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Madera, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Madera rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 7.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.1 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Madera peaked in October 2010 at 16.8% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Madera unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
California 4.1% -0.1 0.0
Madera 7.2% +0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 10,374. There are now 5,949 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,194 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 231. Madera employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Madera, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Madera 4,425 +5 +76

Number of Unemployed Persons

Madera, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.1%
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 7.2% 4,425
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 7.1% 4,420
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 7.2% 4,438
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 7.2% 4,476
March
2019
3.8% 4.3% 7.1% 4,448
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 7.0% 4,349
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 6.9% 4,283
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 6.8% 4,198
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 6.8% 4,194
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 6.8% 4,202

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.