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Madera, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Madera rose 0.2 percentage points in May 2018 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.8 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 May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
California 4.2% 0.0 -0.7
Madera 7.0% +0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 6,137 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 122. Madera employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Madera, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Madera 4,292 +122 -802

Number of Unemployed Persons

Madera, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 7.0% 4,292
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 7.1% 4,385
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 7.4% 4,546
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 7.7% 4,764
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 8.0% 4,907
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 8.1% 4,950

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.