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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.7%. 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 8.4% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in July 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Virginia 2.8% -0.1 0.0
Winchester 2.7% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 5,397. There are now 3,428 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Winchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winchester, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 1,969 -36 -68

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.7%
August
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.7% 1,969
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2,005
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.8% 2,019
May
2019
3.6% 3.0% 2.8% 2,032
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.8% 2,026
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.8% 2,036
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.8% 2,025
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 2.8% 2,018
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.8% 2,020
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.8% 2,016
October
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.8% 2,013

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.