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Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Walla Walla fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Walla Walla peaked in April 2010 at 8.3% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in August 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Walla Walla unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Washington 4.5% 0.0 -0.7
Walla Walla 4.6% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Walla Walla, Washington, National

Walla Walla, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Walla Walla, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Walla Walla peaked in April 2010 at 2,706. There are now 1,244 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,457 in August 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Walla Walla 1,462 -25 -286

Number of Unemployed Persons

Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 1,462
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 1,487
September
2017
4.2% 4.6% 4.7% 1,485
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 4.6% 1,457
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 1,468
June
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.8% 1,489
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.9% 1,508
April
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.0% 1,542
March
2017
4.5% 4.7% 5.3% 1,633
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.4% 1,684
January
2017
4.8% 5.1% 5.7% 1,768

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.