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Madera, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Madera fell 0.5 percentage points in April 2022 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Madera peaked in November 2010 at 17.2% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Madera unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
California 4.6% -0.2 -3.7
Madera 6.1% -0.5 -3.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 6,743 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Madera employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Madera, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Madera 3,831 -281 -2,050

Number of Unemployed Persons

Madera, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 6.1% 3,831
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
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 8.0% 4,987
September
2021
4.7% 6.4% 8.3% 5,206
August
2021
5.2% 7.0% 8.7% 5,455
July
2021
5.4% 7.4% 9.1% 5,672
June
2021
5.9% 7.9% 9.3% 5,805

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.