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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford fell 1.6 percentage points in November 2021 to 8.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 16.8% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.8% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Hanford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
California 6.9% -0.4 -1.8
Hanford 8.2% -1.6 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 5,400 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 56. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 4,534 -959 -611

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.9% 8.2% 4,534
October
2021
4.6% 7.3% 9.8% 5,493
September
2021
4.7% 7.5% 9.9% 5,549
August
2021
5.2% 7.5% 9.9% 5,511
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 9.7% 5,392
June
2021
5.9% 7.6% 9.5% 5,258
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 9.2% 5,081
April
2021
6.0% 8.0% 8.9% 4,928
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 8.9% 4,921
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 9.1% 5,020
January
2021
6.4% 9.0% 9.3% 5,111

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.