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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 7.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.4 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 16.6% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Hanford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
California 4.3% -0.1 -0.8
Hanford 7.7% +0.1 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 9,788. There are now 5,331 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,379 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 78. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 4,457 +78 -1,076

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 7.7% 4,457
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 7.6% 4,379
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 8.0% 4,534
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 8.1% 4,595
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 8.8% 4,988
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 9.5% 5,404
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 9.6% 5,415
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 9.3% 5,203
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 9.0% 5,064
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 8.8% 4,953
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 9.2% 5,229

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.