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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 2.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in April 2020 at 10.5% and is now 2.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Virginia 9.0% -2.2 +6.2
Winchester 8.5% -2.0 +5.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 April 2020 at 7,467. There are now 1,444 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 6,023 -1,444 +4,007

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.4%
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 8.5% 6,023
April
2020
14.7% 11.2% 10.5% 7,467
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 3.2% 2,359
February
2020
3.5% 2.6% 2.5% 1,868
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 2.6% 1,924
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 1,907
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 1,922
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 2.6% 1,938
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 1,956
August
2019
3.7% 2.7% 2.7% 1,973
July
2019
3.7% 2.7% 2.7% 1,988

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.