7% 5,778
November
2018
3.7% 4.5% 4.7% 5,778
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.6% 5,737

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.