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Visalia-Porterville, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Visalia fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2017 to 9.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 5.0 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Visalia peaked in November 2010 at 17.4% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Visalia 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
Visalia 9.6% -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: Visalia, California, National

Visalia, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Visalia, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Visalia peaked in November 2010 at 35,722. There are now 15,930 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Visalia employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Visalia, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Visalia 19,792 -1,209 -2,832

Number of Unemployed Persons

Visalia, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 9.6% 19,792
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 10.1% 21,001
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 10.7% 22,291
August
2017
4.4% 5.1% 10.9% 22,779
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 10.7% 22,145
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 10.4% 21,501
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 10.1% 20,837
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 10.3% 21,243
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 10.6% 21,920
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 10.7% 22,090
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 10.9% 22,608

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.