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Madera, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Madera fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.9 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Madera peaked in November 2010 at 16.9% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Madera 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
Madera 7.0% 0.0 -0.4
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: Madera, California, National

Madera, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Madera, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Madera peaked in November 2010 at 10,429. There are now 6,120 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,170 in April 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 139. Madera employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Madera, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Madera 4,309 +14 -237

Number of Unemployed Persons

Madera, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.0% 4,309
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.0% 4,295
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 6.9% 4,249
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 7.0% 4,329
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 7.3% 4,489
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 7.0% 4,281
April
2018
3.9% 4.2% 6.8% 4,170
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 6.8% 4,178
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 7.1% 4,383
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 7.0% 4,326
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 7.0% 4,296

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.