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Redding, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Redding fell 1.8 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.6 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Redding peaked in March 2010 at 17.0% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 9.4 percentage points. You can also compare Redding unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
California 16.3% -0.1 +12.2
Redding 13.7% -1.8 +9.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 13,386. There are now 3,637 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,221 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 6,528. Redding employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Redding, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Redding 9,749 -1,564 +6,227

Number of Unemployed Persons

Redding, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 16.3% 13.7% 9,749
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 15.5% 11,313
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 5.9% 4,330
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 4.3% 3,226
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 4.4% 3,272
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.3% 3,221
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.4% 3,289
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.5% 3,359
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.6% 3,425
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 4.7% 3,477
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.7% 3,505

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.