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Visalia-Porterville, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Visalia fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2022 to 7.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.4 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Visalia peaked in April 2020 at 18.0% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Visalia unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
California 3.9% -0.3 -3.5
Visalia 7.3% -0.2 -3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 36,814. There are now 21,872 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Visalia 14,942 -352 -7,194

Number of Unemployed Persons

Visalia, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployment Rate
Visalia
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 7.3% 14,942
June
2022
3.6% 4.2% 7.5% 15,294
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 7.7% 15,735
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 8.0% 16,325
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 8.4% 17,188
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 8.9% 18,246
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 9.3% 19,025
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 9.7% 19,676
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 9.6% 19,617
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 9.7% 19,789
September
2021
4.7% 6.4% 10.1% 20,495

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.