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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 8.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 16.6% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.4% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Hanford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
California 4.2% 0.0 -0.1
Hanford 8.0% +0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 9,797. There are now 5,050 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,301 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 446. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 4,747 +105 +282

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.3%
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 8.0% 4,747
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 7.9% 4,642
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 7.6% 4,447
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.4% 4,301
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 7.6% 4,352
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.9% 4,490
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 7.9% 4,499
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 8.0% 4,581
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 8.0% 4,609
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 7.6% 4,392
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 7.5% 4,346

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.