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Redding, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Redding rose 0.2 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Redding peaked in February 2010 at 17.1% and is now 12.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Redding unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
California 4.2% -0.1 -0.8
Redding 4.8% +0.2 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 February 2010 at 13,485. There are now 9,935 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,393 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 157. Redding employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Redding, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Redding 3,550 +157 -946

Number of Unemployed Persons

Redding, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.2%
April
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.8% 3,550
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 4.6% 3,393
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 4.6% 3,452
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.6% 3,399
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.1% 3,799
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.3% 3,943
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.5% 4,142
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 5.8% 4,328
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.9% 4,414
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.9% 4,376
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.9% 4,360

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.