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Winchester, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winchester fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Winchester peaked in April 2020 at 10.4% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Virginia 3.4% -0.2 -2.4
Winchester 2.7% -0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 7,711. There are now 5,692 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Winchester 2,019 -123 -963

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winchester, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployment Rate
Winchester
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.4% 2.7% 2,019
October
2021
4.6% 3.6% 2.9% 2,142
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 3.0% 2,235
August
2021
5.2% 4.0% 3.2% 2,361
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 3.3% 2,483
June
2021
5.9% 4.3% 3.5% 2,583
May
2021
5.8% 4.5% 3.6% 2,640
April
2021
6.0% 4.7% 3.7% 2,711
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 3.7% 2,757
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 3.7% 2,758
January
2021
6.4% 5.3% 3.8% 2,800

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.