Department of Numbers

Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton fell 1.2 percentage points in January 2021 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Washington 6.0% -0.3 +2.0
Bremerton 5.6% -1.2 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 12,602 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bremerton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bremerton, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 6,866 -1,675 +1,449

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.6%
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 5.6% 6,866
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 6.8% 8,541
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 6.2% 7,885
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 5.8% 8,028
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 7.9% 10,476
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 7.8% 10,519
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 9.7% 12,959
June
2020
11.1% 10.8% 8.3% 10,933
May
2020
13.3% 12.5% 13.4% 17,889
April
2020
14.8% 16.3% 14.8% 19,468

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.