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Visalia-Porterville, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Visalia rose 0.2 percentage points in May 2018 to 9.6%. 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 17.5% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 9.4% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Visalia unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
California 4.2% 0.0 -0.7
Visalia 9.6% +0.2 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 15,972 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 19,322 in April 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 442. Visalia employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Visalia, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Visalia 19,764 +442 -2,004

Number of Unemployed Persons

Visalia, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 9.6% 19,764
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 9.8% 20,094
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 9.9% 20,363
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 10.1% 20,840
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 10.4% 21,240
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 10.4% 21,319

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.