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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford fell 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.5 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 16.6% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.5% in March 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
California 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Hanford 7.6% -0.3 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 5,436 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,328 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 33. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 4,361 -129 -404

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.6% 4,361
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.9% 4,490
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 7.9% 4,499
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 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% 4.2% 7.5% 4,346
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 7.5% 4,328
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 7.7% 4,465
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 7.7% 4,421
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 8.0% 4,585

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.