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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Virginia 4.2% +0.1 -0.6
Winchester 3.9% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 5,490. There are now 2,754 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,736 -37 -350

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.2% 3.9% 2,736
November
2015
5.0% 4.1% 4.0% 2,773
October
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.0% 2,785
September
2015
5.1% 4.3% 4.0% 2,792
August
2015
5.1% 4.5% 4.0% 2,811
July
2015
5.3% 4.8% 4.3% 3,010
June
2015
5.3% 4.9% 4.5% 3,148
May
2015
5.5% 4.9% 4.7% 3,258
April
2015
5.4% 4.8% 4.7% 3,232
March
2015
5.5% 4.8% 4.6% 3,166
February
2015
5.5% 4.7% 4.4% 3,055

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.