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Redding, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Redding fell 0.4 percentage points in March 2022 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Redding peaked in February 2010 at 17.5% and is now 12.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in February 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Redding unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
California 4.9% -0.4 -3.5
Redding 4.7% -0.4 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April 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 13,820. There are now 10,409 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,235 in February 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 176. Redding employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Redding, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Redding 3,411 -346 -2,080

Number of Unemployed Persons

Redding, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 4.7% 3,411
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 5.1% 3,757
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 5.6% 4,060
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 5.9% 4,335
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 5.9% 4,320
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 6.0% 4,384
September
2021
4.7% 6.4% 6.4% 4,631
August
2021
5.2% 7.0% 6.8% 4,926
July
2021
5.4% 7.4% 7.1% 5,194
June
2021
5.9% 7.9% 7.4% 5,368
May
2021
5.8% 7.9% 7.5% 5,438

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.