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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Virginia 3.2% -0.1 -0.6
Winchester 2.9% -0.1 -0.5
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: 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 3,362 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,125 -62 -303

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 3.2% 2.9% 2,125
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
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.2% 2,317
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.2% 2,316
September
2017
4.2% 3.6% 3.3% 2,350
August
2017
4.4% 3.7% 3.4% 2,399
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 3.4% 2,409

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.