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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2017 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 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 May 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Virginia 3.9% -0.1 -0.1
Winchester 3.3% -0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2017 data as March 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 3,171 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 13. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,314 -127 -231

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
March
2017
4.5% 3.8%
February
2017
4.7% 3.9% 3.3% 2,314
January
2017
4.8% 4.0% 3.5% 2,441
December
2016
4.7% 4.1% 3.6% 2,525
November
2016
4.6% 4.1% 3.7% 2,629
October
2016
4.8% 4.1% 3.8% 2,672
September
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.6% 2,555
August
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.5% 2,458
July
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.4% 2,399
June
2016
4.9% 4.0% 3.4% 2,352
May
2016
4.7% 4.0% 3.3% 2,301
April
2016
5.0% 4.0% 3.5% 2,446

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.