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Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2022 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in February 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 March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Washington 4.2% -0.1 -1.6
Longview 5.4% 0.0 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April 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 5,608 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,626 in February 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 2,650 +24 -700

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 5.4% 2,650
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
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 6.3% 3,053
July
2021
5.4% 5.2% 6.5% 3,157
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 6.6% 3,220
May
2021
5.8% 5.5% 6.7% 3,255

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.