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Visalia-Porterville, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Visalia fell 1.5 percentage points in July 2020 to 16.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.7 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Visalia peaked in May 2020 at 19.5% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Visalia unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
California 13.5% -1.4 +9.5
Visalia 16.2% -1.5 +6.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Visalia, California, National

Visalia, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Visalia, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Visalia peaked in May 2020 at 37,278. There are now 6,469 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Visalia employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Visalia, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Visalia 30,809 -3,343 +11,170

Number of Unemployed Persons

Visalia, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 11.4%
July
2020
10.2% 13.5% 16.2% 30,809
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 17.7% 34,152
May
2020
13.3% 16.4% 19.5% 37,278
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 19.1% 37,196
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 12.3% 26,068
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 9.4% 19,256
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 9.3% 19,111
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 9.1% 18,817
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 9.2% 18,987
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 9.3% 19,165
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 9.4% 19,345

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.