Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 4.4% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which lost 700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI market declined by 399 jobs in July and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI unemployment rate is 62 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 260 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 6.2% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -1.0%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 23,800; -600
  • Transportation & Utilities: 21,500; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 19,200; -700
  • Manufacturing: 18,500; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,800; -100
  • Business Services: 9,000; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 4,600; +100
  • Other Jobs: 3,300; no change
  • Financial Services: 2,700; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,300; no change
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.