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Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Washington 3.7% -0.1 -1.5
Longview 5.3% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Longview, Washington, National

Longview, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Longview, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 8,258. There are now 5,645 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 2,613 -63 -544

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 5.3% 2,613
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 5.4% 2,676
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 5.4% 2,658
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.3% 2,637
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.4% 2,641
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 5.4% 2,626
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 5.5% 2,671
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 5.6% 2,752
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 5.6% 2,750
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 5.7% 2,792
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 6.0% 2,920

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.