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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Virginia 2.9% 0.0 -0.7
Winchester 2.8% +0.1 -0.4
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: 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 February 2010 at 5,487. There are now 3,468 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,957 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 62. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,019 +62 -297

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.9% 2.8% 2,019
September
2018
3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 1,957
August
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.8% 2,013
July
2018
3.9% 3.1% 2.7% 1,987
June
2018
4.0% 3.2% 2.9% 2,140
May
2018
3.8% 3.2% 2.9% 2,126
April
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.0% 2,187
March
2018
4.1% 3.4% 3.0% 2,200
February
2018
4.1% 3.5% 3.0% 2,191
January
2018
4.1% 3.6% 3.1% 2,194
December
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.2% 2,291

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.