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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in December 2010 at 16.9% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Hanford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
California 3.9% -0.2 -2.5
Hanford 6.7% +0.2 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 9,936. There are now 6,170 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,544 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 222. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 3,766 +127 -1,429

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.9% 6.7% 3,766
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 6.5% 3,639
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 6.3% 3,544
June
2022
3.6% 4.2% 6.4% 3,588
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 6.5% 3,684
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 6.7% 3,796
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 7.1% 4,004
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 7.7% 4,338
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 8.2% 4,624
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 8.7% 4,890
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 8.7% 4,875

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.