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Redding, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Redding rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Redding peaked in February 2010 at 17.5% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in November 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.1 percentage points. You can also compare Redding unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
California 7.9% -0.1 -7.7
Redding 6.7% +0.1 -6.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Redding, California, National

Redding, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Redding, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Redding peaked in March 2010 at 13,818. There are now 8,934 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,347 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,537. Redding employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Redding, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Redding 4,884 +77 -4,534

Number of Unemployed Persons

Redding, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 7.9% 6.7% 4,884
April
2021
6.1% 8.0% 6.6% 4,807
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 6.5% 4,745
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 6.6% 4,802
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 6.6% 4,756
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 7.5% 5,501
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.8% 4,929
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 8.2% 5,984
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 8.6% 6,263
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 9.2% 6,650
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 10.0% 7,226

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.