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Madera, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Madera fell 1.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Madera peaked in November 2010 at 17.2% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.9% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Madera unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
California 6.9% -0.4 -1.8
Madera 7.5% -1.2 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 10,573. There are now 5,950 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,292 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 331. Madera employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Madera, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Madera 4,623 -821 -584

Number of Unemployed Persons

Madera, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.9% 7.5% 4,623
October
2021
4.6% 7.3% 8.7% 5,444
September
2021
4.7% 7.5% 8.8% 5,502
August
2021
5.2% 7.5% 8.9% 5,516
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 8.8% 5,460
June
2021
5.9% 7.6% 8.7% 5,415
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 8.6% 5,331
April
2021
6.0% 8.0% 8.6% 5,309
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 8.7% 5,358
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 9.0% 5,533
January
2021
6.4% 9.0% 9.2% 5,681

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.