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Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 16.5% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Washington 5.6% -0.4 +1.5
Longview 6.4% 0.0 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 7,978. There are now 5,015 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,938 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 25. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 2,963 +25 +334

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 6.4% 2,963
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 6.4% 2,938
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 7.8% 3,659
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.2% 3,318
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.3% 3,693
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 9.9% 4,837
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 9.7% 4,825
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 11.9% 5,994
June
2020
11.1% 10.8% 10.2% 5,021
May
2020
13.3% 12.5% 15.9% 7,924
April
2020
14.8% 16.3% 16.5% 7,978

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.