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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2017 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Virginia 3.8% 0.0 -0.3
Winchester 3.3% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2017 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Winchester, Virginia, National

Winchester, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Winchester, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Winchester peaked in February 2010 at 5,485. There are now 3,132 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,310 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 43. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,353 -25 -246

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
September
2017
4.2% 3.7%
August
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.3% 2,353
July
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.4% 2,378
June
2017
4.4% 3.7% 3.4% 2,389
May
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.5% 2,429
April
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.5% 2,455
March
2017
4.5% 3.8% 3.3% 2,310
February
2017
4.7% 3.9% 3.4% 2,355
January
2017
4.8% 4.0% 3.5% 2,472
December
2016
4.7% 4.1% 3.6% 2,519
November
2016
4.6% 4.1% 3.7% 2,556
October
2016
4.8% 4.1% 3.7% 2,616

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.