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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester rose 0.2 percentage points in April 2017 to 3.5%. 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 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
Virginia 3.8% 0.0 -0.2
Winchester 3.5% +0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May 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 3,023 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 152. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,462 +152 -38

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 3.8%
April
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.5% 2,462
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
September
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.8% 2,637
August
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2,599
July
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2,551
June
2016
4.9% 4.0% 3.6% 2,499

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.