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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2016 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in May 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% 0.0 -0.4
Virginia 3.7% 0.0 -0.6
Winchester 3.5% +0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2016 data as August 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 3,083 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,301 in May 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 101. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,402 +50 -473

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
August
2016
4.9% 3.9%
July
2016
4.9% 3.7% 3.5% 2,402
June
2016
4.9% 3.7% 3.4% 2,352
May
2016
4.7% 3.7% 3.3% 2,301
April
2016
5.0% 3.9% 3.5% 2,446
March
2016
5.0% 4.0% 3.7% 2,574
February
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2,545
January
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2,603
December
2015
5.0% 4.2% 3.9% 2,717
November
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.0% 2,744
October
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.0% 2,768
September
2015
5.1% 4.2% 4.0% 2,784

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.