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Madera, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Madera rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 8.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Madera peaked in October 2010 at 16.8% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.5% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.9 percentage points. You can also compare Madera unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
California 8.5% -0.5 +4.2
Madera 8.4% +0.1 +1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 10,375. There are now 5,240 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,052 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,083. Madera employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Madera, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Madera 5,135 +61 +951

Number of Unemployed Persons

Madera, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 8.4% 5,135
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 8.3% 5,074
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 9.3% 5,770
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 8.1% 4,959
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 9.0% 5,526
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 10.6% 6,380
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 10.7% 6,404
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 13.1% 8,026
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 14.4% 8,881
May
2020
13.3% 15.6% 16.0% 10,051
April
2020
14.8% 16.0% 16.0% 10,092

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.