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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford fell 1.7 percentage points in January 2021 to 8.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in December 2010 at 16.6% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.5% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Hanford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
California 9.0% -0.3 +4.8
Hanford 8.8% -1.7 +1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 4,877 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 494. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 4,875 -1,058 +425

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5%
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 8.8% 4,875
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 10.5% 5,933
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 9.0% 5,012
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 9.9% 5,582
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 11.5% 6,289
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 11.3% 6,206
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 13.5% 7,546
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 14.5% 8,214
May
2020
13.3% 15.6% 16.6% 9,480
April
2020
14.8% 16.0% 16.6% 9,492

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.