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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Riverside rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2020 to 15.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate for Riverside in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Riverside 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
Riverside 15.1% +0.1 +11.0
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: Riverside, California, National

Riverside, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Riverside, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Riverside in May 2020 is at a new high of 306,489. Riverside employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Riverside, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Riverside 306,489 +2,318 +222,370

Number of Unemployed Persons

Riverside, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Riverside
Unemployment Rate
Riverside
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 16.3% 15.1% 306,489
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 15.0% 304,171
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 5.1% 105,757
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 3.9% 80,107
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 3.8% 79,718
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.8% 78,881
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.8% 79,185
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.8% 79,668
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.9% 80,247
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.9% 80,929
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 81,753

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.