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Redding, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Redding fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Redding peaked in February 2010 at 16.9% and is now 12.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Redding unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
California 4.1% -0.1 0.0
Redding 4.9% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 13,377. There are now 9,787 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,575 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15. Redding employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Redding, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Redding 3,590 -18 -205

Number of Unemployed Persons

Redding, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.1%
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.9% 3,590
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.9% 3,608
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.9% 3,642
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 5.0% 3,693
March
2019
3.8% 4.3% 5.0% 3,717
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 5.0% 3,707
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 5.0% 3,702
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.0% 3,692
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.0% 3,695
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 5.0% 3,713

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.