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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford fell 0.7 percentage points in November 2017 to 8.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.5 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 16.6% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hanford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
California 4.6% -0.3 -0.7
Hanford 8.1% -0.7 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Hanford, California, National

Hanford, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hanford, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 9,788. There are now 5,186 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 4,602 -386 -990

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 8.1% 4,602
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 8.8% 4,988
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 9.5% 5,404
August
2017
4.4% 5.1% 9.6% 5,415
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 9.3% 5,203
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 9.0% 5,064
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 8.8% 4,953
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 9.2% 5,229
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 9.5% 5,397
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 9.7% 5,533
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 9.8% 5,592

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.