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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Virginia 2.6% 0.0 -0.8
Winchester 2.4% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 7,589. There are now 5,805 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,720 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 64. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 1,784 +18 -362

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 1,784
August
2022
3.7% 2.6% 2.3% 1,766
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.3% 1,720
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,729
May
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.3% 1,761
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.3% 1,776
March
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.4% 1,826
February
2022
3.8% 3.2% 2.6% 1,938
January
2022
4.0% 3.3% 2.7% 2,046
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 2.8% 2,117
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 2.8% 2,111

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.