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Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bremerton rose 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Bremerton peaked in April 2020 at 14.8% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.8% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Bremerton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Washington 5.7% -0.3 +1.7
Bremerton 6.2% +0.4 +2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 19,468. There are now 11,472 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Bremerton 7,996 -32 +2,566

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bremerton, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployment Rate
Bremerton
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.1%
November
2020
6.7% 5.7% 6.2% 7,996
October
2020
6.9% 6.0% 5.8% 8,028
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.9% 10,476
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 7.8% 10,519
July
2020
10.2% 10.2% 9.7% 12,959
June
2020
11.1% 10.0% 8.3% 10,933
May
2020
13.3% 15.1% 13.4% 17,889
April
2020
14.8% 16.3% 14.8% 19,468
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.1% 5,168
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 4.0% 5,254
January
2020
3.5% 3.9% 4.1% 5,417

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.