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Hanford-Corcoran, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hanford fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2019 to 8.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Hanford peaked in November 2010 at 16.5% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.6% in September 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 May 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -0.2
California 4.2% -0.1 0.0
Hanford 8.0% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2019 data as June 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 9,748. There are now 5,037 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,388 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 323. Hanford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hanford, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Hanford 4,711 -35 +137

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hanford, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployment Rate
Hanford
Unemployed
June
2019
3.7%
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 8.0% 4,711
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 8.1% 4,746
March
2019
3.8% 4.3% 8.0% 4,690
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 7.7% 4,549
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 7.6% 4,462
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 7.6% 4,397
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.6% 4,390
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 7.6% 4,388
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.6% 4,425
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 7.8% 4,477
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 7.9% 4,532

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.