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Visalia-Porterville, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Visalia rose 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 9.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 5.4 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Visalia peaked in December 2010 at 17.4% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 9.2% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Visalia unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
California 4.3% 0.0 0.0
Visalia 9.7% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 35,492. There are now 15,210 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 19,057 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,225. Visalia employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Visalia, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Visalia 20,282 +202 +101

Number of Unemployed Persons

Visalia, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 9.7% 20,282
March
2019
3.8% 4.3% 9.6% 20,080
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 9.4% 19,604
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 9.3% 19,355
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 9.2% 19,097
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 9.2% 19,060
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 9.2% 19,057
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 9.3% 19,221
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 9.5% 19,471
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 9.7% 19,760
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 9.8% 20,009

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.