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Madera, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Madera fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 16.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Madera peaked in October 2010 at 16.8% and is now 0.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.5% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 9.5 percentage points. You can also compare Madera unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
California 16.3% -0.1 +12.2
Madera 16.0% 0.0 +9.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 10,375. There are now 317 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 6,006. Madera employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Madera, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Madera 10,058 -34 +5,712

Number of Unemployed Persons

Madera, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployment Rate
Madera
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 16.3% 16.0% 10,058
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 16.0% 10,092
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 9.0% 5,746
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 6.7% 4,184
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 6.7% 4,158
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 6.5% 4,052
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 6.6% 4,114
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 6.7% 4,178
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 6.8% 4,241
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 6.9% 4,290
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 7.0% 4,317

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.