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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in April 2020 at 10.5% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Virginia 4.9% -0.3 +2.2
Winchester 3.9% -0.1 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 4,732 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,735 -44 +813

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.9% 3.9% 2,735
October
2020
6.9% 5.2% 4.0% 2,779
September
2020
7.8% 6.2% 4.9% 3,399
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 4.9% 3,422
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 6.2% 4,356
June
2020
11.1% 8.1% 6.9% 4,848
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 8.3% 5,846
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 1,924

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.