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Redding, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Redding fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Redding peaked in February 2010 at 17.0% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Redding 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
Redding 5.3% -0.5 -1.4
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: Redding, California, National

Redding, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Redding, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Redding peaked in February 2010 at 13,413. There are now 9,391 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Redding employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Redding, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Redding 4,022 -405 -994

Number of Unemployed Persons

Redding, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 5.3% 4,022
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.8% 4,427
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 6.3% 4,796
August
2017
4.4% 5.1% 6.4% 4,856
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 6.1% 4,576
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.9% 4,454
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.8% 4,364
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.9% 4,417
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 5.7% 4,297
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 5.9% 4,453
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 6.2% 4,678

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.