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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford rose 2.6 percentage points in March 2020 to 10.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.8 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in December 2010 at 16.6% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.5% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.8 percentage points. You can also compare Hanford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.9 +0.6
California 5.5% +1.6 +1.3
Hanford 10.3% +2.6 +2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2020 data as April metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Hanford, California, National

Hanford, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hanford, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 9,752. There are now 3,600 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,381 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,771. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 6,152 +1,678 +1,487

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
April
2020
14.7% 15.5%
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 10.3% 6,152
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 7.7% 4,474
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 7.7% 4,450
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 7.5% 4,381
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 7.6% 4,431
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 7.7% 4,480
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 7.9% 4,526
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 7.9% 4,559
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 8.0% 4,580
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 8.0% 4,593
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 8.0% 4,613

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.