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Madera, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Madera rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Madera peaked in November 2010 at 17.2% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Madera unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
California 3.9% -0.2 -2.5
Madera 5.7% +0.2 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 10,574. There are now 7,016 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,392 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 166. Madera employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Madera, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Madera 3,558 +118 -1,648

Number of Unemployed Persons

Madera, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.9% 5.7% 3,558
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 5.5% 3,440
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 5.4% 3,392
June
2022
3.6% 4.2% 5.6% 3,503
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.8% 3,647
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 6.1% 3,839
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 6.6% 4,112
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 7.1% 4,436
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 7.5% 4,690
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 7.9% 4,932
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 7.9% 4,922

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.