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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in April 2020 at 10.5% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Virginia 5.2% -0.1 +2.7
Winchester 3.8% 0.0 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Winchester, Virginia, National

Winchester, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Winchester, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Winchester peaked in April 2020 at 7,467. There are now 4,723 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,718 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 26. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,744 +2 +876

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 3.8% 2,744
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 3.8% 2,742
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 3.9% 2,718
November
2020
6.7% 5.8% 3.9% 2,732
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 4.0% 2,779
September
2020
7.8% 6.6% 4.9% 3,399
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 4.9% 3,422
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 6.2% 4,356
June
2020
11.1% 8.8% 6.9% 4,848
May
2020
13.3% 8.5% 8.3% 5,846
April
2020
14.8% 11.3% 10.5% 7,467

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.