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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford rose 1.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 9.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 16.8% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.8% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.1 percentage points. You can also compare Hanford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
California 8.3% 0.0 -7.7
Hanford 9.9% +1.0 -6.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 9,934. There are now 4,409 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,478 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,047. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 5,525 +604 -3,965

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 8.3% 9.9% 5,525
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 8.9% 4,921
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 9.1% 5,020
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 9.3% 5,111
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 10.6% 5,943
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 9.3% 5,145
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 11.1% 6,213
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 11.8% 6,439
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 12.2% 6,725
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 12.8% 7,100
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 13.6% 7,617

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.