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Visalia-Porterville, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Visalia fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 9.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 5.0 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Visalia peaked in December 2010 at 17.5% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Visalia 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
Visalia 9.1% -0.1 -0.8
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: 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 November 2010 at 35,736. There are now 16,693 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Visalia employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Visalia, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Visalia 19,043 -34 -1,320

Number of Unemployed Persons

Visalia, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 9.1% 19,043
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 9.2% 19,077
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 9.3% 19,180
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 9.6% 19,856
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 10.1% 20,831
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 9.6% 19,789
April
2018
3.9% 4.2% 9.4% 19,322
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 9.4% 19,408
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 9.7% 19,944
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 9.6% 19,550
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 9.7% 19,906

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.