Department of Numbers

Redding, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Redding rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2021 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Redding peaked in February 2010 at 17.5% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in November 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.3 percentage points. You can also compare Redding unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
California 7.5% -0.1 -4.8
Redding 6.9% +0.1 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 8,724 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 1,747. Redding employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Redding, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Redding 5,094 +53 -1,556

Number of Unemployed Persons

Redding, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8% 7.5%
August
2021
5.2% 7.5% 6.9% 5,094
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 6.8% 5,041
June
2021
5.9% 7.6% 6.8% 4,977
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 6.6% 4,869
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

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.