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Redding, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Redding fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Redding peaked in February 2010 at 17.1% and is now 12.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Redding unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
California 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Redding 5.1% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 9,616 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 476. Redding employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Redding, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Redding 3,869 +4 -273

Number of Unemployed Persons

Redding, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployment Rate
Redding
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.1% 3,869
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.1% 3,865
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.0% 3,756
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.0% 3,713
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 5.2% 3,876
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.0% 3,669
April
2018
3.9% 4.2% 4.8% 3,527
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

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.