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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2014 to 4.9%. 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 May 2009 at 8.2% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in February 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Virginia 5.1% +0.2 -0.5
Winchester 4.9% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 data as June 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 5,301. There are now 1,815 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,282 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 204. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 3,486 +106 -296

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 5.3%
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 4.9% 3,486
April
2014
6.3% 4.9% 4.8% 3,380
March
2014
6.7% 4.9% 4.8% 3,367
February
2014
6.7% 4.9% 4.7% 3,283
January
2014
6.6% 5.0% 4.8% 3,282
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 4.9% 3,360
November
2013
7.0% 5.3% 5.0% 3,421
October
2013
7.2% 5.4% 5.1% 3,489
September
2013
7.2% 5.5% 5.2% 3,560
August
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.3% 3,631
July
2013
7.3% 5.7% 5.4% 3,694
June
2013
7.5% 5.7% 5.5% 3,742

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.