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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 4.7%. 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 June 2009 at 8.2% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Virginia 4.9% -0.1 -0.7
Winchester 4.7% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 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 July 2009 at 5,268. There are now 1,970 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,289 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 9. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 3,298 +9 -465

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.0%
February
2014
6.7% 4.9% 4.7% 3,298
January
2014
6.6% 5.0% 4.8% 3,289
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 4.9% 3,366
November
2013
7.0% 5.3% 5.0% 3,455
October
2013
7.2% 5.4% 5.1% 3,527
September
2013
7.2% 5.5% 5.1% 3,529
August
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.1% 3,576
July
2013
7.3% 5.7% 5.2% 3,624
June
2013
7.5% 5.7% 5.2% 3,635
May
2013
7.5% 5.6% 5.2% 3,630
April
2013
7.5% 5.6% 5.2% 3,634
March
2013
7.5% 5.6% 5.3% 3,677

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.