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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.2 percentage points in June 2015 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in January 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Virginia 4.9% 0.0 -0.3
Winchester 4.5% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 2,332 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,011 in January 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 147. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 3,158 -100 -253

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
June
2015
5.3% 4.9% 4.5% 3,158
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
January
2015
5.7% 4.7% 4.4% 3,011
December
2014
5.6% 4.8% 4.5% 3,086
November
2014
5.8% 4.8% 4.6% 3,140
October
2014
5.7% 4.9% 4.7% 3,202
September
2014
5.9% 5.0% 4.8% 3,283
August
2014
6.1% 5.0% 4.9% 3,357
July
2014
6.2% 5.1% 4.9% 3,386

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.